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What does Ronaldo mean?

Ronaldo /ron-al-do/ as a name for boys. Ronaldo's name origin is Old Norse, and the name Ronaldo means "ruler's counselor". Ronaldo is a Spanish form of Ronald (Old Norse).

Associated with: norse, ruler (king), counselor


Ronaldo has 1 variant: Renaldo.

Ronaldo has 6 more different relations via Ronald: Ranald, Ronal, Rondale, Roneld, Ronell and Ronello.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Roaldo, Ronnald, ..

(female) Ronalta, Ronalyn, ..

How popular is Ronaldo?

Ronaldo is an unusual first name for males. Ronaldo is also an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


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

Charted below is the baby name statistics of Ronaldo for boys. Ronaldo entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its peak rank of #552 in the U.S. in 1998, and is currently at #1162. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Ronaldo and corresponding names. Renaldo, Ronal, Ronald (#397 last year) and Ronell are the popular varying forms of Ronaldo (#1162 last year). Usage of these forms of Ronaldo was more pronounced 7 decades ago (usage of 1.9%) and is now much lower, with the form Ronald becoming less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ronaldo, Renaldo, Ronal, Ronald, Ronell in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Ronaldo is alike in pronunciation to Raynaldo, Reinaldo, Reynaldo and Rinaldo. Other suggested similar names are Araldo, Arnaldo, Arnoldo, Conrado, Donald, Evaldo (see Everild), Geraldo, Giraldo, Heraldo, Jeraldo (see Jerald), Leonardo, Naldo, Osvaldo, Oswaldo, Ranulfo, Raynald, Reginaldo, Reinald, Reinaldos (see Reginald), Renado, Renard, Renardo, Renato, Renaud, Renauld, Reynald, Reynaldos (see Reginald), Reynardo, Ricardo, Roald, Rodolfo, Rogelio, Roland, Rolando, Rollo, Romano, Romolo, Ronan, Ronel, Rosario, Royal, Royale, Royall, Teobaldo and Waldo. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ronaldo.