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Gender: Male Pronunciation: RO-ahl Meaning of Roald: "famous ruler" Origin of Roald: Norwegian

The name Roald is a boy's name of Norwegian origin meaning "famous ruler". Roald and is often added to lists like Best One-of-a-Kind Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Makeover- Two Middles".

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'.

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Famous People Named Roald

Roald Dahl, British novelist
Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen, Norwegian explorer
Roald Hoffmann, American theoretical chemist
Roald Edgar Aas, Norwegian speed skater

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