Boy name origins & meanings
- German : From the famous land
Boy name variations
Family name origins & meanings
- French, German, English, and Scottish : from a Germanic personal name composed hrōd ‘renown’ + -nand ‘bold’, assimilated to -lant ‘land’.
- Scottish : Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ruadháin (see Ruane, Rowan).
- As a name of French origin this is attested in Quebec City in 1706, taken there from the Touraine region of France.