Rand name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Rand mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Rand

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  1. 2 people from Canada and Jordan agree the name Rand is of Arabic origin and means "A very rare flower grows on a hill near to the beach and it has a very unique beautiful smell".
  2. A user from Jordan says the name Rand is of Arabic origin and means "A rare white flower given to soldiers when they come back from battle".
  3. According to a user from Connecticut, U.S., the name Rand is of German origin and means "shield".
  4. A user from the United Kingdom says the name Rand is of Arabic origin and means "Its bay leaf".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Rand
  1. A border; edge; margin.(Obs. or Prov. Eng)
  2. A long, fleshy piece, as of beef, cut from the flank or leg; a sort of steak.
  3. A thin inner sole for a shoe; also, a leveling slip of leather applied to the sole before attaching the heel.

Etymology: AS. rand rond; akin to D., Dan., Sw., & G. rand, Icel. rönd, and probably to E. rind

noun Rand
Rim; edge; border.
  1. The monetary unit of the Union of South Africa.

Etymology: D

verb Rand
To rant; to storm.

Etymology: See Rant

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A rocky region in the southern Transvaal in northeastern South Africa; contains rich gold deposits and coal and manganese
  2. United States writer (born in Russia) noted for her polemical novels and political conservativism (1905-1982)
  3. The basic unit of money in South Africa; equal to 100 cents

From Afrikaans, from English rand; compare English rand.

  1. (South Africa) The Witwatersrand, a gold-mining geographic area also known as the Reef in the province of Gauteng, South Africa, of which the principal city is Johannesburg.
  2. A surname​.

Rand was also found in the following language(s): Estonian, German, Hunsrik, and Luxembourgish

Notable Persons Named Rand

Notable Persons Named Rand

Rand Paul

Rand was born on January 7th, 1963 in Pittsburgh.

Rand Brooks

Rand Brooks was an actor, producer, and rancher. Rand was born on September 21st, 1918 in St Louis, Missouri, U.S. He passed away on September 1st, 2003.

Rand Beers

Rand Beers is a United States Secretary of Homeland Security, United States Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security, Undersecretary of Homeland Security for National Protection, Programs, and Under Secretary of Homeland Security for National Protection. Rand was born on November 30th, 1942 in Washington, D.C.

Rand Miller

Rand Miller is a co-founder, ceo of cyan worlds, cyan worlds, and ceo ofcyan worlds. Rand was born on January 17th, 1959 in Cheltenham1, Pennsylvania, US.

Rand Ravich

Rand Araskog

Rand Araskog is a businessman. Rand was given the name Rand Vincent Araskog on October 31st, 1931.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Rand

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rand

Daniel "Danny" Rand

Daniel "Danny" Rand is a comics character.

Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand was a writer. Her career lasted from 1934 to 1982. Ayn was given the name Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum on February 2nd, 1905 in Saint Petersburg. She breathed her last breath on March 6th, 1982.

Paul Rand

Paul Rand was a graphic designer, professors in the united states, graphic design, and professor. Paul was given the name Peretz Rosenbaum on August 15th, 1914 in Brooklyn, New York. He passed away on November 26th, 1996.

Andre Rand

Andre was born on March 11th, 1944. Andre is also known as Rushan and Frank.

Sally Rand

Sally Rand was an actress, erotic dance, and burlesque dancer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1925 to 1925. Sally was given the name Helen Gould Beck on April 3rd, 1904 in Hickory County, Missouri, U.S. Sally is also known as Billie Beck, Helen Gould Beck, and Hattie Helen Gould Beck. She passed away on August 31st, 1979.

Josh Rand

Josh Rand is an alternative metal, nu metal, post-grunge, alternative rock, and pop rock musician. He plays Guitar, Bass guitar, Ibanez, and Ibanez RG. He was most active from 1993 to 1993. Josh was born on August 19th, 1974.

  • Mary Rand
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rand U.S.
  White 82.04% 64.26%
  African American 11.84% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.98% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.19% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.86% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.09% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rand

People with the last name Rand are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Rand

  • How Popular is the name Rand? Rand is the 5,389th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rand was the 3,433rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rand have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,989 babies born with the first name Rand in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rand to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rand? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Rand first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rand is Wednesday, April 17th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Rand born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rand was in 1952 with a total of 112 babies.
  • Random Rand Factoid: According to the 1947 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rand is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name in 1947.
  • Weird things about the name Rand: The name spelled backwards is Dnar. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Rdna. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rand? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 10,397 people with the last name Rand.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rand? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Rand as their last name.
  • Rand name meaning

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