Name: Roland

Origin and Meaning of the Name Roland

  • Meaning:
    Famous country
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Famous country
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (RO lund)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Roland)
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Miscellaneous Info for Roland

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  • Used in:
    English and French speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    From an Old French personal name of Germanic origin, from hrod (fame) and land (land, territory).
    This was adopted by the Normans and introduced by them to Britain.

    In Old French literature, it is borne by a legendary Frankish hero, a vassal of Charlemagne, whose exploits are told in the "Chanson de Roland".

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