Latin form of Rolf

Rollo Origin and Meaning

The name Rollo is 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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Famous People Named Rollo

  • Rollo the VikingDuke of Normandy
  • Rollo Percival Loring WeeksBritish actor
  • Rollo Reese MayAmerican psychologist and author
  • Rollo Howard BeckAmerican ornithologist
  • Rollo DavidsonEnglish mathematician
  • Rowland Constantine O'Malley "Rollo" ArmstrongEnglish music producer of Rollo and Sister Bliss and Faithless

Rollo in Pop Culture

  • Rollo Podmarshcharacter from P. G. Wodehouse's "The Awakening of Podmarsh"
  • The Rollo Books by Jacob Abbott (180379), 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
  • Rollocharacter in "The Cleveland Show"
  • Rollothe name of Lelouch's 'brother' in the second season of the anime "Code Geass"
  • Rollo SigurdssonCharacter on the tv show "Vikings"
  • Rollo Tomasithe alias of the villain in the film "L.A. Confidential"