Roly 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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Means "famous land" from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and land. This name was introduced to England by the Normans.
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Roland was a semi-legendary French hero whose story is told in the medieval epic 'La Chanson de Roland', in which he is a nephew of Charlemagne killed in battle with the Saracens.
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one of the 101 Dalmations was named Rollie.