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What does Rollo mean?

Rollo [rol-lo] as a boys' name. Variant of Roland used occasionally in continental Europe. Author Rollo May.

Affiliated boy names: Earl, Errol, Rolf and Rudolph.


Rollo has 10 different relations via Roland: Rolando, Roldan, Roley, Rollan, Rolland, Rollie, Rollin, Rollins, Rolly and Rowe.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Reylo, Rilo, ..

(female) Rolah, Rolbow, ..

How popular is Rollo?

Rollo is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#13067 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the birth name statistics of Rollo for boys. Rollo was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its peak position of #895 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Rollo and affiliated names. Roland (#612 via latest list), Rolando (#905), Earl (#1540), Rolly, Rollin, Rudolph, Rolland, Errol, Rolf and Rollie are the popular alternative forms of Rollo. These forms of Rollo were favored as baby names a century ago (adoption of 0.93%) and are now much less widespread (adoption 0.04%, 95.6% less), with forms like Errol becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rollo, Earl, Errol, Roland, Rolando in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rolf, Rolland, Rollie, Rollin, Rolly, Rudolph in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Rollo is alike in pronunciation to Rawly, Reilly, Riley, Rowlea, Rowlee, Rowley, Rowly, Rylee and Ryley. Other suggested similar names are Apollo, Gallo, Lallo, Roald, Rocco, Rocio, Rocko, Rodeo, Rolfe, Rolle, Rolph, Romeo, Romolo, Ronello, Rosco, Roul, Rowl, Royle and Zoilo. These names tend to be more commonly used than Rollo.