Ronald is a male given name, originally a Scottish form of a Scandinavian name that was cognate with Reginald. [Hanks, Hardcastle, & Hodges (2006). "A Dictionary of First Names, 2nd edition." Oxford University Press.] 'Ronnie' and 'Ron' are common diminutive forms. It is believed that Ronald Originally came from from the slang term aron, that most likely came from the Greek word λίπος (fat).

Ronald may refer to:
* Ronald I of Buganda
* Ronnie Barker, British comedian, known as one half of The Two Ronnies
* Ronald de Boer, Dutch football (soccer) player
* Ronnie Burns (Australian), a prominent Australian singer of the 1960s;
* Ronnie Burns (actor), part-time actor best noted as the adopted son of George Burns and Gracie Allen
* Ronnie Burns (footballer), former Australian rules footballer with the Geelong and Adelaide Football Clubs
* Ronald Cheng, Hong Kong pop star and movie actor
* Ronnie Corbett, British comedian, known for his role as the other half of The Two Ronnies
* Ronnie James Dio, an American singer best known as the vocalist for Rainbow, Black Sabbath, his own band, Dio, and Heaven and Hell
* Ronald A. Heifetz, cofounder of the Center for Public Leadership at John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
* Ronald Klink, Democratic politician and former United States Representative from Pennsylvania
* Ronald Ferguson, father of Sarah, Duchess of York
* Ronald Florijn, Dutch rower
* Ronald Jones, British track and field athlete
* Ronald Koeman, Dutch football (soccer) player and coach
* Ronald Lanzoni, Costa Rican long-distance runner
* Ronald McDonald, advertising clown for McDonalds
* Ronald Mendez, Venezuelan volleyball player
* Ronald D. Moore, American screenwriter and television producer
* Roland Orzabal, member of british musical duo Tears for Fears
* Ron Paul, Texan congressman
* Ronnie Radke, former Escape the Fate lead singer
* Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States
* Ronald Stretton, British track cyclist
* Ronald, Washington
* Ronald Stoppable, Kim Possible's sidekick from Disney animated series Kim Possible
* Ronald Weasley, fictional character from the Harry Potter books and films
* Ronald Zoodsma, Dutch volleyball player
* "Ronnie", the thirteenth track on Metallica's 1996 album "Load"

;See also:
* Roald Dahl, author


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