July 29, 2014 § Leave a comment
Variant form of “Randall” or “Randolf”, an old Anglo-Saxon word for “shield-wolf”. Either that, or a place name for “fair valley.” You takes your pick, I guess.
VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Rand, Randal, Randall, Randolf, Randy, etc.
REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Randolph Miller, the title character’s scamp of a younger brother in Daisy Miller by Henry James (1879).