Gender: Male Meaning of Randolph: "shield-wolf" Origin of Randolph: English

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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Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I think this is a cool name. It's uncommon but not unknown, has an interesting meaning, and is very distinctive.