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What does Ronaldo mean?

Ronaldo Pronunciation of Ronaldo as a name for boys is an Old Norse name, and the name Ronaldo means "ruler's counselor". Ronaldo is a Spanish form of Ronald (Old Norse).


ASSOCIATED WITH norse, ruler (king), counselor



OTHER FORMS VIA RONALD Ranald, Ronal, Rondale, Roneld, Ronell, Ronello



Ronaldo Grayson (R.G.), ..

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)

Ronaldo entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its peak rank of #552 in the U.S. in 1998, and is currently at #1596. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Renaldo, Ronal, Ronald (#493 LAST YEAR) and Ronell are the popular varying forms of Ronaldo (#1596). Usage of these forms of Ronaldo was more pronounced 8 decades ago (USAGE OF 1.9%) and is now much lower, with forms such as 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-sounding 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.

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