Randy, Randi

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FOR REAL: Randy, as a man's name, began as a diminutive of Randolph or Randall, but is now more often used on its own. Randolph comes from germanic elements meaning "rim [of a shield]" and "wolf." Randall is a surname based on Randel, a medieval short form of Randolph. In the 20th century, Randi was sometimes used as a girls' name as well, sometimes as a pet form of Miranda. These names have no connection to the English adjective randy, which means "horny," but this may be why the name is much more popular in the USA than England!

diminutives: Rand

related names: Randall, Randolph