What does Randall mean?
Randall /ran-dall/ [2 sylls.] 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.
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)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Randall for boys. Randall reached its highest rank of #61 in the U.S. during the years 1950-1959, and is at #908 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Popular varying forms of Randall (#908 last year) ranked in the Top 1000 are Randy (#511 last year), Randolph, Randle, Randel, Randal, Rand and Randell. Variants like Ranolf are seldom used. These boy names were at the height of their popularity during 1950-1959 (usage of 0.5495%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.0726%, 86.8% less), with the versions Randall, Randell, Randolph and Randal becoming less fashionable. Randy (#511) is the most contemporarily stylish boy name in this compilation. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the boy name Randall and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Randall▼ is pronounced similarly to Rondale. This name tends to be less commonly used than Randall.