First recorded in 1545. Of Germanic origin. Cognate to German and English Roland.
- A male given name.
- Klāvs Siliņš: Latviesu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, →ISBN
-  Population Register of Latvia: Rolands was the only given name of 4297 persons in Latvia on May 21st 2010.