Ronald Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Ronald:
Introduced to Scotland by Scandinavian settlers in the form of Rögnvaldr (ruler of decision, judgment power), a compound name composed of the Old Norse elements regin, rögn (advice, judgment, decision) and valdr (ruler, power).Used primarily in Scotland and northern England during the Middle Ages, Ronald is now common throughout the English-speaking world. Short: Ron. Pet: Ronnie, Ronny.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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My husband's name is "Ronald", but he hates it, and just goes by Ronnie (which I think is a sexy name). If you are about to name your child "Ronald", just don't, they will HATE it, name him Ronnie, or even just Ron. Ronald could be an acceptable middle name though.
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The popularity of the name Ronald peaked in the 40's due to the famous romantic actor Ronald Coleman.
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Ronald Colman, famous romantic actor in the 1930-1940's.
Ronald Reagan, 40th U.S. president
Ronald "Ronnie" Van Zant, Lead singer of Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd
Ronald "Ronnie" Radke, lead singerand songwriter of the band Falling In Reverse,formerly of Escape The Fate
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Ronald (Ron) Weasley in Harry Potter
Ronald "Ronnie" Raymond, secret identity of the hero Firestorm in DC comics
Ronald Van Burp, Spiggie Lomer's 8th grade teacher, whom she almost caused to lose his job, in the internet comic blog The Greasers of Hazzick Flats. http://www.thegreasersofhazzickflats.blogspot.com