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Meaning and name origin

Ronald \r(o)-na-ld\ as a boy's name is pronounced RAH-nald. It is of Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Ronald is "ruler's counselor". Also possibly from the same root as Reginald and Reynold. Ronald emerged among the Scots, and was not widely used in the rest of the English-speaking world until the end of the 19th century. American President Ronald Reagan; clown Ronald McDonald.

Ronald has 12 variant forms: Ranald, Renaldo, Ron, Ronal, Ronaldo, Rondale, Roneld, Ronell, Ronello, Ronn, Ronnie and Ronny.

There are 2 feminine forms of Ronald: Rhona and Ronni.

Ronald is also pronounced similarly to Raynald, Reinald, Renauld and Reynald. Other suggested similar baby names are Donald, Rinaldo and Roald.


Ronald is a very popular first name for males (#21 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#16750 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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