Name: Orlando

Origin and Meaning of the Name Orlando

  • Meaning:
    Famous country
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Famous country
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (or LAN do); (or LAHN do)
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Miscellaneous Info for Orlando

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  • Used in:
    English and Italian speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Italian form of Roland. A character in Shakespeare's play 'As You like It' bears this name, as does a city in Florida.
    Orlando appeared as a central character in a sequence of verse romances from the XVth century onwards, including Orlando Furioso by Ludovico Ariosto. The Orlando narrative inspired several composers, amongst which Claudio Monteverdi, Antonio Vivaldi and George Frideric Handel, who composed an Italian opera with Orlando in the title role.

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Popularity Rank of Orlando (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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