Rolland is a variant of Roland, a boy’s name of Germanic origin. It derives from two Frankish words meaning “fame” and “land,” and has been interpreted as meaning “renowned land” or “fame of the land.” The name was popularized by the semi-legendary warrior Roland who served in the Frankish army, and whose accomplishments were immortalized in the Song of Roland. Roland was a nephew of Charlemagne, and was said to be eight feet tall. Variants of this name include Orlando (Italian), Rolle (Scandinavian), Rolando (Italian, Portuguese, Spanish), Roldán (Spanish), and Rollo (English.) With its connotations of medieval glory and adventure, Rolland is a name fit for a hero!
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