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Gender: M Meaning of Rollo: "wolf" Origin of Rollo: Latin form of Rolf

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Rollo is a livelier, roly-poly, o-ending version of Roland.

Although it sounds modern, Rollo actually was seen regularly on Latin documents in the Middle Ages, though not heard in everyday speech. Historically, it's associated with a powerful Viking leader--who had a wife named Poppa.

Rollo May was a well known existential psychologist. There have been Rollos on screen played by Buster Keaton ("The Navigator"), Rainn Wilson ("Juno") and John Cleese ("Fierce Creatures").

Rollo has also been used over the years as a pet form of Roland, Rudolph and Ralph.

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Famous People Named Rollo

Rollo Weeks, British actor

Pop Culture References for the Name Rollo

Rollo Podmarsh, character from P. G. Wodehouse ("The Awakening of Podmarsh," short story from "The Heart of a Goof," 1926)
The Rollo Books by Jacob Abbott (1803-79), series of 28 moral tales of a boy whose experiences on a New England Farm and elsewhere were used to extol the obvious virtues
Hershey's Rolo Candies
Rollo the NightSpryte from the book "Bedtime with Rollo the NightSpryte" by David and Seth Bier