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What does Reinwald mean?

Reinwald Pronunciation of Reinwald [rein-wald] as a boys' name is of Latin derivation, and Reinwald means "ruler's advisor". Reinwald is an alternate spelling of Reginald (Latin): from Reginaldus.

Associated with: ruler (king), advisor (counsel).


Reinwald has 7 variants: Rainhold, Raynald, Reinald, Reinhold, Reinold, Reynold and Ronald.

11 more relations via Reginald: Reginaldo, Reginalt, Reginauld, Reginvald, Reginvalt, Regnauld, Reinaldo, Reinaldos, Renaud, Reynaldo and Rinaldo.

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Middle name pairings:
Reinwald Leander (R.L.), ..

How popular is Reinwald?

Reinwald is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#35522 out of 150436, Top 24%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Reginald (#875 via latest list), Reinaldo, Reinhold, Reynaldo (#1112), Reynold, Rinaldo and Ronald (#433) are the popular alternative forms of Reinwald (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Reginauld, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Reinwald was at its most widespread during the years 1940-1949 (median #1080) and is now significantly less (#1488, 97% less usage). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Reginald, Reinaldo, Reinhold, Reynaldo, Reynold in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rinaldo, Ronald in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Reinwald and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Reinwald is pronounced similarly to Ranald, Renauld and Reynald. Other recommended names are Bernald, Bernhald (see Bernal), Fernald, Griswald, Kenward, Meinhard, Meinrad, Rainault, Rainhard, Raynaldo, Reinart, Reinhard, Reinhardt, Reinhart, Renaldo, Renard, Renault, Rendall, Rennard, Reynaldos (see Reginald), Reynard, Reynolds, Rheinallt, Ronaldo, Roneld, Sewald and Sigwald. These names tend to be more frequently used than Reinwald.

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