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 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).
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).