Roland

Origin: Germanic

Meaning: a name that is composed from Germanic elements hrod (fame) and land (land) meaning “famous land”.

As well as being a given name, Roland is also a surname.

The Song of Roland (Fr: La Chanson de Roland) is a medieval French epic poem about Charlemagne’s fighting the Muslims in Spain during the Middle Ages.

Variants:

  • Rolland (English)
  • Rowland (English)
  • Roeland (Dutch)
  • Loránd (Hungarian)
  • Lóránt (Hungarian)
  • Hrodland (Ancient Germanic)
  • Orlando (Italian)
  • Rolando (Spanish, Portuguese, Italian)
  • Roldán (Spanish)
  • Roldão (Portuguese)
  • Rolan (Russian)

 

Feminine forms:

  • Rolande (French)
  • Rolanda (Italian, Spanish, Portuguese)
  • Orlanda (Italian)

 

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