Randolph Origin and Meaning

The name Randolph is a boy's name of English origin meaning "shield-wolf".
Randolph is a timeworn classic that had its last hurrah in the 1940s, when Randolph (born George) Scott was starring in westerns, but then was probably done in by its tricky nickname Randy (which, strangely enough, was itself a Top 50 name in the fifties and sixties).

In the UK, the name Randolph has been associated with the Churchill family; in the US, Randall has taken precedence. Trivia note: Randolph S. Parker III is the birth name of Trey Parker, the creator of South Park, whose nickname-name derives from his being the third Randolph in the family.

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Famous People Named Randolph

  • (George) Randolph ScottAmerican actor
  • William Randolph HearstAmerican newspaper magnate
  • Randolph Henry SpencerChurchill, British politician, father of Prime Minister Winston Churchill
  • Randolph Frederick Edward SpencerChurchill, British politician, son of Prime Minister Winston Churchill
  • Randy DeRoy "Randolph" MantoothAmerican actor
  • Randolph Severn "Trey" Parker IIITV producer and writer ("South Park")
  • Randolph LycettEnglish tennis player
  • Randolph T. BlackwellAmerican civil rights activist
  • Randolph StricklandU.S. Congressman from Michigan
  • Randolph FitzGerald "Randy" SamuelCanadian soccer player
  • Randolph Frederick "Randy" PauschAmerican computer scientist and author
  • Shawn Randolph "Randy" HouserAmerican country music singer
  • Randolph Clarke "Randy" HarrisonAmerican actor
  • Randolph William "Randy" CunneyworthCanadian ice hockey player
  • Eric Randolph "Randy" BarnesAmerican Olympic shot putter
  • Randolph Charles "Randy" BachmanCanadian guitarist of Bachman,Turner Overdrive and The Guess Who

Randolph in Pop Culture

  • Randolph "Rand" Thompsoncharacter from movie "Born Free: A New Adventure"
  • Randolph–Macon Collegeschool in Virginia, USA