Meaning and Origin of: Roland

Roland is of German origin and means "From the famous land."

Boy name origins & meanings

  • German : From the famous land

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.