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

Roald Origin and Meaning

The name Roald is a boy's name of Norwegian origin meaning "famous ruler".

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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EW314 Says:


I love Roald Dahl, but not so much his name.

SimoneKadele Says:


People say it both ways where I live.

eveyalecia Says:


I've always heard it like the word "rolled."

Guest Says:


Whenever I hear people say Roald Dahl's name they say Raoul.

Nooshi Says:


I actually really love this name. I think it is a nice way to honour a Ronald, and would fit right in with all the little Rowan's and Roman's.