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Gender: male/female
Pronunciation: RAN-dee
Meaning: shield rim; house wolf, protector
Related Names: Miranda, Randal, Randall, Randee, Randey, Randi, Randie, Randilee, Randilynn, Randlyn, Rando, Randolf, Randolph, Randulf

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Rank in 2000s: 302

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Name: randy Origin: Germanic; English,, Meaning (no case): shield rim; house wolf, protector




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ORIGIN AND HISTORY

The boy’s name Randy is derived equally from the names Randolf and Randall, both of which share the Germanic root word “rand.” As a girl’s name, Randy is a variant of Miranda, an English name that means “wonderful.” [1]

POPULARITY

As a boy’s name, Randy has been decreasing in popularity over the past 50 years. It ranked 293rd in popularity in a sample of 2000-2003 Social Security Administration statistics, and it ranked 78th in popularity in a sample of the 1990 U.S. Census.

As a girl’s name, Randy ranked in the top 1000 names only before the year 1966. Randy ranked 1695th in popularity in a sample of the 1990 U.S. Census. [1]

As a boy’s name:

  • 2006: Rank = 310
  • 2005: Rank = 302
  • 2004: Rank = 316
  • 2003: Rank = 318
  • 2002: Rank = 293
  • 2001: Rank = 285
  • 2000: Rank = 278
  • 1999: Rank = 264
  • 1990: Rank = 131
  • 1980: Rank = 87
  • 1970: Rank = 59
  • 1960: Rank = 32
  • 1950: Rank = 80 [1]


As a girl’s name:

  • 1965: Rank = 973
  • 1964: Rank = Greater than 1000
  • 1963: Rank = 981
  • 1962: Rank = 925
  • 1961: Rank = 867
  • 1960: Rank = 835
  • 1959: Rank = 742
  • 1958: Rank = 853
  • 1957: Rank = 815
  • 1956: Rank = 691
  • 1955: Rank = 681
  • 1954: Rank = 659
  • 1953: Rank = 622
  • 1952: Rank = 560
  • 1951: Rank = 562
  • 1950: Rank = 596 [1]

FACTS

  • “Randy” is British slang for “amorous” or “sexually aroused.” [1]
  • Asteroid 3163 Randi was discovered in 1981. It was named in honor of the magician James Randi.
  • Randy is a Swedish punk rock band formed in 1992.

NAMESAKES

  • Randy Taylor – fictional character portrayed by Jonathan Taylor Thomas on the television show Home Improvement
  • Randy Hickey – fictional character on the television sitcom My Name is Earl
  • Randy Mitchell – fictional character on the television show The Wonder Years
  • Randy Pearson – character on the television sitcom That '70s Show
  • Randy Daytona – character from the film Balls of Fury
  • Randy Becker – character from the film Christmas with the Kranks
  • Randy Meeks – character from the films Scream and Scream 2

FAMOUS PERSONS

  • Randall “Randy” Newman (b. 1943) – Academy Award-winning songwriter, composer, arranger, singer, and pianist
  • Randall “Randy” Jackson (b. 1956) – Grammy Award-winning musician and singer best known for his role as a judge on American Idol
  • Steven Randall “Randy” Jackson (b. 1961) – Youngest son in the Jackson family. He joined his older brothers in the Jackson 5 when he was 11 years old.
  • Randolph Frederick “Randy” Brooks – actor on the television soap opera Another World
  • Randall Rudy "Randy" Quaid (b. 1950) – American actor and cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1985-1986
  • Randall Gene "Randy" Spelling (b. 1978) – American actor who portrays Ryan Sanders on Beverly Hills 90210
  • Randy Travis (b. 1959) – American country music singer and winner of five Country Music Association awards, 1986-1988
  • James Randel "Randy" Matson (b. 1945) – American athlete; 1968 Olympic gold medal winner for the shot put
  • Randy Williams (b. 1953) – American athlete; 1972 Olympic gold medal winner for the long jump
  • Eric Randolph "Randy" Barnes (b.1966)– American athlete; 1996 Olympic gold medal winner for the shot put
  • Randy Carlyle (b. 1956) – Hockey player; winner of the 981 James Norris Memorial Trophy
  • Randy White (b. 1953) – American football player elected to the Professional Football Hall of Fame in 1994



NOTES


OTHER RANDY'S

Randy Smith, Randy Johnson, Randy Williams, Randy Jones, Randy Brown, Randy Davis, Randy Miller, Randy Wilson, Randy Moore, Randy Taylor, Randy Aalbers, Randy Aamot, Randy Abalos, Randy Abbott, Randy Aamodt, Randy Aaser, Randy Abelar, Randy Antler, Randy Aadland, Randy Aalbregtse, Randy Aalmo, Randy Aaron, Randy Aaronian, Randy Aaronson, Randy Aase, Randy Aasved, Randy Abad, Randy Abair, Randy Abbas, Randy Abbett, Randy Abbey, Randy Abbonizio, Randy Ahbabi, Randy Asali, Randy Aaberg, Randy Aaker, Randy Aalderks, Randy Aaman, Randy Aanestad, Randy Aarsund, Randy Aaserud, Randy Aasum, Randy Ababseh, Randy Abacherli, Randy Abaire, Randy Abajian, Randy Abaro, Randy Abarr, Randy Abaya, Randy Abbarno, More results

Author: Samantha Bell

Facts about RandyRDF feed
Gender male/female  +
Length 5  +
Meaning shield rim; house wolf, protector  +
Meaningnc shield rim; house wolf, protector  +
Name randy  +
Origin Germanic  +, and English  +
Popularity 2  +
Pronunciation RAN-dee  +
Rank in 2000s 302  +
Related Miranda  +, Randal  +, Randall  +, Randee  +, Randey  +, Randi  +, Randie  +, Randilee  +, Randilynn  +, Randlyn  +, Rando  +, Randolf  +, Randolph  +, and Randulf  +
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