Meaning and Origin of Rankin - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Rankin

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Anglo-Saxon : Shield; wolf
  • Old English : Son of the shield
  • Latin : Redeemer

Family name origins & meanings:

  • Scottish and northern Irish : from the medieval personal name Rankin, a diminutive of Ronald or Rand, with the diminutive suffix -kin.