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Roland

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Famous land
  • #646 All Time
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Boys
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23k Rolando (Spanish)

How popular is the name "Roland" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 36 0 36
1881 30 0 30
1882 38 0 38
1883 36 0 36
1884 43 0 43
1885 48 0 48
1886 55 0 55
1887 49 0 49
1888 49 0 49
1889 60 0 60
1890 68 0 68
1891 69 0 69
1892 80 0 80
1893 91 0 91
1894 88 0 88
1895 97 0 97
1896 92 0 92
1897 92 0 92
1898 97 0 97
1899 101 0 101
1900 133 0 133
1901 113 0 113
1902 115 0 115
1903 107 0 107
1904 139 0 139
1905 143 0 143
1906 125 0 125
1907 132 0 132
1908 156 0 156
1909 153 0 153
1910 191 0 191
1911 230 0 230
1912 522 0 522
1913 611 0 611
1914 882 0 882
1915 1,142 5 1,137
1916 1,208 7 1,201
1917 1,292 7 1,285
1918 1,385 0 1,385
1919 1,364 9 1,355
1920 1,502 0 1,502
1921 1,639 10 1,629
1922 1,552 12 1,540
1923 1,680 0 1,680
1924 1,834 12 1,822 #98 boy name
1925 1,791 7 1,784 #98 boy name
1926 1,717 15 1,702
1927 1,732 19 1,713
1928 1,789 12 1,777
1929 1,741 11 1,730
1930 1,728 9 1,719
1931 1,711 11 1,700
1932 1,622 15 1,607
1933 1,481 8 1,473
1934 1,449 5 1,444
1935 1,487 0 1,487
1936 1,495 5 1,490
1937 1,326 7 1,319
1938 1,434 6 1,428
1939 1,342 13 1,329
1940 1,270 5 1,265
1941 1,288 0 1,288
1942 1,455 5 1,450
1943 1,389 5 1,384
1944 1,274 6 1,268
1945 1,185 0 1,185
1946 1,262 0 1,262
1947 1,433 0 1,433
1948 1,334 0 1,334
1949 1,220 0 1,220
1950 1,190 0 1,190
1951 1,297 0 1,297
1952 1,279 5 1,274
1953 1,276 0 1,276
1954 1,322 0 1,322
1955 1,271 8 1,263
1956 1,222 0 1,222
1957 1,216 6 1,210
1958 1,109 0 1,109
1959 1,165 6 1,159
1960 1,146 5 1,141
1961 1,139 8 1,131
1962 1,068 0 1,068
1963 1,070 0 1,070
1964 1,096 9 1,087
1965 941 7 934
1966 889 9 880
1967 799 0 799
1968 797 0 797
1969 772 0 772
1970 747 9 738
1971 650 10 640
1972 579 0 579
1973 563 0 563
1974 521 5 516
1975 514 0 514
1976 519 8 511
1977 480 8 472
1978 491 6 485
1979 472 7 465
1980 480 0 480
1981 460 5 455
1982 420 0 420
1983 414 10 404
1984 430 0 430
1985 414 0 414
1986 380 0 380
1987 411 5 406
1988 434 0 434
1989 404 0 404
1990 380 0 380
1991 359 0 359
1992 358 0 358
1993 332 0 332
1994 324 0 324
1995 286 0 286
1996 315 0 315
1997 254 0 254
1998 252 0 252
1999 255 0 255
2000 257 0 257
2001 242 0 242
2002 238 0 238
2003 248 0 248
2004 235 0 235
2005 276 0 276
2006 265 0 265
2007 301 0 301
2008 296 0 296
2009 304 0 304
2010 289 0 289
2011 302 0 302
2012 312 0 312
2013 360 0 360
2014 433 0 433

Want to know about the populiarty of Roland? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 95,944 babies born with the name Roland in the United States. That's more than enough Rolands to occupy the country of Seychelles with an estimated population of 90,945 (as of August 26, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 36 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Roland" was in 1924 with a total of 1,822 babies. (That's a lot of baby Rolands)

According to the 1930 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Roland" ranks #37 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 21 babies in Vermont have the same name as you in 1930. Across the entire United States a total of 1,728 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Roland" mean? The list below shows the origins of Roland as well as things modernly associated with the name Roland such as celebrities named Roland.

English

Origin and Meaning of Roland

The name "Roland" is of English origin, and it means "Famous land". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Roland Emmerich

Roland Emmerich is a film director, film producer, and screenwriter with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1979 to present. Roland was born in 1955 in Stuttgart, Baden-Wurttemberg, West Germany.

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Roland Kickinger

Roland Kickinger is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1997 to present. Roland was born in 1968 in Vienna, Austria.

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Roland Joffé

Roland Joffé is a film director, producer, and screenwriter with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1960 to present. Roland was born in 1945 in London, England, UK.

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Roland Rocchiccioli

Roland was born in 1947.

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Alternative Meanings

R is for radiant, it's your personality!

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

L is for luster, your shine.

A is for activities, for you have many.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

D is for discreet, you can keep a secret.

Your name in reverse order is "Dnalor". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Anordl". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Roland born Jun 6, 1954

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern England approximately on 1125. Your profession was digger and undertaker.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

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