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What does Rankine mean?

Rankine Pronunciation of Rankine [rank-ine] as a boys' name means "little shield; Son of Francis". Rankine is a variant form of Rankin (Old English, Celtic): surname found in Scotland and Ireland.

Associated with: little, shield (defender).


Rankine has 1 variant: Rankinn.

Creative forms:
(male) Raiine, Rainine, ..

(female) Rankie, Rankina, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rankine Kennedy (R.K.), ..

How popular is Rankine?

Rankine is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#39678 out of 150436, Top 26%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Rankine has yet to be listed in the Top 2000 so far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Caine, Carmine, Daine, Erskine, Faine, Gaine, Gawaine, Jamaine, Janne, Jardine, Kaine, Laine, Markaine, Paine, Rabbie, Raice, Rain, Raine, Rainer, Raines, Rains, Ramone, Rance, Randale, Randi, Randie, Randle, Randon, Rane, Range, Ranier, Ranjit, Ransome, Rashane, Ravinn, Rawlins, Rayne, Rayvin, Renke, Renne, Rennie, Rickie, Romaine, Ronnie, Sansone and Zaine. These names tend to be more frequently used than Rankine.

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