What does Randal mean?
Randal [ran-dal] as a name for boys has its root in Old German, and the meaning of the name Randal is "wolf shield". Randal is a version of Randall (Old German): from Randwulf. Randal is also a form of Randolph (Old German).
(male) Raddal, Rendal, ..
(female) Ranale, Ranral, .. Middle name pairings:
Randal Madison (R.M.), ..
How popular is Randal?
Randal is a very popular first name for men (#477 out of 1220, Top 39%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#26717 out of 150436, Top 18%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Randal was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its highest position of #221 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Randal are Randy (#570 from recent data), Randall (#1035), Randolf, Randolph, Randon, Randle, Randie, Randel, Randell and Rand. Other forms, like Randale, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Randal was widespread 65 years ago (usage of 1.06%) and has become much less since (usage 0.04%, down 97%).
Randal▼ is pronounced similarly to Rondale. Other recommended names are Ardal, Cathal, Conal, Connal, Crandal, Danal, Daneal, Danial, Danyal, Darral, Donal, Emanual, Faycal, Fidal, Fingal, Gamal, Jalal, Jamaal▼, Jamal▼, Jammal, Kamal, Kendal, Landan, Lindal, Mandan, Mandel, Manual, Migdal, Natal, Oneal, Pascal, Racham, Rad, Radd, Radek, Radly, Radwan, Rafa, Rafal, Rafel, Raffael, Raham, Raja, Rajah, Rajan, Rama, Ramsay, Ramzan, Ranald, Rancel, Rancell, Randi, Rane, Ranell, Range, Ranger, Ranier, Rankin, Ransly (see Ransley), Raoul, Raphael▲, Rashad, Rashae, Ravel, Raynald, Raynar, Raynell, Renat, Rodas, Roldan, Ronal, Ronan▲, Royal▲ and Roydan. These names tend to be less frequently used than Randal.See names in meaning and etymology.