Orlando Name Meaning & Origin

Orlando

Pronunciation: ohr-LAN-doh (key)

Origin of the name Orlando:

Latinate cognate of Roland, which is from the Old High German Hruodland, a compound name composed of the elements hruod (fame) and land (land): hence, "fame of the land."

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Orlando is a major city in Florida and the home of Disney World.

Orlando and Rolando are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

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orly, nando and lando and eventually you will be called florida, magic, lando lakes or calrisse

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Famous real-life people named Orlando: | Edit

Orlando Bloom, British actor
Orlando Brown, American actor
Orlando Jones, American actor and comedian.
Orlando "Tubby" Smith, American college basketball coach.
Orlando Hernández, Cuban professional baseball pitcher.
Orlando Hudson, American professional baseball second baseman.

Orlando in song, story & screen: | Edit

Shakespeare's play 'As You Like It' has an Orlando (the lead)
Orlando, a novel by Virginia Woolf.
Orlando, a film based on Virginia Woolf's novel
Orlando, first name of the main character of Ludovico Ariosto's epic poem 'Orlando Furioso'

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