[ 2 syll. ran-dy, ra-ndy ] The baby boy name Randy is sometimes used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is RAENDiy- †. Randy is used chiefly in the English language, and its origin is Old Greek and Germanic. The name evolved form the pet forms of other names. It has been adopted by English speakers as an independent name, despite the association with the slang 'randy' meaning 'lusty'.
In addition, Randy is a diminutive form of the name Andrew (English, Greek, and Russian) in the English language.
The name Randi (English and Scandinavian) is the female form of Randy. Randdy, Randea, Randee, Randi (English), Randie (English), and Ranndy are variants of Randy. Randey (English variant spelling) is another form of Randy.
Randy is fairly popular as a baby name for boys. The name's popularity rose from the 1930s up to the 1950s; before that, it was of very modest use only. At the peak of its usage in 1956, 0.771% of baby boys were given the name Randy. It ranked at #28 then. The baby name has since suffered a substantial fall in popularity. In 2012, its usage was 0.034% and its ranking #413, but it was nonetheless the 2nd most popular after Andrew, out of all boy names in its group. In 2012, it was used 18 times more than Randy. Randy has mostly been a baby boy name in the past century. In 1965, the name Randy was given to 75 times as many baby boys than girls.
Baby names that sound like Randy include Randdy, Randee, Randi, Randie, Raemond, Rahmet, Raimond, Raimund, Rajmund, Ramit, Ramith, Ramnath, Ramond, Ramonde, Randey, Rando, Ranjeat, Ranjyt, Ranndy, and Rante.
† Pronunciation for Randy: R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"
Details of famous persons named Randy:
Actor Randy Quaid, born 1 October 1950, Houston, Texas.
Country Singer Randy Travis, born Randy Bruce Traywick, 4 May 1959, Marshville, North Carolina.
Music Producer Randy Jackson, born 23 June 1956, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Singer Randy Newman, born 28 November 1943, New Orleans, Louisiana.