What does Rankin mean?
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.
Rankin has 2 variants: Rankine and Rankinn.Creative forms:
(male) Raikin, Ranlin, ..
(female) Ranan, Ranron, .. 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)
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