Gender: Male Meaning of Orlando: "famous throughout the land" Origin of Orlando: Italian variation of Roland Orlando's Popularity in 2019: #723

Orlando Origin and Meaning

The name Orlando is a boy's name of Italian origin meaning "famous throughout the land".

Orlando, the ornate Italianate twist on the dated Roland, with a literary heritage stretching back to Shakespeare and before, has appealing book-ended o's, and is open to combination with almost any last name, a la British actor, Orlando Bloom.

Orlando has an impressive literary résumé, including the poem "Orlando Furioso,", Handel's opera "Orlando", Shakespeare's As You Like It and Virginia Woolf's gender-bending novel. Most recently, Orlando was a character in The Wire.

Orlando Bloom's name was inspired by that of the sixteenth century composer, Orlando Gibbons. It is also the first name of several outstanding athletes--including Orlandos Woolridge, Cabrera and Cepeda, and is, of course, a place name, home of Disney World in Florida.

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Rank in US: #723

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Pop Culture References for the name Orlando

Roland, Orland, Lando, Olo, Orlan, Landi, Orlandito, Orlondo, Arlando, Rolando


TechnoKitten Says:


love it

oliviamcdonald Says:


I like this name, and the nickname Orlo

jan11th Says:


love the nickname lando!