What does Randy mean?
Randy /ran-dy/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name (also used less commonly as girls' name Randy) is pronounced RAN-dee. It is of English origin. Short form of Randall and Randolph. In British slang, "randy" means "amorous".
How popular is Randy?
Randy is a very popular first name for men (#78 out of 1220, Top 6%) and a slightly less popular last name for all people (#83965 out of 150436, Top 56%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Randy for boys. Randy entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its highest position of #33 in the U.S. in the 1950s, and is at #511 presently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Randy and associated names. Randall (#908 last year), Randolph, Randle, Randel, Randal, Rand and Randell are the popular varying forms of Randy (#511 last year). Forms like Rendell are uncommon. Adoption of these boy names reached its highest during the years 1950-1959 (usage of 0.5495%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 0.0726%, ▼86.8%), with the versions Randall, Randell, Randolph and Randal becoming less fashionable. Randy (#511) is the most chic boy name among these. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)