Ronald name meaning

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

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Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Ronald

User Submitted Origins

Native American

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Florida, U.S., the name Ronald is of English origin and means "Ruler / King".
  2. A user from Oklahoma, U.S. says the name Ronald is of Native American origin and means "King, Wise ruler,strong,leader,advisor".
  3. According to a user from Canada, the name Ronald is of Scottish origin and means "Advisor/ counsel to the power / ruler. From the Norse name Ragnvaldr".
  4. 6 submissions from the United States and South Africa agree the name Ronald means "king" and is of English origin.
  5. According to a user from Philippines, the name Ronald is of Sanskrit origin and means "Rajnatha, the mighty ruler, a great judge".
  6. A user from Virginia, U.S. says the name Ronald means "A powerful judge".
  7. A user from Tennessee, U.S. says the name Ronald means "judge".
  8. A user from New Zealand says the name Ronald means "Royalty".
  9. A submission from Arizona, U.S. says the name Ronald means "Regal".
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Anglicized from a Scottish Gaelic form of Old Norse Rǫgnvaldr, from rǫgn (“advice”) + valdr (“power”), later partly merged with the Continental Germanic equivalent Reynold.

  1. A male given name from the Germanic languages.

Ronald was also found in the following language(s): Cebuano, Danish, German, Norwegian, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Ronald

Notable Persons Named Ronald

Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan was a Governor of California, and 40th President of the United States. Ronald was given the name Ronald Wilson Reagan on February 6th, 1911 in Tampico, Illinois, U.S. He left this life on June 5th, 2004.

Ron Howard

Ron Howard is an actor, director, producer, and film producer. He has been prominent since 1959. Ron was given the name Ronald William Howard by his parents Jean Speegle Howard and Rance Howard on March 1st, 1954 in Duncan, Oklahoma, U.S.

Christopher Walken

Christopher Walken is an actor, singer, film director, and scriptwriter. His most notable accomplishments were from 1953 to 1953. Christopher was given the name Ronald Walken on March 31st, 1943 in Astoria, Queens, New York City, U.S. Christopher is also known as Ronnie Walken and Christopher Walken.

Ron Perlman

Ron Perlman is an actor and voice artist. He has had major accomplishments since 1979. Ron was given the name Ronald N. Perlman on April 13th, 1950 in New York City, New York, U.S.

Ronnie Wood

Ronnie Wood is a rock music and blues musician. He plays ESP Guitars and Duesenberg Guitars. His most notable accomplishments were from 1964 to present. Ronnie was given the name Ronald David Wood on June 1st, 1947 in Hillingdon, Middlesex, England. Ronnie is also known as Ronnie Wood, Ron Wood, and Woody.

Ron Paul

Ron Paul is an office holder. His military service ended in 1965. Ron was given the name Ronald Ernest Paul on August 20th, 1935 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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    Spandau Prison
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    Radio Commentator
  • Ron White
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    Clown Mascot for the Mcdonald's Fast Food Chain
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  • Ronnie Corbett

Notable Persons With the Last Name Ronald

Notable Persons With the Last Name Ronald

Pamela C. Ronald

Pamela C. Ronald is a in the fields of plant pathology and genetics. Pamela was born in United States.

Norma Ronald

Norma was born in 1937. She left this life in 1993.

William Ronald

William Ronald was an artist in the field of painting. William was given the name Willam Ronald Smith on August 13th, 1926 in Stratford, Ontario. He breathed his last breath on February 9th, 1998.

Terry Ronald

Terry Ronald is a musician. His ongoing career started in 1987. Terry was given the name Terry Maxwell Ronald .

Randy Ronald

Allan R. Ronald

Allan R. Ronald is a in the fields of hiv, hiv/aids, and microbiology. Allan was born on July 24th, 1938 in Portage la Prairie.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ronald U.S.
  White 83.40% 64.26%
  African American 7.79% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.79% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.61% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.92% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.48% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ronald

People with the last name Ronald are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Ronald

  • What name lists does Ronald rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Ronald? Ronald is the 36th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ronald was the 25,356th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ronald have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,083,100 babies born with the first name Ronald in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ronald to occupy the country of Timor-Leste with an estimated population of 1,066,409 (as of July 11, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ronald? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1883 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Ronald first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ronald is Saturday, June 22nd, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Ronald born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ronald was in 1947 with a total of 34,893 babies. That's a lot of babies named Ronald!
  • Random Ronald Factoid: According to the 1971 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ronald ranks 37th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Washington. Imagine that, 167 babies in Washington have the same name in 1971.
  • Weird things about the name Ronald: The name spelled backwards is Dlanor. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Onrlad. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ronald? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 976 people with the last name Ronald.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ronald? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ronald as their last name since less than 1 person in 303k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Ronald name meaning

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