What does Rand mean?
Rand [rand] as a boys' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Rand is "shield". The name also developed from an Old English word for a river bank. The name is often used as a short form of Randolph and related names.
Related boy name: Randall.
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(female) Raba, Ranon, .. Middle name pairings:
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How popular is Rand?
Rand is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#3249 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Rand was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its top rank of #736 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not listed at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with similar and related boy names. Randy (#570 in 2015), Randall (#1035), Randolph, Randolf, Randell and Randal are the popular alternative forms of Rand listed in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Rand was common in the 1950s (adoption of 1.1%) and is now much diminished, with versions like Randell becoming somewhat dated.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Aland, Arand, Arnd, Bond, Brand, Chand, Land, Lind, Rab, Rabi, Rad, Radd, Rae, Rafa, Rafe, Raff, Rafi, Rahm, Rai, Rain, Raine, Rains, Raj, Raja, Ralf, Ram, Rama, Rami, Ramond, Ramy, Ranald, Rance, Randel, Randey, Randi, Randie, Randl (see Randall), Randle, Randon, Rane, Range, Ras, Raul, Ravi, Ray▼, Raye, Rayne, Read, Redd, Reed▲, Reid▲, Ren, Rene▼, Reno, Reyd, Rian, Ring, Roald, Roan, Roane, Rod▼, Rodd, Roland▼, Ron▼, Ronn, Rudd, Rune, Ryan▼, Ryland▲ and Ryne▼. These names tend to be more commonly used than Rand.See names in meaning and etymology.