Rollo name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Rollo mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Rollo

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Tennessee, U.S., the name Rollo is of Scandinavian origin and means "Viking king".
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International Interest
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  1. Norse chieftain who became the first duke of Normandy (860-931)

Notable Persons Named Rollo

Notable Persons Named Rollo


Rollo is royalty. His career lasted from 911 to 927. Rollo was born as the child of Rognvald Eysteinsson in Kingdoms of Møre.

Rollo Armstrong

Rollo Armstrong is a record producer. He has been prominent since 1992. Rollo was given the name Rowland Constantine O'Malley Armstrong on April 29th, 1966 in Kensington. Rollo is also known as Rollo.

Rollo Weeks

Rollo Weeks is an actor. He was most prominent from 1993 to 2012. Rollo was given the name Rollo Percival Loring Weeks on March 20th, 1987 in Chichester.

Rollo May

Rollo May was a psychologist and author. Rollo was born on April 21st, 1909 in Ada, Ohio, U.S. He died on October 22nd, 1994.

Richard Thorpe

Richard was given the name Rollo Smolt Thorpe on February 24th, 1896 in Hutchinson, Kansas. He breathed his last breath on May 1st, 1991.

Rollo Gillespie

His military service ended in 1814. Rollo was born on January 21st, 1766 in Comber. He left this life on October 31st, 1814.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Rollo

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rollo


Rollo is royalty. His career lasted from 911 to 927. Rollo was born as the child of Rognvald Eysteinsson in Kingdoms of Møre.

Zoot Horn Rollo

Zoot Horn Rollo is an experimental rock, rock music, and blues musician, teacher, and record producer. He plays Guitar, Mandolin, and Accordion. His ongoing career started in 1968. Zoot was given the name Bill Harkleroad on January 8th, 1949. Zoot is also known as Zoot Horn Rollo.

Sir William Rollo

His military service ended in 2013.

John Rollo

He died in 1809.

Andrew Rollo

Andrew was born on November 18th, 1703. Andrew is also known as 5th Lord Rollo. He breathed his last breath on June 20th, 1765.

Marcus Di Rollo

Marcus Di Rollo is a rugby player.


Common last names for Rollo

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Wilson
  • Fuller
  • Carter

Common first names for Rollo

  • Joseph
  • John
  • William
  • James
  • Charles
  • Mary
  • Thomas
  • George
  • Margaret
  • Anthony
  • David
  • Elizabeth

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rollo U.S.
  White 89.68% 64.26%
  African American 0.79% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.49% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.57% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.47% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.99% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rollo

People with the last name Rollo are most frequently White

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Rollo

  • How Popular is the name Rollo? Rollo is the 11,707th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rollo was the 11,829th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rollo have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 892 babies born with the first name Rollo in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rollo to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rollo? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Rollo first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rollo is Saturday, May 4th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Rollo born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rollo was in 1918 with a total of 38 babies.
  • Random Rollo Factoid: According to the 1918 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rollo is not a popular baby boy's name in Michigan. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Michigan have the same name in 1918.
  • Weird things about the name Rollo: The name spelled backwards is Ollor. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Lloor. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rollo? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,646 people with the last name Rollo.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rollo? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Rollo as their last name since less than 1 person in 111k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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