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Origin: Teutonic
Meaning: Fame of the Land

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Roland

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Roland in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Roland:

  • Records indicate that 94,678 boys in the United States have been named Roland since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1924, when 1,822 people in the U.S. were given the name Roland. Those people are now 96 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


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      4 Positive Comments

  • "The name "Roland" is of Germanic origin and means glory and honour." Jan. 28, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "Roland is an awesome name. The famous paladin of Charlamagne who fought so valiantly in "The Song of Roland". This is a big name to carry, like Arthur." Jan. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My friends name is Roland and for the most part people get it right. But some times people see it and say Ronald cause they misplace the "N" and "L"." Aug. 8, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "Occasionally gets mis-pronounced as 'Rah-land'; I a child I was sometimes teased as 'Rolaids', and often when I meet someone new, if they're sort of.. dumb.. they'll start singing the theme from Rawhide (Rollin' Rollin, Rollin'.. keep them doggies rollin'..) I'm happy with it, though - it's a family name inherited from my father (and a great-great grandmother in the past), and somewhat uncommon - certainly less so than the ubiquitous 'John' and 'Dave'.." May. 27, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      4 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Roland. It is pronounced to rhyme with the country name, Holland. Short form is "Rol," rhymes with "Sol."" Nov. 28, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "When I was little I grew up watching Roland Rat on television. More recently there has been the fictional villain Roland Daggett in 'Batman: The Animated Series (aka The Adventures Of Batman And Robin)', a corrupt businessman who knew Catwoman's real identity as Selina Kyle and even addressed her as "Selina". There was that episode "Batgirl Returns", where Daggett stole the Jade Cat statue from the Gotham Museum in a bid to frame Catwoman for the theft - but only for Catwoman and Batgirl to team up to bring him down. It turned out that Catwoman had long held a grudge against Daggett, when he and his henchmen tied both Catwoman and Batgirl up until Robin the Boy Wonder came to the heroines' aid and Daggett was eventually defeated." May. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's my Dad's name, I think it's awesome, and In many ways he lives up to it. Not in a celebrity type status of course, but those who know him likely know what I mean." Jan. 31, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Roland is great - strong and solid. The nickname Rollie is really cool too." Jun. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

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