Meaning and Origin of: Reynold

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Powerful one
  • English : Knowledgeable tutor

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements ragin ‘counsel’ + wald ‘rule’, which was first introduced to England by Scandinavian settlers in the Old Norse form Rǫgnvaldr (see Ronald), and greatly reinforced after the Conquest by the Norman forms Reinald, Reynaud. The surname is occasionally also borne by Jews, in which case it presumably represents an Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.