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pinWhat does Randolph mean?

Randolph /ran-dol-ph/ as a boys' name is pronounced RAN-dolf. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Randolph is "wolf shield". From the same root as Randall. English politician Lord Randolph Churchill.


Randolph has 7 variants: Randal, Randall, Randell, Randolf, Randy, Ranolf and Ranulfo.

Affiliated boy names: Rand, Randi and Ransom.

Randolph has 5 more alternative forms via Randall: Randale, Randel, Randl, Randle and Randon.

Kreatif forms: Raddolph, Radolph, Randolth. [more]

pinHow popular is Randolph?

Randolph is a very prominent first name for males (#366 out of 1220, Top 30%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#792 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Randolph for boys. Randolph reached its top rank of #197 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not ranked currently. (Top Birth Names, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Randolph name in U.S.

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

Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Randolph and associated names. Popular varying forms of Randolph are Rand, Randal, Randall (#908 from current records), Randel, Randell, Randle, Randy (#511) and Ransom. Other forms, like Randale, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Randolph was at its peak during the years 1950-1959 (average #511) and is now significantly diminished (#935, 87%), with the versions Randal, Randall, Randell, Randolph and Ransom falling out of style. Randy has generally been a favorite of parents.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Randolph, Rand, Randal, Randall, Randel in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Randell, Randle, Randy, Ransom in U.S.

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

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Recommended similar baby names are Addolph, Adolph, Bardolph, Bardulph, Botolph, Dolph, Radlea, Radlee, Radley, Radly, Rainhold, Ralph, Ranald, Rancel, Rancell, Randey, Randie, Ranell, Ransley, Ransly, Ransome, Raydon, Rendall, Rendell, Rodolf, Rodolfo, Rodolph, Rodolphe, Roldolpho, Rolph, Rolphe, Rondale, Rudolf, Rudolfo, Rudolph, Rudolpho, Rudolphus and Udolph. These names tend to be less commonly used than Randolph.