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What does Randall mean?

Randall Pronunciation of Randall [ran-dall] as a boys' name is pronounced RAN-dal. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Randall is "wolf shield". From Randwulf. Randall is the medieval spoken form of Randolph. Actor Tony Randall; football player Randall Cunningham; poet Randall Jarrell.

Associated with: wolf, shield (defender), medieval.


Randall has 13 variants: Rand, Randal, Randale, Randel, Randell, Randey, Randie, Randl, Randle, Randon, Randy, Rendall and Rendell.

2 more related forms via Randolph: Randolf and Ranolf.

Creative forms:
(male) Radall, Raddall, ..

(female) Ranral, ..

Middle name pairings:
Randall Jaycob (R.J.), ..

How popular is Randall?

Randall is a very prominent first name for men (#139 out of 1220, Top 11%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#574 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Randall reached its highest rank of #58 in the U.S. during the years 1950-1959, and is at #1035 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Randall name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Randall outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Randall (#1035 from recent data) ranked in the Top 2000 are Randy (#570 from recent data), Randolf, Randolph, Randon, Randle, Randie, Randal, Randel, Randell and Rand. These relations of Randall were at the height of their popularity during 1950-1959 (adoption of 1.1%) and have become significantly less common since, with versions like Randolph falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Randall, Rand, Randal, Randel, Randell in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Randie, Randle, Randolf, Randolph, Randon, Randy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Randall and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Randall is pronounced similarly to Rondale. Other recommended names are Abdall, Bedall, Brandell, Caddell, Cadell, Cardell, Conall, Crandall, Crandell, Danell, Darnall, Farnall (see Farnell), Fingall (see Fingal), Gardell, Jamall, Jarrall (see Jarrell), Kendall, Kendell, Kendill (see Kendall), Kendyll, Ladell, Lendall, Lendell, Lindall, Lindell, Lyndall, Lyndell, Mandell, Mansell, Manvill (see Manville), Mendell, Odall (see Odell), Radly, Rafael, Rafal, Raffael, Raghnall, Ranald, Rancel, Rancell, Randi, Ranell, Ransly (see Ransley), Raonull, Raphael, Raynald, Raynell, Rodell, Ronal, Ronald, Ronell, Ronnell, Royall, Rydell, Tarrall (see Terrell), Udall, Vondell, Waddell, Wadell, Wardell, Waydell (see Wade), Wendall, Wendell and Wyndell. These names tend to be less commonly used than Randall.

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