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150
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Randy

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1915 6 0 6
1916 6 0 6
1918 7 0 7
1919 6 0 6
1920 7 0 7
1922 8 0 8
1923 13 6 7
1924 10 5 5
1925 7 0 7
1926 18 5 13
1927 19 7 12
1928 9 0 9
1929 12 0 12
1930 21 0 21
1931 14 0 14
1932 18 0 18
1933 19 0 19
1934 33 0 33
1935 48 0 48
1936 66 6 60
1937 81 0 81
1938 108 7 101
1939 142 5 137
1940 188 7 181
1941 215 8 207
1942 413 34 379
1943 634 49 585
1944 843 38 805
1945 1,156 50 1,106
1946 1,746 109 1,637
1947 2,621 120 2,501
1948 3,305 163 3,142 #99 boy name
1949 3,785 163 3,622 #92 boy name
1950 4,558 200 4,358 #80 boy name
1951 6,262 227 6,035 #56 boy name
1952 8,898 240 8,658 #41 boy name
1953 10,861 204 10,657 #35 boy name
1954 12,821 196 12,625 #33 boy name
1955 15,142 190 14,952 #30 boy name
1956 16,735 195 16,540 #28 boy name
1957 16,612 155 16,457 #31 boy name
1958 15,319 144 15,175 #32 boy name
1959 15,215 188 15,027 #31 boy name
1960 14,370 153 14,217 #32 boy name
1961 12,733 151 12,582 #33 boy name
1962 11,985 132 11,853 #35 boy name
1963 10,654 118 10,536 #37 boy name
1964 10,402 106 10,296 #38 boy name
1965 8,979 114 8,865 #42 boy name
1966 7,850 87 7,763 #45 boy name
1967 6,881 87 6,794 #49 boy name
1968 5,772 57 5,715 #54 boy name
1969 5,335 67 5,268 #55 boy name
1970 5,098 58 5,040 #59 boy name
1971 4,416 67 4,349 #67 boy name
1972 3,784 47 3,737 #70 boy name
1973 3,394 47 3,347 #79 boy name
1974 3,389 41 3,348 #79 boy name
1975 3,422 39 3,383 #78 boy name
1976 3,373 55 3,318 #79 boy name
1977 3,444 45 3,399 #86 boy name
1978 3,267 50 3,217 #86 boy name
1979 3,457 41 3,416 #86 boy name
1980 3,440 52 3,388 #87 boy name
1981 3,378 38 3,340 #92 boy name
1982 3,274 42 3,232 #94 boy name
1983 2,965 46 2,919 #96 boy name
1984 2,952 46 2,906 #100 boy name
1985 2,939 57 2,882
1986 2,772 43 2,729
1987 2,825 36 2,789
1988 2,754 36 2,718
1989 2,630 26 2,604
1990 2,499 26 2,473
1991 2,184 24 2,160
1992 2,032 25 2,007
1993 1,725 23 1,702
1994 1,666 21 1,645
1995 1,527 19 1,508
1996 1,525 15 1,510
1997 1,376 14 1,362
1998 1,282 7 1,275
1999 1,151 12 1,139
2000 1,146 10 1,136
2001 1,067 14 1,053
2002 1,025 8 1,017
2003 943 8 935
2004 983 6 977
2005 1,088 6 1,082
2006 1,057 7 1,050
2007 1,009 6 1,003
2008 1,109 8 1,101
2009 1,000 7 993
2010 886 5 881
2011 841 0 841
2012 694 0 694
2013 639 0 639
2014 544 0 544
2015 495 6 489

Fun Facts about the name Randy

  • How many people with the first name Randy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 331,434 babies born with the first name Randy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Randy to occupy the country of Iceland with an estimated population of 320,060 (as of April 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Randy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Randy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Randy is Thursday, June 20th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Randy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Randy was in 1956 with a total of 16,540 babies. That's a lot of babies named Randy!
  • Random Randy Factoid: According to the 1989 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Randy ranks 92nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, 90 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 1989.
  • Weird things about the name Randy: Your name in reverse order is Ydnar. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Dryna. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Randy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 150 people with the last name Randy.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Randy? Randy is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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Popularity of Randy as a first name

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Popularity of Randy as a last name

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Common last names for Randy

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Davis
  • Williams
  • Miller
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Wilson
  • Taylor
  • Thompson
  • Moore
  • Martin
  • Walker
  • Anderson
  • White
  • Scott

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Randy U.S.
  White 72.00% 64.26%
  African American 18.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.67% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Randy

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

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Randy" mean? The list below shows the origins of Randy as well as things modernly associated with the name Randy such as celebrities named Randy.

English

Origin and Meaning of Randy

The name "Randy" is of English origin, and it means "Diminutive form of Randall or Miranda". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Feeling great sexual desire
  1. A diminutive of Randall and Randolph, used as a male given name in the US.
  2. A diminutive of the female given name Miranda.

Notable Persons With the Name Randy

Randy Orton

Randy Orton is a wrestler. Randy was born on April 1st, 1980 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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Randy Savage

Randy Savage was a wrestler. Randy was born on November 15th, 1952 in Columbus, Ohio, U.S. He left this life on May 20th, 2011.

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Randy Moss

Randy Moss is a football player. Randy was born on February 13th, 1977 in Rand, West Virginia.

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Randy Couture

Randy Couture is a martial artist. Randy was born on June 22nd, 1963 in Everett, Washington.

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Randy Quaid

Randy Quaid is an actor and producer. He was most active from 1971 to present. Randy was born on October 1st, 1950 in Houston, Texas, United States.

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Randy Rhoads

Randy Rhoads was a heavy metal music, hard rock, and neoclassical metal musician, songwriter, producer, music teacher, and music education. He plays Guitar, Jackson Randy Rhoads, Karl Sandoval, and Gibson Les Paul Custom. His career lasted from 1972 to 1982. Randy was born on December 6th, 1956 in Santa Monica, California, United States. He breathed his last breath on March 19th, 1982.

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  • Randy Newman
    (musician)
  • Randy Travis
    (musician)
  • Randy Jackson
    (musician)
  • Randy Johnson
    (baseball player)
  • Randy Shughart
    (military person)
  • Randy Pausch
    (notable person)
  • Randy Bachman
    (musician)
  • Randolph Mantooth
    (actor)
  • Randy Harrison
    (actor)
  • Stretch
    (rapping)
  • Randy Crawford
    (singing)
  • Randy and Jason Sklar
    (actors)
  • Randy Foye
    (basketball player)
  • Randy Carlyle
    (ice hockey player)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Randy

Randy

Randy is a soccer player for the Aris Limassol F.C., UD Las Palmas, UD Las Palmas Atlético, CD Mirandés, AD Ceuta FC, Moghreb Tétouan, Fokikos A.C., Iraklis Psachna F.C., and Equatorial Guinea national football team. Randy was born on June 2nd, 1987 in Las Palmas, Spain. Randy is also known as Randy.

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What does the name Randy mean?

Ris for resourceful, in any challenge that comes your way

Ais for able, for you surely are.

Nis for notable, distinguished are your feats

Dis for diamond, the brilliance you shine.

Yis for yes, always open to new possibilities

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