Infographic of Ralph name meaning, which is “A courageous counselor,” based on the Old Norse rath (counsel) and ulfr (a wolf as the symbol of courage).
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Ralph Name Popularity

How popular is the name Ralph? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 28 1,262 0.3584%
1911 24 1,660 0.4458%
1912 23 3,430 0.6802%
1913 22 3,958 0.6981%
1914 21 5,008 0.7186%
1915 21 6,815 0.7501%
1916 21 7,077 0.7326%
1917 21 7,393 0.739%
1918 22 8,155 0.7599%
1919 22 7,706 0.7359%
1920 22 8,556 0.7695%
1921 23 8,855 0.7733%
1922 23 8,482 0.7613%
1923 23 8,622 0.7698%
1924 23 8,760 0.7544%
1925 25 8,466 0.749%
1926 24 8,451 0.7684%
1927 24 8,426 0.7612%
1928 24 8,100 0.757%
1929 26 7,703 0.7437%
1930 25 7,633 0.7307%
1931 25 6,952 0.7044%
1932 27 6,726 0.6808%
1933 29 6,183 0.6637%
1934 31 6,274 0.649%
1935 32 6,087 0.6264%
1936 31 6,029 0.6259%
1937 34 5,921 0.6009%
1938 35 6,018 0.5879%
1939 35 5,950 0.5849%
1940 37 5,831 0.5486%
1941 38 6,034 0.5361%
1942 38 6,628 0.5249%
1943 40 6,764 0.5181%
1944 42 6,272 0.5061%
1945 44 5,781 0.474%
1946 48 6,585 0.4463%
1947 50 7,384 0.4424%
1948 51 6,908 0.4327%
1949 50 6,746 0.4194%
1950 52 6,401 0.3975%
1951 51 6,526 0.3849%
1952 56 6,474 0.3709%
1953 59 6,513 0.368%
1954 61 6,299 0.3446%
1955 67 5,967 0.3244%
1956 67 6,028 0.3192%
1957 76 5,710 0.2967%
1958 77 5,447 0.2882%
1959 84 5,040 0.2653%
1960 89 4,773 0.2519%
1961 95 4,431 0.2347%
1962 97 4,170 0.2271%
1963 99 3,924 0.2186%
1964 103 3,559 0.2022%
1965 103 3,217 0.1967%
1966 112 2,776 0.1778%
1967 117 2,543 0.1676%
1968 127 2,312 0.154%
1969 125 2,402 0.1559%
1970 147 2,232 0.1403%
1971 149 1,972 0.1312%
1972 158 1,660 0.1219%
1973 157 1,549 0.1195%
1974 173 1,340 0.1031%
1975 175 1,312 0.1021%
1976 195 1,134 0.088%
1977 190 1,215 0.0901%
1978 206 1,038 0.0772%
1979 217 1,047 0.0743%
1980 229 1,015 0.0694%
1981 247 864 0.0588%
1982 245 911 0.061%
1983 252 803 0.0544%
1984 273 729 0.049%
1985 276 721 0.0475%
1986 292 674 0.0447%
1987 291 702 0.046%
1988 342 585 0.0375%
1989 343 628 0.0389%
1990 391 550 0.0332%
1991 411 514 0.0315%
1992 453 443 0.0278%
1993 428 484 0.031%
1994 489 385 0.0251%
1995 504 369 0.0245%
1996 502 373 0.0249%
1997 557 302 0.0204%
1998 585 283 0.0189%
1999 571 301 0.0201%
2000 595 286 0.0187%
2001 626 258 0.0171%
2002 630 268 0.0179%
2003 674 246 0.0162%
2004 712 222 0.0146%
2005 767 208 0.0136%
2006 762 224 0.0143%
2007 882 178 0.0113%
2008 868 189 0.0122%
2009 935 156 0.0104%
2010 977 143 0.0099%
2011 949 150 0.0105%
2012 1,017 125 0.0088%
2013 936 153 0.0107%
2014 1,058 120 0.0082%
2015 1,085 113 0.0078%
2016 1,041 126 0.0087%
2017 1,045 116 0.0083%
2018 912 164 0.0119%
2019 968 146 0.0108%
2020 1,165 111 0.0087%

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Data via SSA.gov.


Names Like Ralph

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What names are variants of Ralph?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Ralph.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Rafe

Wolf counsel

Scandinavian

Raff

Wolf counsel

English

Ralf

Wolf counsel

English

Raoul

A French form of Ralph.

French

Raul

Spanish

Rolf

A short form of Rudolph and Ran dolph; also a variant form of Ralph.

Scandinavian

Rolph

Wolf counsel; famous wolf

German


What names sound like Ralph?

If you like how Ralph sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Ralph.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Rolfe

Famous wolf

German

Rolphe

Famous wolf

German


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2 Comments

  1. Our son is named after his dad and grandfather. So he’s the third!

  2. It’s a family tradition! Our little boy is named after his father and grandfather, making him a Ralph John the third. Ralph is also the name of another family member.


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