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Reynold m. Proto-Germanic *ragin 'counsel, might' + Proto-germanic *wald 'power, authority'.

The name of a 10th C Norse overlord in Britain, two 11th and 12th C kings in the Scottish isles, 12th C Swedish king, a 12th C Norwegian saint, and a 13th C king of Man.

The English form Raynald is witnessed in 1379 in the relational byname Raynaldsoñ (WRYPT1 p. 18).

Austria
Latin
928 Reginolt (nom) UrkStyria 18; c1100 Reginolt (nom) ibid. 92
England
Latin
1155 Reginaldus (nom) FPD p. 121, fn. 1, Reinald (nom) ibid. p. 121, fn. 1, Reinaldus (nom) ibid. p. 121, fn. 1; 1181 Reginaldus (nom) StPaulDom p. 113; 1183 Raginaldi (gen) BoldonBuke p. 2; 1185x1186 Reginaldo (abl) PR-XXXVI p. 5, Reginaldus (nom) ibid. p. 8; 1189 Reginaldi (gen) GASurv p. 142, Reginaldus (nom) ibid. p. 107, Reinald (nom) ibid. p. 174, Reinaldum (acc) ibid. p. 174, Reinaldus (nom) ibid. p. 85; 1201 Reginaldi (gen) ibid. p. 248; 1222 Reginaldi (nom) StPaulDom p. 10, Reginaldus (nom) ibid. p. 2; 1240 Reginaldus (nom) ibid. p. 120; 1279–80 Regenaldi (gen) WaHR-SK p. 39, Reginaldus (nom) ibid. p. 35; 1298 Reginaldus (nom) ComWil-vol1 p. 2; 1299 Reginald (nom) ibid. p. 3, Reginaldi (gen) ibid. p. 2; 1301 Reginaldus (nom) ibid. p. 3; 1340xc1450 Reginaldus (nom) CovGuild-1 p. 55; 1357 Reginaldo (abl) SocAntNor-3-3 no. 22; 1377 Reginaldo (dat) ibid. no. 52, Reginaldus (nom) FenPT-2 p. 6; 1379 Raginaldus (nom) WRYPT1 p. 11, Riginaldus (nom) ibid. p. 7; 1381 Raginaldus (nom) FenPT-2 p. 10, Reginaldo (abl) Suffolk1381 p. 90, Reginaldus (nom) ibid. p. 87; 1482 Regenaldus (nom) BreadBk p. 2, Reginaldus (nom) ibid. p. 5; 1482/3 Reginaldus (nom) ibid. p. 6, Reynold (nom) ibid. p. 6; 1483 Regenaldus (nom) ibid. p. 6, Reginald (nom) ibid. p. 8, Reginaldus (nom) ibid. p. 7; 1564 Renoldus (nom) Chst-1 p. 11; 1570 Reginaldi (gen) ibid. p. 11
Dutch
1585 Reynout AuFr Backer
Middle English
1395 Reignold EEW p. 6; 1422 Reynold ibid. p. 51
Early Modern English
1526 Rannold WillsInv LXXVII, Ranold ibid. LXXVII; 1542/3 Reynold SIAcc 2; 1558 Rinald RegSASel p. 2; 1558–9 Renold StMary-Ke p. 2; 1559 Reynold BUmar-vol9 p. 147; 1560 Reynold BEmar-vol2 p. 95, Rinald RegSASel p. 6; 1565 Renold ComSewII 146; 1567 Reynold StAnthonlin p. 19; 1574 Rainold HAmar-vol9 p. 3; 1577 Renald COmar-vol5 p. 127; 1583 Reynold StAnthonlin p. 30, Reynowld BUmar-vol1 p. 26; 1584 Reynold StAnthonlin p. 31; 1586 Reynold ibid. p. 31; 1587 Rennold CAmar-vol1 p. 4, Reynold StAnthonlin p. 32; 1588 Renold DEmar-vol2 p. 15; 1589 Reynold StAnthonlin p. 33; 1590 Reynold ibid. p. 34; 1592 Regnold COmar-vol2 p. 49, Reynold StAnthonlin p. 35
Estonia
Middle Low German
1398 Reynold BbRT p. 342; 1403 Reynold ibid. p. 343; 1409 Reynold ibid. p. 345; 1412 Reynold ibid. p. 346; 1416 Reynold ibid. p. 347; 1418 Reynold ibid. p. 348; 1419 Reynold ibid. p. 348; 1430 Renolt ibid. p. 354; 1434 Reynolt ibid. p. 357; 1437 Reynolt ibid. p. 359; 1438 Renolt ibid. p. 361; 1440 Reynolt ibid. p. 362
1400 Reynike BbRT p. 342; 1412 Reynike ibid. p. 346; 1413 Reynike ibid. p. 346; 1439 Reyneke ibid. p. 362; 1440 Reynike ibid. p. 362; 1441 Reyneke ibid. p. 363
France
Latin
c823 Ragenoldus (nom) irminon-vol2 4, Palatiolum; 862 Raginaldus (nom) InsMacon IX, Raginardo (abl) ibid. IX; 932 Rainaldo (dat) CartSavII 2; 937x993 Rainaldo (abl) St-Bernard-Romans no. 86; 994 Raynaldus (nom) CartSavII 7; c996 Raynaldus (nom) ibid. 6; 1012 Rainaldus (nom) ibid. 104; 1040x1080 Rainaldus (nom) StVdM-II 664; 1047 Rainaldi (gen) CartNDSaintes II; 1062 Rainaldus (nom) StVdM-II 692; 1067x1086 Rainaldus (nom) CartNDSaintes XIV; a1072 Rainaldi (gen) NDParisII 1-XVI; 1079x1101 Rainaldo (abl) CartStPC XXXVII; 1101x1129 Rainaldo (abl) ibid. XXXIII; 1107 Rainaldo (abl) ibid. XVII, Rainaldus (nom) ibid. XVII; a1108 Rainaldus (nom) ibid. XXI; a1116 Rainaldo (dat) ibid. XX; 1124 Raynaldus (nom) CartNDJosaphat XIII; 1130x1150 Rainaldus (nom) CartStPC XXVII; 1133 Rainaldi (gen) CartNDdOurscamp CXVIII, Rainaldus (nom) ibid. CXVIII; 1135 Rainaldus (nom) clairvaux-12thc 7, Rainaudus (nom) ibid. 7; 1138x62 Rainaldi (gen) ibid. 66, Rainaldus (nom) ibid. 58, Ranaldus (nom) ibid. 58; c1140 Renaldi (gen) CartNDdOurscamp XCIX; 1143x1146 Rainaldus (nom) clairvaux-12thc 12; 1146 Reinaldo (abl) CartNDdOurscamp CXII; 1147 Rainaldi (gen) clairvaux-12thc 14, Rainaldo (abl) ibid. 14, Rainaldus (nom) ibid. 14, Rainoldus (nom) CartNDdOurscamp XCVII; 1147x1162 Rainaldus (nom) clairvaux-12thc 45; 1148 Rainaudus (nom) CartNDSaintes XXIV; c1150 Renaldi (gen) CartNDdOurscamp CXIII; 1152x1156 Rainaldus (nom) clairvaux-12thc 31; 1154 Rainaldus (nom) ibid. 27; 1157 Rainaldi (gen) ibid. 32; 1157x1184 Renaudi (gen) ChartCaen2 2; 1158 Reinaldus (nom) clairvaux-12thc 33; 1159 Reinaldus (nom) ibid. 37; 1162 Rainaldus (nom) ibid. 39; 1162x1165 Reinaudus (nom) ibid. 127; a1163 Reinaldus (nom) ibid. 97; 1163 Rainaldi (gen) CartNDdOurscamp XCVI, clairvaux-12thc 99, Reinaldi (gen) ibid. 99, Renaldi (gen) CartNDdOurscamp XV; 1163–64 Rainaldus (nom) clairvaux-12thc 109, Reinaldi (gen) ibid. 109, Reinaldus (nom) ibid. 106; 1163x1173 Rainaldi (gen) ibid. 156; 1164 Rainaldus (nom) ibid. 120, Reinaldi (gen) ibid. 120, Reinaldus (nom) ibid. 120, Renaldus (nom) CartNDdOurscamp C; 1171 Rainaldo (abl) clairvaux-12thc 139; 1173 Rainaldi (gen) ibid. 157, Rainaldus (nom) ibid. 154; 1175 Rainaldi (gen) ibid. 162; c1175–1180 Reignoldus (nom) ChartCaen2 p. 63, Renaldi (gen) ibid. p. 64, Renaldus (nom) ibid. p. 63, Renoldi (gen) ibid. p. 62, Renoldus (nom) ibid. p. 61; 1179 Rainaldo (abl) clairvaux-12thc 176, Rainaldus (nom) ibid. 176, Rainaudus (nom) ibid. 180, Raynaldus (nom) ibid. 176, Reinaldo (abl) ibid. 179, Renaudus (nom) ibid. 176, Renoldo (abl) ibid. 176, Renoldus (nom) ibid. 178, Renoudi (gen) ibid. 176, Renoudo (abl) ibid. 176, Renoudus (nom) ibid. 176; c1180 Rainalnus (nom) CartNDdOurscamp LXVIII; 1180 Rainoldus (nom) ibid. CXLVII, Reinaldi (gen) RotScaNor p. 38, Reinaldo (abl) ibid. p. 10; 1190 Rainaldi (gen) CartNDdOurscamp LXXIX, Rainaldus (nom) ibid. LXXIX; 1203 Rainaldus (nom) ibid. CXXV, Renaudus (nom) NDParisII 2-LXXIX; 1206 Renaudus (nom) ibid. 2-LXIX; 1216 Renaldi (gen) CartNDdOurscamp XI, Renaldus (nom) ibid. XI; 1217 Renaldo (dat) NDParisII 2-LVI; 1220 Reginaldus (nom) ibid. 2-LXVIII; 1222 Reginaldi (gen) ibid. 2-XXIII, Reginaldum (acc) ibid. 2-XXIII, Reginaldus (nom) ibid. 2-XXIII; 1241 Renaldi (gen) CartNDdOurscamp X, Renaldus (nom) ibid. X, Renoudi (gen) NDParisII 2-CXII; 1243 Renaldi (gen) CartNDdOurscamp XLVII; 1246 Reginaldus (nom) NDParisII 2-CVI; 1252 Reginaldus (nom) ibid. 1-II; 1256 Renaudus (nom) ArrestReg-volI XX, Candlemas; 1257 Renaudi (gen) ibid. XXVII, Pentecost, Renaudum (acc) ibid. XXVI, Pentecost; 1259 Renaudi (gen) ibid. XV, Pentecost, Renaudo (abl) ibid. XV, Pentecost, Renaudus (nom) ibid. XV, Pentecost; 1266 Reginaldus (nom) NDParisII 1-XIII; 1267 Reginaldus (nom) ibid. 2-II; 1273 Reginaldus (nom) ibid. 2-XLIII; 1280 Reginaldo (abl) ibid. 1-LI; 1292 Reginaldus (nom) MemBret-I 1102, Renaudus (nom) ibid. 1102; 1300 Renaldi (gen) CartNDdOurscamp LXIX; 1301 Reginaldi (gen) MemPic-vol17 p. 179, Reginaldo (abl) ibid. p. 197, Reginaldus (nom) ibid. p. 202, Renaudus (nom) ibid. p. 176; 1304 Rainaldi (gen) CartNDdOurscamp CXXXVI, Renaldo (abl) ibid. CXXXVI, Renaldus (nom) ibid. CXXXVI; 1305 Renaldi (gen) ibid. CXLIV; 1310 Reginaldus (nom) ibid. IX; 1313 Renaudo (abl) ibid. LXXXVIII; 1378 Raynoldus (nom) hanquetvol1 2360, Reginaldo (dat) ibid. 452, Reginaldus (nom) ibid. 754, Renaudo (dat) ibid. 2200, Reynaldi (gen) ibid. 464, Reynaldus (nom) ibid. 464
1067 Raginaldus (nom) CartNDSaintes XII
Old French
1133 Renaud (obl) tailliar no. 1, Renaut (obl) ibid. no. 1; 1291 Renaut (obl) HistHdVParis p. 108; 1292 Renaud (obl) MemBret-I 1102, Renaut (obl) HistHdVParis p. 110, MemBret-I 1102; 1293 Renaut (obl) HistHdVParis p. 123; 1295 Renaut (obl) ibid. p. 128; 1296 Renaut paris1296 p. 9, Renout ibid. p. 37; 1299 Renout (obl) HistHdVParis p. 146; 1301 Renaus MemPic-vol17 p. 239; c1301 Renaut (obl) HistHdVParis p. 151; 1313 Renaud Paris1313 p. 45, Renault ibid. p. 45, Renaut ibid. p. 5; 1327 Rénault MemDocMan-2 p. 178
1133 Regnatin (obl) tailliar no. 1, Renon (obl) ibid. no. 1
Middle French
1388 Regnault thierry; 1392 Regnaud MemBret-II col. 610, Regnaut ibid. col. 599, Regnaux ibid. col. 607, Renault ibid. col. 614; 1415[1469x1471] Regnault Waurin p. 225; 1418 Regnauld DdB1418 p. 208, Regnault ibid. p. 196, HGParis p. 372, Regneault ibid. p. 388; 1421 Regnault favier 71; 1423 Regnault ibid. 58; 1438 Regnault ibid. 9; 1548 Regnault HistHdVParis no. 17; 1549 Regnauld ibid. no. 18; 1561 Renaut RegPCC-1 p. 5; 1562 Regnault ibid. p. 16, Reynaut ibid. p. 13; 1563 Reynaut ibid. p. 26, Régnaut ibid. p. 24; 1564 Regnauld ibid. p. 55; 1565 Regnaud ibid. p. 150, Regnauld ibid. p. 120, Renauld ibid. p. 169; 1566 Regnauld ibid. p. 203; 1567 Regnauld ibid. p. 280, Regnault ibid. p. 328; 1568 Regnauld ibid. p. 393, Regnault ibid. p. 369; 1571 Regnauld ibid. p. 443; 1587 Regnauld RTFProvins 8
1392 Regnaudin MemBret-II col. 608; 1418 Regnauldin DdB1418 p. 205, HGParis p. 381
Germany
Latin
822x875 Reginholdo (abl) TradCorb §224, Reginholdus (nom) ibid. §144, Reginoldus (nom) ibid. §144, Renoldo (abl) ibid. §192, Reynholdus (nom) ibid. §95; 963x1023 Rainold (nom) ibid. §228; 1135 Reinoldus (nom) quix-vol1 64; 1220 Rainaldus (nom) hennes-vol1 44; 1221 Raynaldus (nom) ibid. 57, Reinoldus (nom) ibid. 61; 1425 Raynaldi (gen) mairhofer DCCXXI, Raynaldo (abl) ibid. DCCXXI, Raynaldum (acc) ibid. DCCXXI, Raynaldus (nom) ibid. DCCXXII
Ireland
Latin
fin12thC Reginaldus (nom) MunDocIr III, p. 5, Regnaldus (nom) ibid. III, p. 14, Reignaldus (nom) ibid. III, p. 6, Reinaldi (gen) ibid. III, p. 25; 1431 Reginaldum (acc) RegOct 50
Italy
Latin
1224 Rainaldus (nom) hennes-vol1 65; 1285 Ranaldi (gen) Perugia1285 p. 154; 1326 Raynaldo (abl) Friuli-14thC no. 444; 1348 Raynaldi (gen) INP 27; 1478 Raynaldus (nom) RCCaetani6 2720; 1521 Rainaldi (gen) VitAs2 II, Raynaldi (gen) ibid. III; 1522x1532 Raynaldus (nom) DSF p. 53, 38; 1527 Rainaldi (gen) Rome1527 p. 85
1198 Rainaldini (gen) ChStBo1 III; 1285 Ranaldoli (gen) Perugia1285 p. 161, Ranaldutii (gen) ibid. p. 154, Ranaldutius (nom) ibid. p. 153
Italian
1429–1430 Rinaldo DiaryLMA p. 264
Latvia
Middle Low German
1561 Reinolt Arbuzov1920 p. 46; 1565x1577 Reinholt Arbusow p. 98
Scotland
Latin
c1120 Reginaldo (abl) ESC XXXV; 1124 Reinaldus (nom) ibid. L; 1376 Raynaldus (nom) morton-vol1 16, Reginaldi (gen) ibid. 16; 1424 Reginaldo (abl) RMSRS-2 14; 1579 Reynaldi (gen) RMSRS-4 2951
Spain
Latin
899 Renaldus (nom) CDCB-XV MMXXII
Sweden
Old Swedish
1383 Rangwald SRA-vol2 no. 1907
Wales
Welsh
1582 Reignald RegCon1 p. 36
Cite as: R. Le Get, J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Reynold". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Reynold.