Diminutive of Ralph

Ralphie Origin and Meaning

The name Ralphie is a boy's name meaning "wolf-counsel".

Ralphie is one of those short forms that have been out of style for so long it just might have a chance of coming back in, if you can get past seeing it as a desperate attempt to cute-ify a stodgy old man's name.

Many would associate it with the boy in A Christmas Story, though it doesn't quite qualify as a Christmas baby name.

Ralphie Popularity

Famous People Named Ralphie

  • Ralph O. "Ralphie" MayAmerican comedian
  • Ralph "Ralphie B." BarendseDutch trance DJ

Ralphie in Pop Culture

  • Ralphie Parkermain character in film "A Christmas Story"
  • Ralph "Ralphie" Cifarettocharacter on TV's "The Sopranos"
  • Ralphie Mahonecharacter on Australian soap "Neighbours"
  • Ralphie Tennellicharacter in the Magic School Bus series
  • Ralphie Boynickname for Ralph Kramden on TV's "The Honeymooners"
  • Ralphie the BuffaloUniversity of Colorado mascot