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.
VARIANTS Rankine, RankinnCREATIVE 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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