Ralphie - boys name

Ralphie name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 94%

Ralphie name meaning:

The name Ralphie is a diminutive form of the name Ralph, which is of Old Norse origin. The name Ralph comes from the Old Norse name Ráðúlfr, which is derived from the elements "ráð" meaning "counsel" and "úlfr" meaning "wolf." Therefore, the name Ralphie can be interpreted as "little counsel" or "little wolf."

Those named Ralphie are often attributed with qualities such as intelligence, wisdom, and leadership. The association with counsel suggests that individuals with this name are excellent advisors and possess a strong sense of judgment. The wolf element adds a touch of fierceness and tenacity, indicating that those named Ralphie may have a determined and resilient nature.

While the name Ralphie may not carry as much historical or cultural significance as some other names, it still holds a certain charm and uniqueness. It can be seen as a playful and endearing choice for a boy, blending the qualities of counsel and wolf into a memorable and distinctive name.


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Overall UK ranking: 266 out of 4789

172 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (477)

Historical popularity of Ralphie

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