Rolando is a specific regional variation on a very popular European name. Once largely relegated to the Iberian peninsula, the name became popular in the United States in the 21st century. Read on to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Rolando:

Frankish: famous land

Origin of the name Rolando:

Rolando is a name of Spanish or Portuguese origin that descends from the Frankish name Roland, which means “famous land”.

Symbolism of the name Rolando:

Rolando is a name that typically symbolizes both martial strength and bravery.

Style of the name Rolando:


Gender of the name Rolando:

Rolando is a name that is given almost exclusively to young boys.

Pronunciation of the name Rolando:


Number of syllables in the name Rolando:


Emotion evoked from the name Rolando:

Rolando evokes emotions that are generally related to having respect for the person holding the name.

Alternative spellings for the name Rolando:

  • Rowlando
  • Rolandoh
  • Rolahndo

Nicknames for the name Rolando:

  • Rollie
  • Rolo
  • Lando

Popularity of the name Rolando:

According to the Social Security Administration, Rolando last ranked on the list of the most popular baby names in the United States in 2016 as the 935th most popular name for baby boys. The name peaked in popularity in 2001 as the 509th most popular name for boys.

Related names for the name Rolando:

Great middle names for Rolando and their meanings:

  • Alexander (protector of men)
  • Benjamin (son of the right hand)
  • David (beloved of God)
  • Eliot (the Lord is my God)
  • Felix (lucky)
  • Guillermo (protector)
  • Leon (lion)
  • Mattheo (gift of God)

Famous people with the name Rolando:

  • Rolando Panerai (Italian opera singer)
  • Rolando Boyce (American actor)

Rolandos in popular culture:

  • Rolando Texador (character from the comic book Blood Syndicate)
  • Rolando (character from the film Mad Families)