Rowland: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Rowland

Rowland

Pronunciation: ROH-lənd (key)

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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Rowland S. Howard, Australian guitarist, known for his work with The Birthday Party, These Immortal Souls, Crime and the City Solution, Lydia Lunch, and Nikki Sudden

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Sir Rowland de Boys is the name of Orlando's late father in Shakespeare's As You Like It.

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