[ 2 syll. rey-nol(d), re-yno-ld ] The baby boy name Reynold is pronounced as REHN-ahLD †. Reynold's language of origin is Germanic and it is used mainly in the English language. The name is of the meaning 'well-advised ruler'. It is a two-element name from ragin meaning 'counsel, advice' ; wald 'to rule'. Raginald (Germanic) and Reynaud (Old French) are original forms of Reynold. The name was first introduced to England by the Normans, with the modern English form derived via Norman French from Old German. It was taken up by English speakers on a modest scale in the 19th century.
Reynold is a widely used name; it has 44 variant transcriptions that are used in English and foreign languages. Variation transcriptions used in English include Rainault, Rainhold, Rainold, Ranald, Raynold, Reg, Reggie, Reggy (used in Dutch too), Reginald, Reginaldus, Reinaldo (used in Portuguese and Spanish too), Reinhart, Renald, Renaldi, Rennold, Renold, Reynald, Reynalde, Reynol, Reynolde, Reynolds, and Ronald.
Foreign variant transcriptions of Reynold include Naldo (Spanish), Raghnall (Irish), Rainald (German), Rangvald (Scandinavian), Raynaldo (Spanish), Regnauld (French), Reinald (German), Reinaldos (Spanish), Reinhold (German and Scandinavian), Reinold (Dutch and German), Reinwald (German), Renaldo (Italian and Spanish), Renat (Polish), Renato (Italian and Spanish), Renaud (French), Renauld (French), Renault (French), René (French), Reynaldo (Spanish), Reynaud (French), Rheinallt (Welsh), and Rinaldo (Italian).
Reynold is unusual as a baby name for boys. Its usage peaked in 1903 with 0.012% of baby boys being given the name Reynold. Its ranking then was #591. The baby name has since experienced a marked drop in popularity, and is of only very modest use now. Among the group of boy names directly linked to Reynold, Ronald was the most regularly used in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Reynold include Rainhold, Reinald, Reinhold, Reinold, Reinwald, Reynald, Ronald, Roneld, Ronnold, Rumold, Rainold, Raynaldo, Reinaldo, Renaldi, Renaldo, Reynalde, Reynaldo, Rinaldo, Rinhaldo, and Romuald.
† Pronunciation for Reynold: R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)"