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Rankin

What does Rankin mean?

Rankin Pronunciation of Rankin [rankin] as a boys' name is of Old English and Celtic origin, and the meaning of Rankin is "little shield; Son of Francis". Surname found in Scotland and Ireland.

Associated with: old english, little, shield (defender), surname, scotland, ireland (gaelic).

Variations

Rankin has 2 variants: Rankine and Rankinn.

Creative forms:
(male) Raikin, ..

(female) Rankinna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rankin Ashtyn (R.A.), ..

How popular is Rankin?

Rankin is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#1148 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Rankin has not been listed in the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rankin name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Aikin, Brantin, Cain, Calvin, Carlin, Darrin, Eadin, Ernin, Erskin, Farrin, Galin, Galvin, Gamlin, Garin, Gaylin, Haakin, Hamlin, Hardin, Harkin, Havin, Hawkin, Hopkin, Jachin, Jaelin, Jamin, Jasin, Jenkin, Kaidin, Kalin, Katlin, Kentin, Laikin, Landin, Larin, Larkin, Marwin, Maurin, Parkin, Patin, Rachim, Rahim, Raiden, Rain, Raine, Rajiv, Ramzan, Rand, Randel, Randi, Randie, Randle, Randon, Range, Ranier, Ranjit, Ransom, Rashid, Ravi, Rawson, Raydon, Rayvin, Regin, Renke, Rinji, Ronan, Ronnie, Ronson, Rushkin, Talin, Tallin, Tannin, Tarin, Tavin, Waylin and Yamin. These names tend to be more commonly used than Rankin.

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