What does Rolando mean?
Rolando \r(o)-lan-do, rol(a)-ndo\ as a name for boys is of Spanish and Old German derivation, and the meaning of the name Rolando is "renowned land". Rolando is a form of Orlando (Spanish, Old German): variant of Roland.
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 (#26147 out of 150436, Top 17%). (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. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the boy name Rolando and related names. Orlando (#558 a year ago), Roland (#612), Rollin, Rollo, Rowland, Rollie, Rolland, Lanny, Lannie and Orland are the prominent related forms of Rolando (#905 a year ago). These boy names were at the height of their popularity during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.2698%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.0841%, down 68.8%), with forms like Rolando, Orlando, Lanny, Rolland and Orland becoming somewhat dated. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
A suggested similar baby name is Ryland. This name tends to be less commonly used than Rolando.