National Ronald Day – December 3, 2022

National Ronald Day is celebrated annually on December 3. Today, people all over the globe come together to celebrate and praise every Ronald to have ever existed for their accomplishments and simply being themselves! Ronald is a Scottish variant of ‘Ragnvaldr.’ This is an Old Norse name, combinations of the words ‘regin’ and ‘valdr’, meaning ‘advice’ and ‘power,’ respectively. Read on to find out more about the interesting history behind the name.

History of National Ronald Day

Raghnall, Renaud, Ronaldo, and Ronalda, a feminine variation of the name, are the most prevalent variants of Ronald. Ronalds are usually found in English-speaking countries like England and Canada, and France, a French-speaking nation. For a time, it was also popular in the United States.

Ronald is a name that most people would describe as having classic and mature energy and a strong name with a hint of formality. It’s not uncommon to meet someone with the first name Ronald. American philosopher Ronald Dworkin, former president Ronald Reagan, and member of the band The Rolling Stones, Ronnie Wood, are just a few renowned people with the name.

Ronald is also a name found in fictional characters. Ronald is the name of Harry Potter’s best friend in the books and movies and the sidekick in the cartoon “Kim Possible.” This is also the name of the official “McDonald’s” mascot. Nearly 272,000 Americans are called Ronald, implying that there are almost 86 Ronalds for every 100,000 people in the United States. In the country, it is listed as the 191st most prevalent name.

National Ronald Day timeline

1963
Ronald McDonald

The mascot makes his first-ever appearance to the public.

1975
Ronnie Wood

The guitarist joins the iconic band The Rolling Stones.

1981
Ronald Reagan

The actor becomes the President of the United States.

2007
Ronald Dworkin

The jurist receives the Holberg International Memorial Prize for the impact of his work.

National Ronald Day FAQs

What did Ronald Dworkin believe?

Ronald Dworkin was his generation’s leading legal thinker. His main view was that the law should be based on moral integrity, which he defined as the moral concept that the state should act on principle to treat all community members equally.

What is Ronald Reagan best known for?

Reagan began launching new political and economic initiatives early in his term. His supply-side economic ideas, nicknamed “Reaganomics,” campaigned for tax cuts, deregulation, and reduced government expenditure.

Does McDonald's still use Ronald McDonald?

Ronald McDonald has been gradually phased away since approximately 2010, but he was formally retired in 2016 following a spate of scary clown sightings throughout the United States.

National Ronald Day Activities

  1. Write a letter

    Whether it's one of your personal friends or a well-known celebrity, you're bound to know someone named Ronald. So, why not write them a handwritten note expressing your gratitude?

  2. Design a card

    It's fine if you don't really write well. You may always show your affection by making your own greeting card! Make a lovely card for that special Ronald in your life by sharpening your colored pencils and getting your scissors ready.

  3. Shout out to a famous Ronald

    Don't know someone named Ronald in your circle? It's no issue! Make a social media shout-out to someone on our list! Do some more research and share the details with your friends and family so that they may join in the celebration.

5 Awesome Ronalds That You’ll Adore Meeting

  1. Ronald Zilberberg

    Ronald Zilberberg is an Olympic figure skater from Israel.

  2. Ronald Searle

    Ronald Searle was a satirical cartoonist, comics artist, sculptor, medal designer, and illustrator who lived in England.

  3. Ron Mael

    Ronald David Mael is a musician, songwriter, composer, and record producer from the United States.

  4. Ronald Lacey

    Ronald William Lacey was an actor from England, who made countless television and cinema appearances over 30 years.

  5. Ron Howard

    Ronald Howard is an actor, director, producer, and screenwriter from the United States, who rose to fame as a young actor, appearing in several television shows, including one episode of “The Twilight Zone.”

Why We Love National Ronald Day

  1. It’s all about Ronald

    We like expressing our affection for people who are close to us! It's no different when it comes to Ronald! This day brings us all together, for Ronald's sake, which we adore!

  2. Special appreciation

    Isn't it true that we don't need a special day to express gratitude? However, having a specific day to recognize and adore every Ronald on the planet is good!

  3. Second birthday

    Celebrating your name day means you'll get twice as many goodies each year just for being yourself! It's like having a birthday celebration twice a year!

National Ronald Day dates

YearDateDay
2022December 3Saturday
2023December 3Sunday
2024December 3Tuesday
2025December 3Wednesday
2026December 3Thursday

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