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.
(male) Randolke, Rhodolph, ..
(female) Randolda, Randolna, ..
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 #180 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not ranked currently. (Top 2000 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, Randi, Randle, Randolf, Randon, Randy (#511) and Ransom (#1661). Other forms, like Randale, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Randolph was at its peak during the years 1950-1959 (average #787) and is now significantly diminished (#1756, ▼96%), with versions such as Randall becoming less in vogue.
Recommended names are Addolph, Adolph▼, Bardolph, Bardulph (see Bardolf), Botolph, Dolph, Radlea (see Radley), Radlee, Radley, Radly, Rainhold, Ralph▼, Ranald, Rancel, Rancell, Randey, Randie, Ranell, Ransley, Ransly (see Ransley), Ransome, Raydon, Rendall, Rendell, Rodolf, Rodolfo, Rodolph, Rodolphe (see Rodolfo), Roldolpho, Rolph, Rolphe, Rondale, Rudolf, Rudolfo (see Rudolph), Rudolph▼, Rudolpho, Rudolphus and Udolph. These names tend to be less commonly used than Randolph.