The name Randolph is a boy's name of English origin meaning "shield-wolf". Randolph and discussed in our forums with posts like "How Old?".
From the experts:
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.