What 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.
How 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)
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.
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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.