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Ronald

[ron-ld]
noun
  1. a male given name: from Scandinavian words meaning “counsel” and “rule.”
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Ronald

masc. proper name, from Old Norse Rögnvaldr "Having the Gods' Power," from rögn "gods," literally "decreeing powers" (plural of regin "decree") + valdr "ruler" (see wield).

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