Boy name origins & meanings
- Old English : Powerful one
- English : Knowledgeable tutor
Boy name variations
Family name origins & meanings
- English : from a Germanic personal name composed of the elementsragin ‘counsel’ + wald ‘rule’, which was first introduced to England by Scandinavian settlers in the Old Norse formRǫgnvaldr (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.