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

Rollo Origin and Meaning

The name Rollo is a boy's name of German, Estonian origin meaning "wolf".

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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Trianta Says:


My two year old chocolate labs name

Trianta Says:


Really? I disagree. They pronounce it Roll-O. Not Rawl-O...

danirose01 Says:


Really cute name

Hailey Says:


I think of the wolf-dog from Outlander. :)

ashbee Says:


Rollo from the show Vikings! :) They pronounce it to rhyme with "all" rather than "whole."

NaomiNY Says:


I always think of Rollo Lamperouge from Code Geass when I hear this name.