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Rudy

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: American
  • Meaning: Famous wolf
  • #988 All Time
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How popular is the name "Rudy" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1882 5 0 5
1886 7 0 7
1887 6 0 6
1889 5 0 5
1892 8 0 8
1893 9 0 9
1894 6 0 6
1895 5 0 5
1896 7 0 7
1898 5 0 5
1900 13 0 13
1901 7 0 7
1902 10 0 10
1903 11 0 11
1904 10 0 10
1905 6 0 6
1906 19 0 19
1907 9 0 9
1908 14 0 14
1909 22 0 22
1910 26 0 26
1911 36 0 36
1912 47 8 39
1913 72 6 66
1914 67 8 59
1915 113 7 106
1916 110 7 103
1917 112 5 107
1918 108 11 97
1919 97 8 89
1920 118 7 111
1921 109 0 109
1922 146 5 141
1923 174 8 166
1924 219 11 208
1925 215 8 207
1926 376 9 367
1927 368 12 356
1928 331 8 323
1929 399 12 387
1930 444 7 437
1931 432 9 423
1932 429 10 419
1933 402 6 396
1934 477 8 469
1935 438 8 430
1936 398 9 389
1937 350 6 344
1938 490 10 480
1939 434 8 426
1940 436 8 428
1941 465 7 458
1942 476 0 476
1943 564 10 554
1944 563 11 552
1945 511 0 511
1946 637 10 627
1947 768 13 755
1948 711 6 705
1949 727 8 719
1950 621 7 614
1951 663 10 653
1952 650 6 644
1953 639 9 630
1954 684 13 671
1955 675 9 666
1956 737 9 728
1957 776 12 764
1958 741 7 734
1959 797 14 783
1960 835 6 829
1961 790 5 785
1962 690 13 677
1963 714 7 707
1964 608 5 603
1965 599 6 593
1966 551 10 541
1967 576 8 568
1968 526 8 518
1969 540 12 528
1970 490 9 481
1971 466 11 455
1972 481 8 473
1973 469 12 457
1974 452 0 452
1975 477 5 472
1976 509 10 499
1977 555 12 543
1978 561 8 553
1979 552 10 542
1980 506 10 496
1981 520 0 520
1982 542 9 533
1983 510 7 503
1984 503 9 494
1985 531 17 514
1986 583 27 556
1987 576 17 559
1988 606 26 580
1989 618 22 596
1990 622 20 602
1991 581 20 561
1992 616 19 597
1993 533 21 512
1994 535 17 518
1995 506 18 488
1996 480 18 462
1997 484 8 476
1998 410 13 397
1999 415 8 407
2000 388 8 380
2001 415 6 409
2002 407 15 392
2003 393 10 383
2004 422 12 410
2005 384 0 384
2006 387 14 373
2007 330 0 330
2008 397 10 387
2009 330 5 325
2010 316 10 306
2011 315 5 310
2012 295 11 284
2013 275 8 267
2014 258 5 253

Want to know about the populiarty of Rudy? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 47,992 babies born with the name Rudy in the United States. That's more than enough Rudies to occupy the territory of Turks and Caicos Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 44,493 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Rudy" was in 1960 with a total of 829 babies.

According to the 1932 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Rudy" ranks #78 in popularity as a baby boy's name in New Mexico. Imagine that, 17 babies in New Mexico have the same name as you in 1932. Across the entire United States a total of 429 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Rudy popular?

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

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

American

Origin and Meaning of Rudy

The name "Rudy" is of American 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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Rudy Vallee

Rudy Vallee is a singer, actor, bandleader, and entertainer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1924 to 1984. Rudy was born in 1901 as Hubert Prior Vallee in Island Pond, Vermont, U.S.

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Rudy Galindo

Rudy Galindo is a figure skater. Rudy was born in 1969 in San Jose, California.

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Rudy Boesch

Rudy Boesch is a military person. Rudy was born in 1928 in Rochester, New York.

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Alternative Meanings

R is for radiant, it's your personality!

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

D is for delight, a surprise from within.

Y is for young, the years never show!

Your name in reverse order is "Ydur". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Yudr". 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 Rudy born Feb 24, 1922

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 Northern Australia approximately on 1675. Your profession was leader, major, and captain.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main lesson in present - to develop magnanimity and feeling of brotherhood. Try to become less adhered to material property and learn to have only as many, as you may give back.

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