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Gender: Male Meaning of Rollo: "wolf" Origin of Rollo: Latin form of Rolf

The name Rollo is a boy's name of German, Estonian origin meaning "wolf". Rollo and is often added to lists like Winter Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

From the experts:

Rollo is a livelier, roly-poly, o-ending version of Roland.

Although it sounds modern, Rollo actually was seen regularly on Latin documents in the Middle Ages, though not heard in everyday speech. Historically, it's associated with a powerful Viking leader--who had a wife named Poppa.

Rollo May was a well known existential psychologist. There have been Rollos on screen played by Buster Keaton ("The Navigator"), Rainn Wilson ("Juno") and John Cleese ("Fierce Creatures").

Rollo has also been used over the years as a pet form of Roland, Rudolph and Ralph.

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Famous People Named Rollo

Rollo the Viking, Duke of Normandy
Rollo Percival Loring Weeks, British actor
Rollo Reese May, American psychologist and author
Rollo Howard Beck, American ornithologist
Rollo Davidson, English mathematician
Rowland Constantine O'Malley "Rollo" Armstrong, English music producer of Rollo and Sister Bliss and Faithless

Pop Culture References for the name Rollo

Rollo Podmarsh, character from P. G. Wodehouse's "The Awakening of Podmarsh"
The Rollo Books by Jacob Abbott (1803-79), series of 28 moral tales of a boy whose experiences on a New England Farm and elsewhere were used to extol the obvious virtues
"Bedtime with Rollo the NightSpryte" by David and Seth Bier
Rollo, character in "The Cleveland Show"
Rollo, the name of Lelouch's 'brother' in the second season of the anime "Code Geass"
Rollo Sigurdsson - Character on the tv show "Vikings"