What does Ronald mean?
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 41 more related variations via Reginald, Reynold: Naldo, Raghnall, Rainault, Rainhold, Raonull, Raynald, Raynaldo, Rayniero, Reg, Reggie▼, Reggy, Regin, Reginald▼, Reginaldo, Reginalt, Reginauld, Reginault, Regino, Reginvald, Reginvalt, Regnauld, Regnault, Reinald, Reinaldo▼, Reinaldos, Reinhold▼, Reinold, Reinwald, Renado, Renato, Renaud, Renauld, Renault, Rene▼, Reynald, Reynaldo▼, Reynaldos, Reynold▼, Reynolds, Rheinallt and Rinaldo.more]
How popular is Ronald?
Ronald is a very prominent first name for males (#21 out of 1220, Top 2%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#21754 out of 150436, Top 14%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Ronald for boys. Ronald reached its apex rank of #10 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, and is at #397 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Ronnie (#755 the previous year), Rene (#796), Reginald (#805), Ronaldo, Ronny, Ron, Reynaldo, Reinaldo, Reinhold, Reggie and Reynold are the popular related forms of Ronald (#397 the previous year) listed in the Top 1000. Adoption of these boy names reached its apex during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.5186%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.1039%, down 80%), with forms such as Reginald, Rene, Ronnie, Ronald and Reynaldo becoming somewhat dated. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Ronald and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)