Boy name origins & meanings
- Old English : Powerful one
- German : Wise, powerful ruler
- English : Knowledgeable tutor
Boy name variations
Family name origins & meanings
- German : from a Germanic personal name composed of the elementsragin ‘counsel’ + wald ‘rule’, the second element having been reinterpreted as hold ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ in the 16th century. This is also Jewish, presumably an adoption of the German surname.