Roland

Roland - A very unique male name



  Mar 29,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Roland, meaning famous throughout the land, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #169. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Roland and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Roland? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Roland. The baby boy name Roland was given to 257 baby boys in 2012, ranking #756 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 6,385 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Roland peaked in popularity 93 years ago in 1924 on position 98.



Famous with this name

Roland Emmerich
Roland Carey
Roland Stafford


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Roland is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Roland is currently topping the baby name charts in Missouri at position #518 - and is the least popular in New York at position #1,418.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Roland is where you live.


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Roland origin and meaning

Roland is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means famous throughout the land. To see famous people named Roland, pop culture references for the name Roland and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Roland

We've found the following names that sound similar to Roland, sorted by popularity.

Rolando / Rolland / Ryland / Rowland /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012756
2011744
2010760
2009750
2008766
2007757
2006829
2005732
2004784
2003737
2002774
2001767
2000699
1999701
1998744
1997658
1996601
1995614
1994589
1993572
1992557
1991548
1990505
1989491
1988434
1987448
1986453
1985423
1984401
1983417
1982416
1981384
1980367
1979372
1978355
1977361
1976331
1975335
1974342
1973312
1972311
1971302
1970283
1969269
1968253
1967255
1966238
1965242
1964227
1963229
1962236
1961236
1960238
1959230
1958234
1957216
1956212
1955201
1954192
1953191
1952186
1951183
1950187
1949177
1948168
1947165
1946165
1945158
1944155
1943150
1942143
1941143
1940141
1939131
1938124
1937127
1936117
1935119
1934119
1933112
1932109
1931106
1930107
1929104
1928107
1927108
1926106
192598
192498
1923104
1922114
1921107
1920113
1919118
1918121
1917117
1916118
1915117
1914121
1913128
1912124
1911149
1910169

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Missouri518
Minnesota547
Oklahoma551
Indiana558
Washington572
Virginia578
Louisiana579
Arizona604
California649
North Carolina661
Florida666
Pennsylvania671
Illinois672
Colorado692
Michigan693
Texas733
Wisconsin749
Maryland808
Tennessee850
Ohio918
Georgia1345
New York1418

Even more about Roland


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Roland a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Roland?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1924
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Roland
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 6,385
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +257

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