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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Rollo, Rolf, Hrolfnoun

    Norse chieftain who became the first duke of Normandy (860-931)


  1. Rollonoun

    A male given name from the Germanic languages.

    There was always a conflict in Rollo Martins ― between the absurd Christian name and the sturdy Dutch surname.

  2. Etymology: Latinization of the Old French equivalent of the English Rolf.


  1. Rollo

    Rollo (Norman: Rou, Rolloun; Old Norse: Hrólfr; French: Rollon; died between 928 and 933) was a Viking who, as Count of Rouen, became the first ruler of Normandy, today a region in northern France. He emerged as the outstanding warrior among the Norsemen who had secured a permanent foothold on Frankish soil in the valley of the lower Seine. After the Siege of Chartres in 911, Charles the Simple, the king of West Francia, granted them lands between the mouth of the Seine and what is now Rouen in exchange for Rollo agreeing to end his brigandage, swearing allegiance to him, religious conversion and a pledge to defend the Seine's estuary from Viking raiders.The name Rollo is first recorded as the leader of these Viking settlers in a charter of 918, and he continued to reign over the region of Normandy until at least 928. He was succeeded by his son William Longsword in the Duchy of Normandy that he had founded. The offspring of Rollo and his followers, through their intermingling with the indigenous Frankish and Gallo-Roman population of the lands they settled, became known as the "Normans". After the Norman conquest of England and their conquest of southern Italy and Sicily over the following two centuries, their descendants came to rule England, much of Ireland, Sicily and Antioch from the 11th to 13th centuries, leaving behind an enduring legacy in the histories of Europe and the Near East.


  1. rollo

    A "rollo" is a term with several meanings depending on the context and the language. In Spanish, "rollo" can refer to a roll of something (paper or film), a lengthy and often tedious speech or piece of writing, or a casual romantic relationship. Rollo is also a common male name in certain cultures. Additionally, Rollo was the name of a historical figure - a Viking who became the first ruler of Normandy, France. So the general definition can vary based on the context in which it is used.


  1. Rollo

    Rollo is an unincorporated community in DeKalb County, Illinois, United States. Rollo is 5 miles east-southeast of Paw Paw.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Rollo

    a Norwegian, who became the chief of a band of Norse pirates who one day sailed up the Seine to Rouen and took it, and so ravaged the country that Charles the Simple was glad to come to terms with them by surrendering to them part of Neustria, which thereafter bore from them the name of Normandy; after this Rollo embraced Christianity, was baptized by the Bishop of Rouen, and was the first Duke of Normandy (860-932).

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. ROLLO

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Rollo is ranked #11829 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Rollo surname appeared 2,646 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Rollo.

    89.6% or 2,373 total occurrences were White.
    4.9% or 132 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.4% or 66 total occurrences were Asian.
    1.4% or 39 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 21 total occurrences were Black.
    0.5% or 15 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rollo in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rollo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of rollo in a Sentence

  1. Adémar de Chabannes:

    As Rollo's death drew near, he went mad and had a hundred Christian prisoners beheaded in front of him in honour of the gods whom he had worshipped, and in the end distributed a hundred pounds of gold around the churches in honour of the true God in whose name he had accepted baptism.

  2. Clive Standen:

    It doesn’t come from a vain point of view, I do it because Rollo is a berserker, when I’m the berserker it makes your blood boil and I want to do a quick blast of a workout before a take, because I want to look authentic. To physically scream and shout and get yourself into a berserker rage you need to get the blood pumping beforehand. It’s an ugly thing to go through.

  3. Clive Standen:

    That was an incredibly tough scene, as Rollo I had to pretend to be drunk, so you’re not fighting at your best ability. Rollo has lost everything and it’s a form of self-harm. He wants to experience physical pain to escape his emotional pain.

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