Origin of the name RANULF.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name RANULF.
Anglo-Saxon form of old German Randwulf
(q.v.), meaning "shield wolf." Other forms inclue Randolf,
and Randulf. Modern
English Randolph. (Men of Mark in
Maryland, Johnson's Makers of America Series, v.2, 1910)
Ranulf Flambard, aka Ralph Flambard (d. 1128), was a
medieval Norman Bishop of Durham. (Wiki)
... he took them into a room
which was closed and windowless, but in which burned a large, rude
Lapland lamp; and having made Ranulf drink of a certain potion,
he rubbed him over with an ointment, in the smell of which Flaxius
detected certain ingredients which were to him far from being unknown. (Flaxius:
Leaves from the Life of an Immortal, Leland, 1902)