A diminutive of the female given name Miranda.
Other Word Forms of Randy
Origin of Randy
1690, from Scottish randy (“boisterous, aggressive"), of uncertain origin. Probably from rand (“to storm, rave", verb), a variant of rant, see rant; or from rand (“edge", noun), in the sense of "edgy, on edge", from Middle English rand (“edge, brink, margin, border"), from Old English rand (“edge, border, margin, rim"). Related to randan.
Possibly from obsolete rand to rant from obsolete Dutch randen, ranten
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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