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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Boy. Ranked #988 most popular

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What does the name "Rudy" mean?

Rudy (American): Famous wolf

The name "Rudy" is of American origin and it means "Famous wolf". It's a name commonly given to boys. There are 2 other names that are similar to this one.

R is for realist, the way you are.

U is for unbreakable, your spirit is strong.

D is for dream, your beacon ahead.

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

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.

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


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 first appeared 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 1933 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Rudy" is not a popular baby boy's name in Colorado. Imagine that, only 16 babies in Colorado have the same name as you in 1933. Across the entire United States a total of only 402 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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 south east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Rudy

Rudy Giuliani

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


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.


Rudy Galindo

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


Rudy Boesch

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


Past life for Rudy born Nov 4, 1979

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of North of Latin America approximately on 950. Your profession was entertainer, musician, poet, and temple-dancer.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

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

The Theory Behind The Name Game - Finding a good baby name is one of the dilemmas that plague parents who live in a modern setting. Parents do have the right to be conscious about the name.