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Boy Names Starting with Ran-

Ran- baby names and what they mean, with 15 results. Adoption of these boy names was at its peak in the 1950s (ADOPTION OF 1.1%) and is now much less, with names such as Randolph becoming less trendy. Randol (TOP 13%) and Rangel (1%) are conventional Ran- last names.

Ran- names

Ranald - Ransom

Var. of Ronald. Root fr. Old Norse language. "Ruler's counselor." Unusual. Compare Ranald and common last names Rabenold (UPPER 31%), Ringwald (19%), with the -ld suffix. See also Rinaldo.

Rance and variants

Rance, var. Rancell, Rancel
Possibly an occupational name from an .. Rancel and Rancell are more rarefied as baby names among the variations of Rance.


Root fr. Old German language. "Shield." Rand is unconventional as a men's name, appearing regularly (TOP 2%) as a surname. See also Rad.

Randall and variants

Randall1, var. Randy1, Randon, Randle, Randl, Randie1, Randell1, Randey1, Randel, Randale, Randal1, Rand2
Stems fr. Old German element. "Wolf shield." Adoption of Randall, Randale, etc. as children's names in 2016 was down 10.3% compared to a year ago.


Stems fr. Norwegian, Old German. "Fair, wise judge; wolf shield." Cross-gender use. A moderately offbeat boys' name, Randi occurs more often as a surname.

Randolph and variants

Randolph, var. Ranulfo, Ranolf, Randy2, Randolf, Randell2, Randal2, Randall2
Source fr. Old German word. "Wolf shield." Adoption of Randolph, Randell, etc. as children's names in 2016 was 10.3% less than a year ago.

Randy and variants

Randy3, var. Randie2, Randi2, Randey2
Based on English. Short form of Randall and Randolph .. Adoption of Randy and variants as baby names in 2016 was down 14% compared to 2015.

Raniero, Ranieri, Ranell, Rane
Var. of Raynor. Based on Old German language. "Deciding warrior." Ranier (TOP 81%), Raniere (99%) are common last names.

Ranger, var. Range
Source fr. Old French word. "Forest guardian." Rager and Raner are creative variations.

Var. of Rainer. Derivative of Old German. "Deciding warrior." Not in popularity charts. See also Reinier.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ran- names: Rance, Rand, Randal, Randall, Randel

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ran- names: Randell, Randi, Randie, Randle, Randolf

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ran- names: Randolph, Randon, Randy, Ransom

Ranjit, var. Ranjeet
Stems fr. Hindi, Sanskrit words. "Influenced by charm." Ranjit and Ranjeet are unusual as baby names.

Rankin, var. Rankinn, Rankine
Root fr. Old English, Celtic languages. "Little shield; Son of Francis." Unique, with the common androgynous -in ending for Rankin, like Regin.

Derivative of Old English. "Raven ford." Not that common as a baby name, Ransford exists more often as a surname.

Ransley, var. Ransly, Ransleigh
Based on Old English language. "Raven meadow." Ransley, Ransleigh and Ransly are not Top 2000 names.

Ransom and variants

Ransom, var. Ransome
From Old English word. "Warrior's shield." Adoption of Ransome and variants was widespread among parents during 1880-1889 and is less today.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for Ran- names for boys.

1. Ranald - Ransom
Ronald [Ranald], Rance [Rancel, Rancell], Rand, Randall [Randy, Randl, Randon, Randle, Randie, Randey, Randel, Randell, ..], Randi, Randolph [Randy, Ranolf, Randal, Ranulfo, Randolf, Randell, Randall], Randy [Randi, Randie, Randey], Raynor [Rane, Ranell, Raniero, Ranieri], Ranger [Range], Rainer [Ranier], Ranjit [Ranjeet], Rankin [Rankinn, Rankine], Ransford, Ransley [Ransly, Ransleigh], Ransom [Ransome]

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