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Meaning and Origin

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Wiktionary

From Old Norse rǫnd (“shield”) + úlfr (“wolf”).

  1. A male given name.
  2. A city in Iowa
  3. A city in Kansas
  4. A town in Maine
  5. A hamlet in Manitoba
  6. A city in Massachusetts
  7. A city in Minnesota
  8. A city in Missouri
  9. A city in Nebraska
  10. A town in New Hampshire
  11. A town in New York
  12. A town in Utah
  13. A town in Vermont
  14. A town and a village in Wisconsin

Notable Persons Named Randolph

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name 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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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How popular is the baby name Randolph in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 19 0 19
1881 18 0 18
1882 15 0 15
1883 16 0 16
1884 17 0 17
1885 21 0 21
1886 22 0 22
1887 15 0 15
1888 23 0 23
1889 27 0 27
1890 21 0 21
1891 22 0 22
1892 36 0 36
1893 26 0 26
1894 24 0 24
1895 29 0 29
1896 24 0 24
1897 29 0 29
1898 33 0 33
1899 23 0 23
1900 50 0 50
1901 24 0 24
1902 34 0 34
1903 35 0 35
1904 34 0 34
1905 40 0 40
1906 45 0 45
1907 40 0 40
1908 52 0 52
1909 60 0 60
1910 65 0 65
1911 74 0 74
1912 141 0 141
1913 148 0 148
1914 192 0 192
1915 220 0 220
1916 263 0 263
1917 265 0 265
1918 247 0 247
1919 242 0 242
1920 293 0 293
1921 270 0 270
1922 284 0 284
1923 295 0 295
1924 265 0 265
1925 267 0 267
1926 281 0 281
1927 275 0 275
1928 294 0 294
1929 212 0 212
1930 270 0 270
1931 232 0 232
1932 256 0 256
1933 228 0 228
1934 259 0 259
1935 311 0 311
1936 275 0 275
1937 300 0 300
1938 328 0 328
1939 393 0 393
1940 383 0 383
1941 418 0 418
1942 535 0 535
1943 670 5 665
1944 607 0 607
1945 650 5 645
1946 835 0 835
1947 963 0 963
1948 1,146 5 1,141
1949 1,361 0 1,361
1950 1,556 6 1,550
1951 1,643 5 1,638
1952 1,817 0 1,817
1953 1,721 10 1,711
1954 1,764 0 1,764
1955 1,766 0 1,766
1956 1,637 6 1,631
1957 1,366 5 1,361
1958 1,188 5 1,183
1959 1,080 7 1,073
1960 1,084 6 1,078
1961 1,072 5 1,067
1962 982 0 982
1963 922 6 916
1964 817 0 817
1965 788 8 780
1966 752 5 747
1967 614 0 614
1968 603 0 603
1969 590 0 590
1970 571 0 571
1971 440 5 435
1972 416 0 416
1973 411 8 403
1974 382 0 382
1975 355 0 355
1976 382 0 382
1977 388 0 388
1978 350 5 345
1979 350 0 350
1980 308 0 308
1981 345 0 345
1982 314 0 314
1983 333 0 333
1984 280 0 280
1985 325 0 325
1986 263 5 258
1987 247 0 247
1988 245 0 245
1989 245 0 245
1990 227 0 227
1991 223 0 223
1992 177 0 177
1993 185 0 185
1994 143 0 143
1995 162 0 162
1996 127 0 127
1997 122 0 122
1998 108 0 108
1999 98 0 98
2000 109 0 109
2001 107 0 107
2002 104 0 104
2003 80 0 80
2004 66 0 66
2005 74 0 74
2006 76 0 76
2007 70 0 70
2008 57 0 57
2009 56 0 56
2010 49 0 49
2011 59 0 59
2012 46 0 46
2013 41 0 41
2014 51 0 51
2015 45 0 45
2016 36 0 36
2017 41 0 41

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Popularity of Randolph as a first name

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Popularity of Randolph as a last name

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Common last names for Randolph

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Scott
  • Thomas
  • Jackson
  • Davis
  • Taylor
  • Moore
  • Thompson
  • Wilson
  • Lewis
  • Martin
  • Walker
  • Carter
  • White

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 1,012th 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 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 49,338 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 1923 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Randolph ranks 80th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Virginia. Imagine that, 58 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 1923.
  • Weird things about the name Randolph: Your name in reverse order is Hplodnar. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hraldnpo. 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.

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