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Meaning and Name Origin

Rolando \r(o)-lan-do, rol(a)-ndo\ as a name for boys is of Spanish and Old German derivation. Rolando is a form of Orlando (Spanish): variant of Roland (Old German) "renowned land". Popular as a baby name.


Rolando has 20 different forms via Orlando, Roland: Arlando, Land, Lannie, Lanny, Orlan, Orland, Orlin, Orlondo, Roeland, Roldan, Roley, Rollan, Rolland, Rollie, Rollin, Rollins, Rollo, Rolly, Rowe and Rowland.


Rolando is a very prominent first name for males (#463 out of 1220, Top 38%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#22682 out of 88799, Top 26%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Rolando for boys. Rolando entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its top position of #364 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, and is currently at #905. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Rolando name in U.S.

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

Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the boy name Rolando and related names. Prominent related forms of Rolando (#905 a year ago) rated in the Top 1000 are Orlando (#558 a year ago), Roland (#612), Rollin, Rollo, Rowland, Rollie, Rolland, Lanny, Lannie and Orland. These boy names were at the height of their popularity during 1880-1889 and are now much less popular, with forms like Rolando, Orlando, Rollin, Rowland and Rollie becoming somewhat dated. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lannie, Lanny, Orland, Orlando, Roland, Rolando, Rolland, Rollie, Rollin, Rollo, Rowland in U.S.

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

Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Ryland. This name tends to be less commonly used than Rolando.