What does Rinaldo mean?
Rinaldo [ri-nal-do] as a boys' name is a Latin name, and the meaning of Rinaldo is "ruler's advisor". Rinaldo is an alternate form of Reginald (Latin): from Reginaldus. Rinaldo is also a form of Reynold (Latin).
(male) Rennaldo, Rownaldo, ..
(female) Rinalda, Rinalle, .. Middle name pairings:
Rinaldo Stanley (R.S.), ..
How popular is Rinaldo?
Rinaldo is a rare given name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#20484 out of 150436, Top 14%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Rinaldo entered the list in 1910-1919 and reached its highest position of #1972 in the U.S. then, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Raynaldo, Reginald (#875 in recent rankings), Reinaldo, Renaldo, Renato, Reynaldo (#1112), Reynold and Ronald (#433) are the prominent related forms of Rinaldo rated in the Top 2000. These relations of Rinaldo were favored in the 1940s (median #1251) and are now much less widespread (#1602, ▼97%), with forms like Ronald becoming less fashionable.
Rinaldo is pronounced similarly to Ronaldo. Other suggested similar names are Araldo, Arnaldo, Arnoldo, Evaldo (see Everild), Geraldo, Gildo, Giraldo, Grimaldo, Heraldo, Jeraldo (see Jerald), Lindo, Osvaldo, Oswaldo▼, Ranald, Ranulfo, Renard, Renardo, Reynardo, Ricard, Ricardo, Riccardo, Richardo, Rikard, Ringo, Riyad, Riyadh, Roald, Rolando, Ronal, Roneld, Ronello and Waldo▼. These names tend to be more commonly used than Rinaldo.See names in meaning and etymology.