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