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What does Randel mean?

Randel Pronunciation of Randel [ran-del] as a name for boys has its root in Old German, and the meaning of the name Randel is "wolf shield". Randel is a version of Randall (Old German): from Randwulf.

Associated with: wolf, shield (defender).


Randel has 7 variants: Randal, Randale, Randell, Randl, Randle, Rendall and Rendell.

5 more related forms via Randall: Rand, Randey, Randie, Randon and Randy.

Creative forms:
(male) Radel, ..

(female) Ranrel, ..

Middle name pairings:
Randel Gary (R.G.), ..

How popular is Randel?

Randel is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#16147 out of 150436, Top 11%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Randel entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its apex rank of #695 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Rand, Randal, Randall (#1035 in 2015), Randell, Randie, Randle, Randon and Randy (#570) are the popular alternative forms of Randel. Other variants, like Randl, are seldom used. These forms of Randel reached the top of their popularity during 1950-1959 (average #761) and are now much less widespread, with forms like Randy becoming less fashionable.

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

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

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

Similar Names

Randel is pronounced similarly to Rondale. Other recommended names are Cadel, Daniel, Dannel, Dantel, Danyel, Haniel, Hansel, Hanyel, Hanzel, Kaniel, Kendel, Landen, Lander, Lindel, Mandel, Mandell, Manoel, Mansel, Manuel, Manvel, Mardel, Mendel, Radek, Rafael, Rafel, Raiden, Rance, Rancel, Rancell, Randi, Randolf, Randolph, Rane, Ranell, Range, Ranger, Ranier, Ravel, Rayder, Raziel, Rodel, Ronel, Sander, Sandey, Tandey, Vander, Wendel, Xander, Zander and Zindel. These names tend to be more commonly used than Randel.

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