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Meaning and name origin

Randolph \r(a)-ndol-ph, ran-do-lph\ as a boy's 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 variant forms: Randal, Randall, Randell, Randolf, Randy, Ranolf and Ranulfo.

For more information, see also related boy names Rand, Randi and Ransom.


Randolph is a very popular first name for males (#366 out of 1220, Top 30%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#669 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Randolph for boys. Randolph reached its highest rank of #197 in the U.S. in 1950-1959. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Randolph and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Randy (#511), Randall (#908), Ransom, Randolph, Randell, Randal and Rand. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Rand, Randal, Randall, Randell, Randolph, Randy, Ransom in U.S.

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