Rev Patrick Woulfe

RAGHNALL, genitive -aill, Reginald, Reynald, Ronald, (Randal, Randulph); Teutonic — Raginwald, Reginwald, mighty-power, Norse Rognvaldr, Norman — Ragenald, Regnault, Reynald, English — Reynold; a Teutonic name which reached us by two channels, first through the Norsemen when it was largely borrowed by the Irish and Scottish Gaels, especially the MacDonnells, by whom it was incorrectly anglicised Randal, and again through the Anglo-Normans, among whom it was very common. The pronunciation is often Rághnall, or Raonall. Latin — Raganaldus, Reginaldus.

Alphabetical Index to Names of Men (Irish-English)

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Note: The old Irish letters used in the original text* have been converted to the Roman alphabet for this online version, and the lenited (or dotted) consonants changed to their aspirated equivalents, i.e. the dotted 'c' has been altered to 'ch', the dotted 'g' to 'gh', and the dotted 'm' to 'mh', etc. For example, in the name Caoimgin (Kevin), where the 'm' and 'g' are both dotted (ṁ, ġ) in the old Irish lettering, the name has been converted here to the modern Irish equivalent of Caoimhghin.

* Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall: Irish Names and Surnames by Rev. Patrick Woulfe, 1923.