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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 variantsRance, var. Rancel, Rancell
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 variantsRandall1, var. Rand2, Randal1, Randale, Randel, Randell1, Randie1, Randey1, Randl, Randle, Randon, Randy1
Stems fr. Old German element. "Wolf shield." Adoption of Randall, Randale, etc. as children's names in 2015 was down 12% 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 variantsRandolph, var. Randal2, Randall2, Randell2, Randolf, Randy2, Ranulfo, Ranolf
Source fr. Old German word. "Wolf shield." Adoption of Randolph, Randell, etc. as children's names in 2015 was 12% less than a year ago.

Randy and variantsRandy3, var. Randey2, Randi2, Randie2
Based on English. Short form of Randall and Randolph .. Adoption of Randy and variants as baby names in 2015 was down 9.5% compared to 2014.

Rane, Ranell, Ranieri, Raniero
Var. of Raynor. Based on Old German language. "Deciding warrior." Ranferi is a slightly prominent birth name.

Ranger, var. Range
Source fr. Old French word. "Forest guardian." Compare surnames Ranier (top 81%), Rangel (1%).

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. Rankine, Rankinn
Root fr. Old English, Celtic languages. "Little shield; Son of Francis." Radkin and Rangan are creative variations.

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

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

Ransom and variantsRansom, 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, Randel, Randey, Randie, Randle, Randon, Randell, ..], Randi, Randolph [Randy, Randal, Ranolf, Randall, Randolf, Ranulfo, Randell], Randy [Randi, Randey, Randie], Raynor [Rane, Ranell, Ranieri, Raniero], Ranger [Range], Rainer [Ranier], Ranjit [Ranjeet], Rankin [Rankine, Rankinn], Ransford, Ransley [Ransly, Ransleigh], Ransom [Ransome]

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