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Gender: Male Meaning of Randall: "shield-wolf" Origin of Randall: English Randall's Popularity in 2017: #960

The name Randall is a boy's name of English origin meaning "shield-wolf". Randall is ranked #960 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Names with Animal Meanings and discussed in our forums with posts like "Sibling Spelling Game".

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Medieval name without much of a future.

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Famous People Named Randall

Randall Patrick Munroe, American web comic artist
Randall Cunningham, American NFL football player
Randall Cornell McDaniel, American NFL football player
Randall Ladonald Cobb, American NFL football player
Randall Jerome Gay, Jr., American NFL football player
Randall Jarrell, former U.S. Poet Laureate
Randall Thomas Davidson, 1st Baron Davidson of Lambeth, former Archbishop of Canterbury
Randall Park, Korean-American actor
Dax Randall Shepard, American actor/comedian
Randall "Randy" Zisk, American TV producer
Randall Wallace, American film director and screenwriter
Randall Garrett, American science fiction novelist
Randall C. Garrison, Canadian politician
Randall Almira Terry, American political activist
Randall Stuart "Randy" Newman, American singer-songwriter
Randall David "Randy" Johnson, American baseball player
Randall Darius "Randy" Jackson, American record producer and "American Idol" judge
Steven Randall "Randy" Jackson, American singer of The Jackson Family
Randall Rudy "Randy" Quaid, American actor
Randall Keith "Randy" Orton, American pro wrestler
William Randall "Randy" Piper, American guitarist of metal band W.A.S.P.
Randall Christopher "Randy" Wolf, American baseball player
Randall "Randy' Van Wormer, American singer-songwriter
Randall Gene "Randy" Spelling, American actor, son of producer Aaron Spelling
Randall William "Randy" Rhoads, American metal guitarist of Quiet Riot and Ozzy Osbourne
Randall Wayne "Randy" Rich, American football player
Randall Max "Randy' Ready, American baseball player
Stewart Randall "Randy" Holt, Canadian ice hockey player
Randall John "Randy" Gregg, Canadian ice hockey player
Randall Charles "Randy" Dixon, American football player
William Randall "Randy" DeBarge, American singer of group DeBarge
Randall "Randy" Burridge, Canadian ice hockey player
David Randall "Randy" Blythe, American lead singer of band Lamb of God
Silas Randall Timberlake, son of Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel

Pop Culture References for the name Randall

Randall Flagg, character in Stephen King's The Dark Tower series
Randall Winston, character on TV's "Spin City"
Randall "Mouch" McHolland, character on TV's "Chicago Fire"
Randall Weems, character on animated series "Recess"
Randall Bennett, character in movie "A Mighty Heart"
Randall Boggs, character in the Monsters, Inc. movies
"Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)," British TV series
Randall County, Texas, USA
Randall Pearson, character on TV series "This Is Us"

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FantasyandPrayer Says:


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:


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:


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:


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:


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

AlexxisLynn Says:


It's okay.

wfpackers281 Says:


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

yvonne_virginia Says:


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

headintheclouds Says:


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.