Randolph 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 Randolph mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Randolph

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Florida, U.S., the name Randolph means "Wolf Shield".
  2. A submission from Georgia, U.S. says the name Randolph means "A shield that protects the sheep from the wolves".
  3. A user from Iowa, U.S. says the name Randolph is of American origin and means "Wolf".
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From Old Norse rǫnd (“shield”) + úlfr (“wolf”).

  1. A male given name from the Germanic languages.
  2. A surname​.
  3. A city in Iowa
  4. A city in Kansas
  5. A town in Maine
  6. A hamlet in Manitoba
  7. A city in Massachusetts
  8. A city in Minnesota
  9. A city in Missouri
  10. A city in Nebraska
  11. A town in New Hampshire
  12. A township in New Jersey.
  13. A town in New York
  14. A town, the county seat of Rich County, Utah.
  15. A town in Vermont
  16. A town and village in Wisconsin

Notable Persons Named Randolph

Notable Persons Named Randolph

Trey Parker

Trey Parker is an actor, animator, writer, producer, director, singer, songwriter', film producer, film director, and singing. He has been prominent since 1989. Trey was given the name Randolph Severn Parker III on October 19th, 1969 in Conifer, Colorado, U.S.

Pete Best

Pete Best is a rock music, rock, and roll musician. He has been prominent since 1959. Pete was given the name Randolph Peter Scanland on November 24th, 1941 in Chennai.

Randolph Scott

Randolph Scott was an actor. His career lasted from 1928 to 1962. Randolph was given the name George Randolph Scott on January 23rd, 1898 in Orange County, Virginia, U.S. He died on March 2nd, 1987.

Randolph Churchill

Randolph Churchill was a Member of Parliament and for Preston. His career lasted from 1940 to 1945. Randolph was born on May 28th, 1911 in London, England, UK. He left this life on June 6th, 1968.

Randy Pausch

Randy Pausch was a in the fields of computer science and human–computer interaction. Randy was given the name Randolph Frederick Pausch on October 23rd, 1960 in Baltimore. Randy is also known as Pausch and Randolph Frederick. He breathed his last breath on July 25th, 2008.

Ornette Coleman

Ornette Coleman was an avant-garde jazz, free jazz, jazz fusion, and free funk musician. He plays Alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, violin, and trumpet. His career lasted from 1958 to 2015. Ornette was given the name Randolph Denard Ornette Coleman on March 9th, 1930 in Fort Worth, Texas. He passed away on June 11th, 2015.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Randolph

Notable Persons With the Last Name Randolph

Zach Randolph

Zach Randolph is a basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies, Portland Trail Blazers, New York Knicks, and Los Angeles Clippers in the National Basketball Association. His most notable accomplishments were from 2001 to present. Zach was born on July 16th, 1981 in Marion, Indiana.

A. Philip Randolph

A. was given the name Asa Philip Randolph on April 15th, 1889 in Crescent City, Florida. He passed away on May 16th, 1979.

Martha Randolph

Martha Randolph was a First Lady of the United States. Martha was born on September 27th, 1772 in Monticello. She breathed her last breath on October 10th, 1836.

Darren Randolph

Darren Randolph is a soccer player for the West Ham United F.C., Charlton Athletic F.C., Welling United F.C., Accrington Stanley F.C., Gillingham F.C., Bury F.C., Hereford United F.C., Motherwell F.C., Birmingham City F.C., Republic of Ireland national under-21 football team, and Republic of Ireland n. Darren was born on May 12th, 1987 in Bray, Ireland.

Anthony Randolph

Anthony Randolph is a basketball player for the Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks, Minnesota Timberwolves, Denver Nuggets, and PBC Lokomotiv-Kuban in the VTB United League and Euroleague. He was most prominent from 2008 to present. Anthony was born on July 15th, 1989 in Würzburg.

John Randolph

John Randolph was an actor. He was most prominent from 1938 to 2003. John was given the name Emanuel Hirsch Cohen on June 1st, 1915 in New York City, New York, U.S. He passed away on February 24th, 2004.

  • Edmund Jennings Randolph
    2nd United States Secretary of State
  • Joyce Randolph
  • Peyton Randolph
    Speaker of the Virginia House of Burgesses
  • Thomas Jefferson Randolph
  • Grace Randolph
  • Lillian Randolph
  • Boots Randolph
  • Willie Randolph
    Baseball Player
  • Paschal Beverly Randolph
  • Jennings Randolph
  • Jane Randolph
  • Jr. Thomas Mann Randolph
    Governor of Virginia
  • Shavlik Randolph
    Basketball Player
  • George Randolph
    3rd Confederate States Secretary of War

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Randolph U.S.
  White 55.87% 64.26%
  African American 37.71% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.47% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.70% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.88% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.37% 16.26%

Of Last Name Randolph

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

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Fun Facts about the name Randolph

  • What name lists does Randolph rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Randolph? Randolph is the 1,038th most popular name of all time. As a last name Randolph was the 840th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Randolph have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 49,408 babies born with the first name Randolph in the United States. That's more than enough people named Randolph to occupy the territory of Faroe Islands (Denmark) with an estimated population of 48,285 (as of March 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Randolph? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 19 new born babies.
  • When was Randolph first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Randolph is Monday, October 12th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Randolph born? The highest recorded use of the first name Randolph was in 1952 with a total of 1,817 babies. That's a lot of babies named Randolph!
  • Random Randolph Factoid: According to the 1925 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Randolph ranks 104th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Virginia. Imagine that, 41 babies in Virginia have the same name in 1925.
  • Weird things about the name Randolph: The name spelled backwards is Hplodnar. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Hrlnopda. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Randolph? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 41,129 people with the last name Randolph.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Randolph? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 14 of them will have Randolph as their last name.
  • Randolph name meaning

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