The name Ranulf itself is a scottish variation of the old Norse name Randulfr, a Scandinavian cognate of Randolf, which means "shield-wolf", i.e. "fierce as a wolf and uses a shield"; "rand" being "rim" (of a shield)) and "wulf" being "wolf". Though this name is virtually extinct nowadays, it was a popular name in Germanic medieval culture.

People named Ranulf include:
* Ranulf I de Soules, Norman knight who came to Scotland with David I
* Ranulf I of Aquitaine
* Ranulf II of Aquitaine
* Ranulf II, Count of Alife
* "Rainulf II" or Rainulf Trincanocte, third count of Aversa
* Ranulf Compton, United States Representative from Connecticut (the only modern Ranulf here listed)
* Rainulf Drengot, Norman adventurer and the first count of Aversa
* Ranulf Flambard, Bishop of Durham
* Ranulph de Gernon, 2nd Earl of Chester
* Ranulf de Glanvill, Chief Justiciar of England
* Ranulf Higdon (or Higden), English chronicler and a Benedictine monk
* Ranulf of Wareham, Bishop of Chichester

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  • Ranulf — m Scottish: from an Old Norse personal name, Reginulfr, composed of the elements regin advice, decision (also, the gods) + úlfr wolf. The name was introduced into Scotland by Scandinavian settlers in the early Middle Ages …   First names dictionary

  • Ranulf I. — Ramnulf I. von Poitou, auch Ranulf oder Rainulf genannt, (* um 820; † 15. September 866) war von 839 bis 866 ein Graf von Poitou und von 841 bis 866 Abt von Saint Hilaire de Poitiers aus der Familie der Ramnulfiden. Leben Ramnulf war der Sohn des …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ranulf II. — Ramnulf II. von Poitou, auch Ranulf oder Rainulf genannt, († 3. oder 5. August 890) war ein Graf von Poitou aus der Familie der Ramnulfiden. Er war ein Sohn des Grafen Ramnulf I. und dessen Ehefrau Bilchilde, einer Tochter des Grafen Roricos I.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ranulf II, Count of Alife — Ranulf II (or Rainulf, Italian: Rainolfo d Alife ; died 30 April 1139) was the count of Alife and Caiazzo, and for a contested period, Duke of Apulia. He was a member of the Norman Drengot clan which ruled Aversa and Capua for most of the century …   Wikipedia

  • Ranulf de Blondeville, 6th Earl of Chester — otherwise known as Ranulf III de Meschines (1170 ndash; 1232) was one of the old school of Anglo Norman barons whose loyalty to the Angevin dynasty was consistent but contingent on the receipt of lucrative favours. He was described as almost the… …   Wikipedia

  • Ranulf I de Soules — Ranulf de Soulis (Ranulf I de Soules) was a Norman knight who came to Scotland with David I. Some websites state that he had a daughter, Juliana, who married William de la Haye, the first Hay in Scotland. This would have made Ranulf an ancestor… …   Wikipedia

  • Ranulf Flambard — oder Ralph Flambard (* um 1060 in der Normandie; † 5. September 1128 in Durham) war der wichtigste Minister in der Regierungszeit König Wilhelms II. Rufus, Fürstbischof von Durham, Lordkanzler und Siegelbewahrer von England. Leben Ranulf Flambard …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ranulf II of Aquitaine — Ranulf II (also spelled Rannoux , Rannulf , Ramnulf , and Ranulph ; 850 ndash; 5 August 890) was Count of Poitou from 866 and Duke of Aquitaine from 887. On the death of Charles the Fat in 888, he styled himself King of Aquitaine and did so until …   Wikipedia

  • Ranulf Higden —     Ranulf Higden     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Ranulf Higden     (HYDON, HYGDEN, HIKEDEN.)     Benedictine chronicler; died 1364. He was a west country man, and was professed a monk at the Abbey of St. Werburg, Chester, in 1299. Beyond this… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Ranulf Higden — Ranulf Higdon Ranulf Higdon (également appelé Higden) (né vers 1299 dans l´Ouest de l´Angleterre et décédé vers 1363) est un chroniqueur anglais et un moine bénédictin du monastère de Saint Weburg à Chester où il vécut, selon lui, pendant 64 ans …   Wikipédia en Français

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