Randolph

Randolph - A very unique male name



  Jan 19,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Randolph, meaning shield-wolf, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #347. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Randolph and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Randolph? 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 Randolph. The baby boy name Randolph was given to 15 baby boys in 2012, ranking #2610 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 109,404 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Randolph peaked in popularity 65 years ago in 1952 on position 152.



Famous with this name

Bill Randolph
J. Randolph Harrison
Randolph Scott


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Randolph is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Randolph is currently topping the baby name charts in Pennsylvania at position #1,289 - and is the least popular in California at position #2,792.

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 Randolph is where you live.


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Randolph origin and meaning

Randolph is a 8 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means shield-wolf. To see famous people named Randolph, pop culture references for the name Randolph and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Randolph

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

Randall / Randal / Randell / Randel / Randle / Rondell / Rondal / Randolf / Rondall / Randol /

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
20122610
20111897
20103115
20092648
20082338
20072077
20061630
20051756
20041772
20031573
20021258
20011221
20001196
19991295
19981151
19971029
19961014
1995845
1994909
1993817
1992752
1991696
1990675
1989630
1988601
1987593
1986564
1985479
1984504
1983461
1982491
1981449
1980477
1979432
1978434
1977401
1976391
1975417
1974403
1973389
1972387
1971391
1970342
1969315
1968309
1967296
1966265
1965265
1964272
1963250
1962248
1961242
1960244
1959244
1958220
1957199
1956179
1955160
1954162
1953161
1952152
1951161
1950162
1949170
1948183
1947205
1946205
1945214
1944228
1943215
1942251
1941282
1940283
1939270
1938296
1937310
1936317
1935310
1934338
1933349
1932342
1931373
1930344
1929398
1928324
1927341
1926344
1925355
1924394
1923351
1922364
1921363
1920336
1919383
1918379
1917348
1916326
1915375
1914358
1913360
1912302
1911303
1910347

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Pennsylvania1289
Florida1772
California2792

Even more about Randolph


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 Randolph 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 Randolph?

2 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
1952
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Randolph
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 109,404
Letter count 8
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +15

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