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Ralph meaning and name origin

Ralph \r(a)-lph, ral-ph\ as a boy's name is pronounced ralf, rafe. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Ralph is "wolf counsel". The wolf is an animal with a reputation for being crafty. Rolf is a German form. Poet Ralph Waldo Emerson; consumer activist Ralph Nader; actors Ralph Fiennes, Ralph Macchio.

Ralph has 7 variant forms: Rafe, Raff, Ralf, Raoul, Raul, Rolf and Rolph.

Baby names that sound like Ralph are Rolphe and Rolfe.

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Popularity of Ralph

Ralph is a very popular first name for men (#62 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#3217 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).

Displayed below are the baby name popularity trends of the name Ralph compared with its variant forms and related boy baby names. (2012 statistics). View the popularity trend for Ralph only.

Popularity of name Ralph
Popularity of Ralph