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What does Rolando mean?

Rolando Pronunciation of Rolando [rolan-do] as a name for boys is of Old German derivation, and the meaning of the name Rolando is "renowned land". Rolando is an alternate form of Orlando (Spanish, Old German): transcription of Roland.

Associated with: renowned (famous).


9 different relations via Orlando, Roland: Arlando, Orland, Orlondo, Roeland, Roldan, Rollan, Rolland, Rollo and Rowland.

Creative forms:
(male) Rolandy, Rylando, ..

(female) Roalind, Rolanan, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rolando Lamar (R.L.), ..

How popular is Rolando?

Rolando is a very prominent first name for males (#463 out of 1220, Top 38%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#26147 out of 150436, Top 17%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Rolando entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its top position of #419 in the U.S. in the 1970s, and is currently at #949. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rolando name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rolando outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Roland (#586 a year ago), Orlando (#614), Rowland, Rollo, Rolland and Orland are the prominent related forms of Rolando (#949 a year ago). These forms of Rolando were popular as baby names during the years 1920-1929 (average #893) and are now much less common (#1449, down 71%), with forms like Roland becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rolando, Orland, Orlando, Roland, Rolland in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rollo, Rowland in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Almando, Amando, Armando, Belindo, Brando, Celindo, Elado, Helado (see Heladio), Lando, Nando, Noland, Normando, Olindo, Rand, Randi, Randl (see Randall), Randon, Randy, Renado, Renaldo, Renardo, Ricardo, Rinaldo, Roald, Roan, Roane, Roban, Rockland, Rogan, Rohan, Roman, Romanes, Romano, Romanos, Romanus, Ronald, Ronaldo, Ronan, Rosario, Rowan, Royan, Rutland, Ryeland, Rylan and Ryland. These names tend to be less commonly used than Rolando.

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