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Rudolph

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Famous wolf
  • #920 All Time
Girls
Boys

How popular is the name "Rudolph" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 54 0 54
1881 62 0 62
1882 52 0 52
1883 61 0 61
1884 77 0 77
1885 70 0 70
1886 68 0 68
1887 71 0 71
1888 54 0 54
1889 83 0 83
1890 92 0 92
1891 68 0 68
1892 95 0 95
1893 101 0 101
1894 104 0 104
1895 106 0 106
1896 108 0 108
1897 109 0 109
1898 115 0 115
1899 100 0 100
1900 147 0 147
1901 87 0 87
1902 119 0 119
1903 120 0 120
1904 128 0 128
1905 132 0 132
1906 125 0 125
1907 135 0 135
1908 173 0 173
1909 173 0 173
1910 218 0 218
1911 217 0 217
1912 453 0 453
1913 564 0 564
1914 739 7 732
1915 980 6 974
1916 988 0 988
1917 952 6 946
1918 972 10 962
1919 803 0 803
1920 835 5 830
1921 967 7 960
1922 1,144 0 1,144
1923 1,305 0 1,305
1924 1,237 9 1,228
1925 1,255 12 1,243
1926 1,645 7 1,638
1927 1,693 10 1,683
1928 1,325 17 1,308
1929 1,232 10 1,222
1930 1,234 15 1,219
1931 1,113 13 1,100
1932 963 5 958
1933 854 6 848
1934 787 8 779
1935 745 0 745
1936 647 0 647
1937 629 0 629
1938 683 0 683
1939 587 0 587
1940 628 5 623
1941 599 0 599
1942 659 0 659
1943 662 0 662
1944 579 5 574
1945 578 5 573
1946 634 6 628
1947 696 0 696
1948 716 0 716
1949 821 0 821
1950 756 0 756
1951 834 5 829
1952 776 0 776
1953 743 0 743
1954 653 0 653
1955 661 7 654
1956 720 0 720
1957 568 0 568
1958 486 0 486
1959 459 0 459
1960 442 0 442
1961 413 0 413
1962 414 0 414
1963 410 0 410
1964 378 0 378
1965 329 0 329
1966 352 0 352
1967 276 0 276
1968 270 0 270
1969 251 0 251
1970 309 0 309
1971 274 0 274
1972 231 0 231
1973 220 5 215
1974 222 6 216
1975 188 0 188
1976 199 0 199
1977 181 0 181
1978 182 0 182
1979 190 0 190
1980 196 0 196
1981 170 0 170
1982 192 0 192
1983 178 0 178
1984 165 0 165
1985 157 0 157
1986 138 0 138
1987 156 0 156
1988 169 0 169
1989 183 0 183
1990 146 0 146
1991 130 0 130
1992 119 0 119
1993 108 0 108
1994 106 0 106
1995 105 0 105
1996 109 0 109
1997 76 0 76
1998 92 0 92
1999 62 0 62
2000 72 0 72
2001 81 0 81
2002 69 0 69
2003 65 0 65
2004 59 0 59
2005 58 0 58
2006 50 0 50
2007 45 0 45
2008 54 0 54
2009 35 0 35
2010 32 0 32
2011 44 0 44
2012 43 0 43
2013 35 0 35
2014 47 0 47

Want to know about the populiarty of Rudolph? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 53,260 babies born with the name Rudolph in the United States. That's more than enough Rudolphs to occupy the territory of Faroe Islands (Denmark) with an estimated population of 48,285 (as of March 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 54 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Rudolph" was in 1927 with a total of 1,683 babies. (That's a lot of baby Rudolphs)

According to the 1910 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Rudolph" ranks #78 in popularity as a baby boy's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, 10 babies in New Jersey have the same name as you in 1910. Across the entire United States a total of 218 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Rudolph popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Rudolph" mean? The list below shows the origins of Rudolph as well as things modernly associated with the name Rudolph such as celebrities named Rudolph.

English

Origin and Meaning of Rudolph

The name "Rudolph" is of English origin, and it means "Famous wolf". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Rudy Giuliani

Rudy Giuliani is an officeholder. Rudy was born in 1944 as Rudolph William Louis Giuliani in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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Rudolph Valentino

Rudolph Valentino is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1914 to 1926. Rudolph was born in 1895 as Rodolfo Alfonso Raffaello Pierre Filibert Guglielmi di Valentina d'Antonguolla in Castellaneta, Apulia, Italy.

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Rudolph van Veen

Rudolph was born in 1967.

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Alternative Meanings

R is for righteous, you know when you're right.

U is for unbreakable, your spirit is strong.

D is for dignity, no one disputes this trait!

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

L is for luxury, the luxury of your smile.

P is for pastimes, for you have many.

H is for honor, your most valuable possession.

Your name in reverse order is "Hplodur". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ulhrdop". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Rudolph born Jul 13, 1938

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern Africa approximately on 800. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, and cathedrals.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

Name poster for Rudolph

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