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