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What does Rand mean?

Rand Pronunciation of Rand as a boys' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Rand is "shield". The name also developed from an Old English word for a river bank. The name is often used as a short form of Randolph and related names. Also form of Randall.


ASSOCIATED WITH shield (defender), old, river


OTHER FORMS VIA RANDOLPH Randal, Randall, Randell, Randolf, Randy, Ranolf



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How popular is Rand?

Rand is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#3249 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Rand was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its top rank of #736 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not listed at the moment. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Randy (#673 IN 2018), Randall (#997), Randal, Randell, Randolf and Randolph are the popular alternative forms of Rand listed in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Rand was common in the 1950s (ADOPTION OF 1.1%) and is now much diminished, with versions like Randell becoming somewhat dated.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Randolph, Randy in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Aland, Arand, Arnd, Bond, Brand, Chand, Land, Lind, Rab, Rabi, Rad, Radd, Rae, Rafa, Rafe, Raff, Rafi, Rahm, Rai, Rain, Raine, Rains, Raj, Raja, Ralf, Ram, Rama, Rami, Ramond, Ramy, Ranald, Rance, Randel, Randey, Randi, Randie, Randl (see Randall), Randle, Randon, Rane, Range, Ras, Raul, Ravi, Ray, Raye, Rayne, Read, Redd, Reed, Reid, Ren, Rene, Reno, Reyd, Rian, Ring, Roald, Roan, Roane, Rod, Rodd, Roland, Ron, Ronn, Rudd, Rune, Ryan, Ryland and Ryne. These names tend to be more commonly used than Rand.

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