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Gender: M Meaning of Ronald: "ruler's counselor" Origin of Ronald: Norse Ronald's Popularity in 2013: #403

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To many people, Ronald is off playing shuffleboard with Donald, though others have brought it to the current ranking of Number 403. In the Top 10 in the late 30s through the mid-40s, the name came to be strongly associated with President Reagan, along with his nicknames, Ron and Ronnie--as well as with the McDonald franchise mascot. A more youthful bearer is the likable character Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter series. In the early days of Hollywood, Ronald Colman was a dashing matinee idol.

It was the Vikings who brought the name to England and Scotland. In the US, it first appeared on the charts in 1883, moving up to the Top 20 in the 1930s.

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Famous People Named Ronald

Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States
Ronald Aylmer Fisher, English statistician and geneticist
Ronald Colman, English actor
Ronald Isley, lead singer of American group the Isley Brothers
Ronald D. Moore, American screenwriter
(Arthur Annesley) Ronald Firbank, British novelist
Ronald Fields aka Cougnut, American rapper
Ronald Jason "Ron" Eldard, American actor
Ronald Joseph 'Ronnie' Radke, lead singer of American band Falling In Reverse
Ronald Ross, English physician and Nobel Prizewinner
Ronald Koeman, Dutch footballer
Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Ronald Coase, winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences

Pop Culture References for the Name Ronald

Ronald "Ron" Weasley of the Harry Potter series
Ronald "Ron" Stoppable, character from Kim Possible
Ronald McDonald, McDonald's mascot
Ronald "Mac" McDonald, character on the TV series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Ranald, Ron, Ronal, Roni, Ronie, Ronn, Ronnald, Ronney, Ronnie, Ronnold, Ronny

Ronald's International Variations

Raghnall (Irish) Rinhaldo (Portuguese) Naldo, Rey, Ranaldo, Reynaldo, Raynaldo, Rainald, Reinaldo, Renaldo (Spanish)