Roeland, Roelandt or Roelant (all pronounced /rulɑnt/) is a Dutch masculine given name equivalent to English Roland. It is a Germanic name consisting of the elements -hrod- ("fame") and -land- (i.e. "famous in the land") or -nand- ("brave"). A common short form is Roel. People with the name include: Roeland van Duijn (born 1943), Dutch politician, political activist and writer Roeland Kerbosch (born 1940), Dutch movie director Roeland van Laer (1598 – aft. 1635), Dutch landscape painter Roeland Lievens (born 1983), Dutch rower Roeland van der Marel (born 1967), Dutch astronomer, NASA space telescope project leader Roeland Nusse (born 1950), Dutch developmental biologist Roelant Oltmans (born 1954), Dutch hockey coach Roeland Paardekooper (born 1970), Dutch archaeologist Roeland Pruijssers (born 1989), Dutch chess grandmaster Roeland Raes (born 1934), Belgian politician Roelant Roghman (1627–1692), Dutch painter, sketcher and engraver Roelant Savery (1576–1639), Dutch still life and bird painter
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