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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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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 1944 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Rudy" ranks #52 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Arizona. Imagine that, 33 babies in Arizona have the same name as you in 1944. Across the entire United States a total of 563 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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 rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

U is for unite, you bring people together.

D is for dazzle, the sparkle of you.

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 "Yurd". 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 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 midwest? 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.

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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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Past life for Rudy born Apr 16, 1931

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 Central India approximately on 850. Your profession was map maker, astrologer, and astronomer.

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 task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

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