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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)
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