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What does Ranolf mean?

Ranolf Pronunciation of Ranolf [ra-nolf] as a boys' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Ranolf is "wolf shield". Ranolf is an alternate spelling of Randolph (Old German): from the same root as Randall.

Associated with: wolf, shield (defender).


6 related forms via Randolph: Randal, Randall, Randell, Randolf, Randy and Ranulfo.

Creative forms:
(male) Renolf, Runolf, ..

(female) Ranild, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ranolf Malakai (R.M.), ..

How popular is Ranolf?

Ranolf is an unusual first name for males. Ranolf is an equally unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Ranolf (not ranked) are Randy (#570 in recent rankings), Randall (#1035), Randolph, Randell, Randal and Randolf. These forms of Ranolf were at the apex of their popularity in the 1950s (adoption of 1%) and are now much less widespread, with forms such as Randolph falling out of fashion. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Randal, Randall, Randell, Randolf, Randolph, Randy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ranolf and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Addolf, Adolf, Bardolf, Botolf, Dolf, Eyolf, Manola, Manolo, Odolf, Radly, Radnor, Rafal, Rafel, Raff, Ragnor, Rainhold, Rainor, Ralf, Ramon, Ramond, Ramone, Ramos, Ranald, Rance, Rancel, Rancell, Rand, Randale, Randel, Randey, Randi, Randie, Randl (see Randall), Randle, Randon, Rane, Ranell, Range, Ranger, Ranier, Ranjit, Rankin, Ransley, Ransly (see Ransley), Ransom, Ransome, Raonull, Raoul, Raul, Ravel, Rawly, Raynald, Raynell, Raynor, Raynord, Reinold, Reno, Reynold, Rodolf, Rodolfo, Rolf, Rolfe, Romolo, Ronal, Ronald, Ronel, Roneld, Ronell, Rudolf, Rudolfo (see Rudolph), Udolf, Wolf and Woolf. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ranolf.

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