The name Roald is a boy's name of Norwegian origin meaning "famous ruler". Roald and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby Name SCRABBLE".
From the experts:
This intriguing Scandinavian name is associated with Roald Dahl, author of the juvenile classics James and the Giant Peach and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. You can honor an ancestral Ronald just by dropping that middle 'n'.