Randal is a variant of Randall, a boy’s given name and surname of Old Norse origin. The name ultimately derives from the Old Norse name Rannúlfr, which combines rand (shield rim) with úlfr (wolf) to mean “wolf shield.” The Norman personal names Randulf and Randolf evolved from Rannúlfr, which then became Randolph. Randolph was the source of the surname Randall, which later came into use as a given name. With its long, fascinating history and fearsome meaning, Randal is a name baby can be proud of!
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