Roly: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Roly

Roly

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Origin of the name Roland:

A borrowing from the French, Roland is from the Old High German Hruodland, a compounding of the elements hruod (fame) and land (land): hence, "fame of the land" or "famous land." The name was introduced to England by the Normans. Var: Rowland.

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Roly is a shortened version of the much more common Roland. Although many people named Roland are called Roly for short, some people are actually named Roly. Most people spell it Rollie rather than Roly.

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Most people relate this name to the cartoon Rolli-Polli-Olli. They also joke around about being chubby like the Dalmation Rollie in 101 dalmations.

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Means "famous land" from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and land. This name was introduced to England by the Normans.

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Roland was a semi-legendary French hero whose story is told in the medieval epic 'La Chanson de Roland', in which he is a nephew of Charlemagne killed in battle with the Saracens.

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one of the 101 Dalmations was named Rollie.

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