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Ralph Meaning


What does Ralph mean?

The name Ralph is of German and English origin.

The meaning of Ralph is "wolf counsel".

Ralph is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 5 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Ra-lph.

The Given Name Ralph

Ralph is a diminutive of Radulf. See Radulf for further details.

The animal name Ralph, has a wonderfully refined quality.

Appealing yet classic, the name is a great blend of character and flair.

Ralph remains a favorite due to its simple and delightful nature.

Ralph falls into the name categories animal, classic.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Ralph 'Cooney' Weiland, and Ralph Ashley.

Ralph Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 951 in baby name popularity for boys with 217 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 1,073 in baby name popularity for boys with 184 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

The trend's your friend. See how Ralph has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Ralph Name Popularity Page.

Ralph Related Names

Ralph is a diminutive of Radulf.

Variants of the name Ralph include Rafe, Ralf, Raoul.

The names Radulf, Ralphina, Rashad, Rashid, Raul are all forms of Ralph.

Ralph has the diminutive (nickname) Ralphie.

Famous Ralphs

  • Ralph ~ Saint
  • Ralph 'Cooney' Weiland ~ Ice Hockey Player
  • Ralph Ashley ~ Saint
  • Ralph Bunche ~ Nobel Prize for Peace 1950
  • Ralph Corby ~ Saint
  • Ralph Crockett ~ Saint
  • Ralph Fiennes ~ Actor
  • Ralph Grimston ~ Saint
  • Ralph Kiner ~ Baseball Player
  • Ralph M. Steinman ~ Nobel Prize for Medicine 2011
  • Ralph Macchio ~ Actor
  • Ralph Milner ~ Saint
  • Ralph Nickleby ~ Nicholas Nickleby character
  • Ralph Richardson ~ Actor
  • Ralph Sherwin ~ Saint
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams ~ Musician
  • Ralph Waite ~ Actor
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson ~ Writer

Ralph Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Ralph.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

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Ralph Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Ralph in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Ralph.

Just for fun, see the name Ralph in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Ralph in Nautical Flags page.