Rambo

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The name "Rambo" is of unknown origin. It can be dated back to the 17th century Swedish immigrant Peter Gunnarsson Rambo.

"Rambo" is also the name of an old farm in Vestfold county, Norway ("Rambøe" 1664, "Ramboe" 1723) - and about 65 people in Norway have Rambo as a family name. The Norse form of the name might have been *Hrafnabú. The first element is then the genitive pluralis of hrafn m 'raven', and the last element is n 'farm'. The name was brought to the US by Norwegian settlers.

"Rambo" become widely known after John Rambo, a fictional Vietnam War veteran and protagonist of the film series Rambo.

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Rambo

  1. (figuratively) One who is reckless, disregards orders, uses violence to solve all problems, and bravely charges headlong into the teeth of the enemy.

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