Randolf: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Randolf

Randolf

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Origin of the name Randolph:

Derived from the Old Norse Randulfr, a name introduced by the Scandinavians, which is composed from the elements rand, rönd (the edge or rim of a shield) and ulfr (wolf): hence, "shield wolf." The use of the name was further reinforced by the Norman introduction of the Germanic cognate Randolph after the Conquest.

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From the ancient German name "Randwulf" meaning "Wolf Shield." From Randwulf the name evolved into Randolf then carried into the Northern America evolving into "Randolph."

Randolf is therefore somewhere in the middle of Randwulf and Randolph, and can generally be considered as the European form of the North American "Randolph."

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