What does Roland mean?
Roland [roland] as a boys' name is pronounced ROH-land. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Roland is "renowned land". Roland is celebrated in French and Italian poetic and romantic sagas as a hero in the service of Charlemagne. Orlando is more common in several European languages, and Rowland was the preferred version in English in the past.
Related boy name: Rawlins.Creative forms:
(male) Raland, Reiland, ..
(female) Rolandya, .. Middle name pairings:
Roland Frederick (R.F.), ..
How popular is Roland?
Roland is a very prominent first name for males (#223 out of 1220, Top 18%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#1752 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Roland reached its apex position of #108 in the U.S. in the 1920s, and is at #586 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Lannie, Lanny, Orlan, Orland, Orlando (#614 last year), Rolando (#949), Rolland, Rollie, Rollin, Rollo, Rolly and Rowland are the popular varying forms of Roland (#586 last year). These relations of Roland reached the top of their popularity a century ago (average #1183) and have become significantly less conventional since (#1703, down 73%), with forms such as Rollie becoming less stylish.
Roland▼ is pronounced similarly to Ryeland and Ryland▲. Other suggested similar names are Aland, Arland, Colan, Dolan, Erland, Howland, Leland, Morland, Nolan▲, Noland, Rand, Roald, Roan, Roane, Roban, Rockland, Rogan, Rohan▲, Roman▲, Romano, Ronald▼, Ronan▲, Rowan▲, Royan, Rutland, Rylan and Wyland. These names tend to be less commonly used than Roland.See names in meaning and etymology.