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Randy is a unisex baby name that became a standalone option in the last 150 years. It was first a nickname for Randall or Miranda. Though not on the top 100 list as it once was, Randy is now a top 900 option.

Meaning of the name Randy:

Latin: admirable
English: shield wolf

Origin of the name Randy:

Randy became a standalone option in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It began as a nickname for Randall or Miranda. Randall was originally a surname in England that came from the ancient Medieval option, Randel. Shakespeare created the name Miranda for “The Tempest.” He got it from the Latin word “mirandus.”

Symbolism of the name Randy:

Randy would mean “shield wolf” for boys. Randall has the same meaning. For girls, Randy means “admirable” because it comes from the Latin word “mirandus.” “Mirandus” translates to “admirable” or “wonderful.”

Baby name Randy

Style of the name Randy:

Traditional

Gender of the name Randy:

Randy is a unisex and informal baby name.

Pronunciation of the name Randy:

RAN-dee

Number of syllables in the name Randy:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Randy:

Randy feels informal and simple. It is a wholesome and natural name option.

Alternative spellings for the name Randy:

  • Randie
  • Randee
  • Randi
  • Randeigh
  • Randey

Nicknames for the name Randy:

  • Rand
  • Ray 
  • Dee
  • Dee Dee
  • Didi
  • Andy
  • Andi

Popularity of the name Randy:

Randy became a top 1,000 baby name in America in 1935 at rank 921. It became a top 100 option in 1948, coming in at number 99, lasting on this list until 1983. It ranked highest in 1956 at number 28. As of 2020, Randy is number 862 in America.

Related names for the name Randy:

Great middle names for Randy and their meanings:

  • Lindsay (a lake, from a place of linden trees)
  • Corinne (girl, maiden)
  • Marian (the precious one, unique)
  • Sarah (princess)
  • Sean (God is gracious)
  • Justin (just, fair)
  • Steven (crown, wreath)
  • Brendan (prince, king)

Famous people with the name Randy:

  • Randy Travis (country music singer)
  • Randy Johnston (jazz guitarist)
  • Randy Schekman (biologist)
  • Randy Savage (pro wrestler, Macho Man)
  • Randy Foye (NBA player)
  • Randy Owen (singer from Alabama)
  • Randy Kamp (politician in Canada)
  • Randy Weston (pianist)
  • Randy Frederick (actor, “The Dukes of Hazzard”)

Randys in popular culture:

  • Randy Cunningham (character from “Randy Cunningham: Ninth Grade Ninja”)
  • Randy Parker (character from “A Christmas Story”)
  • Randy Disher (character from “Monk”)
  • Randy Meeks (character from “Scream”)
  • Randy Marsh (character from “South Park”)
  • Randy Taylor (character from “Home Improvement”)
  • Randy Hickey (character from “My Name is Earl”)
  • Randy Jensen (character from “The Pickup Artist”)