Origin : German

famous throughout the land

The name Roland is a boy's name of German origin meaning "famous throughout the land". Roland is a chivalrous old name made famous by the supposedly eight-foot-tall romantic hero and nephew of Charlemagne, celebrated in medieval poetry and song. It is more widely heard in the US now in its Spanish form, Rolando. You might want to consider rollicking short form Rollo, either on its own or as an abbreviation of Roland. Orlando is the graceful Italian form. Like other vintage names (Roland was a a Top 100 name in the 1920s), Roland has been fashionable of late.

Popularity of name Roland over time

There are 97989 people in the U.S. with the first name Roland, this name was mostly popular in 1924 with popularity 1822 .

Roland is used for both genders.

99.63 percent of people with the first name Roland are man

0.37 percent of people with the first name Roland are woman

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Most Famous People Named Roland

British puppet TV character
character in Stephen King's "Christine"
character animated TV series "Sofia the First"
character in The Matrix films
character in animated TV show Extreme Ghostbusters
British singer of band Tears for Fears
German film director
French sculptor
character on TV's Army Wives
a main character and fallen angel in the 'Fallen' series (Lauren Kate)
character in DC comics
French literary theorist
anti hero of Stephen King's "Dark Tower" series
son of Robin Hood and Maid Marian on TV's Once Upon a Time
American football player
American rapper
Character in Catherine Jink's "Pagan" chronicals
English poet
dwarf "cousin" of Sabrina in "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" TV show

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Names Created Using the Letters in Roland