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Gender: Male Meaning of Randall: "shield-wolf" Origin of Randall: English Randall's Popularity in 2018: #997

The name Randall is a boy's name of English origin meaning "shield-wolf". Randall is ranked #997 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Names with Animal Meanings and discussed in our forums with posts like "CAF Elimination Style".

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Medieval name without much of a future.

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Comments

FantasyandPrayer Says:

2018-07-13T16:03:19

How can nameberry have so many examples of people called Randall but say the name has no future? I for one like it 😊

ambgs Says:

2018-06-27T02:28:13

It never seems slimy or a villain to me but I think of Randy Rhoads who at least from what I read was one of the sweetest people ever and that would be the reason I'd name my kid Randall.

SCB Says:

2017-06-17T03:42:50

Honestly I was looking at adoption profiles of waiting children in foster care and there was a 3 year old boy with the name Randy, which I'm pretty sure was short for Randal. I like this name. It is most certainly not slimey or sinister. This is a beautifully underrated boys name.

MonikerWanderer Says:

2017-03-13T13:29:55

How does this name not have a future? It's perfectly fine. I'm surprised it's not in the top 1000, though.

Ziggy2112 Says:

2016-12-24T02:30:28

I wouldn't say it has no future. We might have said the same about Linus five years ago.

AlexxisLynn Says:

2015-12-14T01:34:33

It's okay.

wfpackers281 Says:

2015-09-20T20:38:49

I know an awesome person with this name. He usually goes by Randy. But I really like the name.

yvonne_virginia Says:

2015-06-21T02:34:58

I love this name, as a fn, mn, and surname. Great meaning, too!

headintheclouds Says:

2015-04-23T04:24:28

I actually don't quite like this name- to me it sounds slimy and sinister. Someone named Randall would seem like a villain in a novel, all angles, sharp and stick-thin, plotting his next evil act. I have no idea where I got this impression, and I've met a few Randalls who are perfectly nice men (they've all been grown men), but this image persists in my head and I haven't been able to change it.

All that aside though, I recognize the irrationality of my opinion and objectively, Randall is a perfectly nice name, with a strong meaning (shield wolf is great!) and I think it's an unusual classic rather than a dated name, along the lines of Russell, Linus and Kenneth.