Rankin Name Meaning & Origin

Rankin

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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.

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