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What does Randolph mean?

Randolph \r(a)-ndol-ph, ran-do-lph\ 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.


Variations

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

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

Randolph has 10 more alternative forms via Randall: Rand, Randale, Randel, Randey, Randie, Randl, Randle, Randon, Rendall and Rendell.


Popularity

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. Census)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Randolph for boys. Randolph reached its top rank of #197 in the U.S. during 1950-1959, but is not ranked currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 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 the previous year), Randel, Randell, Randle, Randy (#511) and Ransom. Adoption of these boy names was at its peak during the years 1950-1959 (usage of 0.4884%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.0646%, down 86.8%), with the versions Randal, Randall, Randell, Randolph and Ransom falling out of style. Randy (#511) is the most contemporarily stylish birth name here. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

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