Origin:Norse
Popularity:1095
Meaning:ruler's counselor
From Ronald Reagan to Ronald McDonald, this is one likable name. Ronald enjoys being with people and is a good listener. So it's even more unfortunate that parents don’t like him much. He’s faded from today's limelight after enjoying popularity during much of the 20th century. Ronald is a very straightforward name that lacks the vintage-cool of a Chester or Max, and his nicknames, Ron and Ronnie, don’t have much of an edge either. But who says you need an edge? If you’re going for an honest, no-fuss name, this could be it.

Famous Ronalds

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Ronald Moore
    Screenwriter
  • Ronald Pickup
    TV Actor
  • Ronald Reagan
    President, United States President
  • Ronald Torreyes
    Baseball Player

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Source: Social Security Administration

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