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Popularity
53k
in the U.S.
since 1880

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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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys Born
188054054
188162062
188252052
188361061
188477077
188570070
188668068
188771071
188854054
188983083
189092092
189168068
189295095
18931010101
18941040104
18951060106
18961080108
18971090109
18981150115
18991000100
19001470147
190187087
19021190119
19031200120
19041280128
19051320132
19061250125
19071350135
19081730173
19091730173
19102180218
19112170217
19124530453
19135640564
19147397732
19159806974
19169880988
19179526946
191897210962
19198030803
19208355830
19219677960
19221,14401,144
19231,30501,305
19241,23791,228
19251,255121,243
19261,64571,638
19271,693101,683
19281,325171,308
19291,232101,222
19301,234151,219
19311,113131,100
19329635958
19338546848
19347878779
19357450745
19366470647
19376290629
19386830683
19395870587
19406285623
19415990599
19426590659
19436620662
19445795574
19455785573
19466346628
19476960696
19487160716
19498210821
19507560756
19518345829
19527760776
19537430743
19546530653
19556617654
19567200720
19575680568
19584860486
19594590459
19604420442
19614130413
19624140414
19634100410
19643780378
19653290329
19663520352
19672760276
19682700270
19692510251
19703090309
19712740274
19722310231
19732205215
19742226216
19751880188
19761990199
19771810181
19781820182
19791900190
19801960196
19811700170
19821920192
19831780178
19841650165
19851570157
19861380138
19871560156
19881690169
19891830183
19901460146
19911300130
19921190119
19931080108
19941060106
19951050105
19961090109
199776076
199892092
199962062
200072072
200181081
200269069
200365065
200459059
200558058
200650050
200745045
200854054
200935035
201032032
201144044
201243043
201335035
201447047

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 first appeared 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 1932 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Rudolph" ranks #97 in popularity as a baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, 133 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1932. Across the entire United States a total of 963 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

What does the name "Rudolph" mean?

Rudolph (English): Famous wolf

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

R is for rational, the way you think.

U is for uncanny, the way you know what to do.

D is for dandy, a description of you!

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

L is for love, everlasting.

P is for popular, that you are!

H is for handy, the helpful you.

Your name in reverse order is "Hplodur". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Rpodlhu". 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.

Where is the name Rudolph popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Rudolph in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the midwest? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Rudolph

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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Past life for Rudolph born Dec 17, 1985

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 USA South-Central approximately on 1250. Your profession was chemist, alchemist, and poison manufacturer.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. Ambition - is not everything. True wealth is buried in your soul.

Name poster for Rudolph

Name poster for Rudolph(click to save the high quality version)

Here's something for you to ponder on...

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