What does Randy mean?
Randy [ran-dy] 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".
Associated with: british (england).
(male) Rady, Rendy, ..
(female) Ranni, Ranta, ..
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 history 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 Baby Names, 2014)
Below is a graphed analysis of the history of Randy and associated names. Randall (#908 from recent data), Randolf, Randolph, Randon, Randle, Randi, Randal, Randel, Randell, Rand and Randie are the popular varying forms of Randy (#511 from recent data). Other forms, like Randale, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Randy reached its highest 64 years ago (average #807) and has become significantly reduced since, with versions such as Randell falling out of fashion.
Recommended names are Andy, Canady, Dandy, Hardy▼, Laddy, Lindy, Lundy, Maddy, Nandy, Paddy, Rad, Radly, Raffy, Ramey, Ramy, Rance, Rane, Range, Ransly (see Ransley), Rawly, Ray▼, Renny, Roddy, Ronny▼, Rowdy, Rudy▼, Sandy▼, Shandy, Tandy and Thandy. These names tend to be less frequently used than Randy.