This is a masculine given name in the English language. Its modern use as a given name originates from the transferred use of the English–language surname Randall. There are two explanations for the derivation of this surname. One is that it originate from a personal name that is an apocopal form (loss of one or more sounds from the end of a word), or a vernacular form of Randolf; another explanation is that they originate from a diminutive of a mediaeval form of Randolf. In turn the name derives from Old High German name “Randwulf”, composed of two elements “*randaz” (edge, border, margin, rim, shore) and “*-wulfaz” (wolf).