Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. RAN-dawlf  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From the Old German elements rant meaning "rim (of a shield)" and wolf meaning "wolf". The Normans brought this name to England, where there existed already an Old Norse cognate Randúlfr, which had been introduced by Scandinavian settlers. Randolf became rare after the Middle Ages, though it was revived in the 18th century (usually in the spelling Randolph).

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesRandulf(Germanic) Randel(Medieval English) Randúlfr(Old Norse)


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Name Days

Estonia: October 4


Entry updated December 7, 2022