Ralph

Ralph - A very unique male name



  Feb 25,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Ralph, meaning wolf-counsel, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #28. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Ralph and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Ralph? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Ralph. The baby boy name Ralph was given to 124 baby boys in 2012, ranking #1067 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 13,234 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Ralph peaked in popularity 103 years ago in 1914 on position 21.



Famous with this name

Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Bellamy
Ralph Riach


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Ralph is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Ralph is currently topping the baby name charts in Ohio at position #575 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #1,641.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Ralph is where you live.


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Ralph origin and meaning

Ralph is a 5 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means wolf-counsel. To see famous people named Ralph, pop culture references for the name Ralph and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Ralph

We've found the following names that sound similar to Ralph, sorted by popularity.

Rolf / Ralphie / Ralphy / Ralf /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121067
2011984
20101017
2009962
2008884
2007893
2006766
2005774
2004713
2003676
2002630
2001628
2000596
1999572
1998587
1997557
1996503
1995503
1994489
1993428
1992453
1991412
1990393
1989344
1988342
1987292
1986292
1985276
1984270
1983252
1982245
1981247
1980229
1979217
1978206
1977190
1976195
1975175
1974173
1973157
1972158
1971149
1970147
1969125
1968127
1967117
1966112
1965103
1964103
196399
196297
196195
196088
195984
195878
195776
195667
195567
195461
195359
195256
195151
195052
194950
194851
194750
194648
194544
194442
194341
194238
194138
194037
193935
193835
193734
193631
193532
193431
193329
193227
193125
193025
192926
192824
192724
192624
192525
192423
192323
192223
192123
192022
191922
191822
191721
191621
191521
191421
191322
191223
191124
191028

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Ohio575
New Jersey624
Wisconsin706
Florida718
Missouri794
Tennessee844
New York918
Washington1019
North Carolina1053
Pennsylvania1130
Michigan1144
California1257
Georgia1339
Texas1641

Even more about Ralph


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Ralph a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Ralph?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1914
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Ralph
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 13,234
Letter count 5
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +124

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