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When you hear the name Rolland, you may first think of the character from “Schitt's Creek.” Rolland dates back to Medieval France. It is a spelling variation of Roland, a French hero from “La Chanson de Roland.”

Meaning of the name Rolland:

French: famous throughout the land

Origin of the name Rolland:

Rolland is a spelling variation of Roland, the original. It comes from the Germanic words “hrod” and “landa.” Roland and its spelling variations became popular in France, and eventually throughout the world, because of a character in “La Chanson de Roland.” He was a legendary hero in France.

Symbolism of the name Rolland:

The baby name Rolland means “famous throughout the land.” The Germanic word “hrod” translates to “famous.” “Landa” means “land.”

Style of the name Rolland:


Gender of the name Rolland:

Rolland is a wholesome name for boys.

Pronunciation of the name Rolland:


Number of syllables in the name Rolland:


Emotion evoked from the name Rolland:

Rolland is a mature and strong baby name. It is kindhearted and refined.

Alternative spellings for the name Rolland:

  • Roland 
  • Rowland
  • Rowlland
  • Roeland
  • Roelland
  • Rolannd
  • Rollannd

Nicknames for the name Rolland:

  • Rolly
  • Roll
  • Landy
  • Landie

Popularity of the name Rolland:

Rolland remained on the Social Security Popularity Index in America until 1966 when it was number 967. Rolland was a top 400 option from 1925 to 1931, 1933, 1934, and 1937. It did best in 1928 at rank 353. As of 2021, it is a top 8,600 option.

Related names for the name Rolland:

Great middle names for Rolland and their meanings:

  • Barnaby (son of consolation)
  • Thaddeus (courageous heart)
  • Arthur (bear-like, noble, courageous)
  • Spencer (steward, administrator)
  • Bennett (blessed)
  • Everett (wild boar, hardy, brave, strong)
  • Marius (man of the sea)
  • Pierce (son of Peter)

Famous people with the name Rolland:

There are no famous people with the name Rolland.

Rollands in popular culture:

  • Rolland Dupain (character from “Pooh's Adventures”)