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Ronald is a masculine given name derived from the Old Norse Rögnvaldr.[1] In some cases Ronald is an Anglicised form of the Gaelic Raghnall, a name likewise derived from Rögnvaldr.[2] Ronald was originally used in England and Scotland, where Scandinavian influences were once substantial, although now the name is common throughout the English-speaking world.[1] A short form of Ronald is Ron. Pet forms of Ronald include Roni and Ronnie.[1] A feminine form of Ronald is Ronalda.[3] Rhona, a modern name apparently only dating back to the late nineteenth century, may have originated as a feminine form of Ronald.[4]

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Ronnie Matthews was a musician in an episode of Nickelodeon's TV show "Hey Arnold!"

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