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Meaning and Origin

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Wiktionary

Old English "wood or clearing of Dudda ( a personal name of unknown meaning)".

  1. A town and borough in the West Midlands, England.
  2. A habitational surname​, notably of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester at the time of Elizabeth I.
  3. A male given name, transferred use of the surname since the nineteenth century.

Notable Persons Named Dudley

Dudley Moore was an actor, comedian, and musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1961 to 2002. Dudley was given the name Dudley Stuart John Moore on April 19th, 1935 in Hammersmith, London, England. He passed away on March 27th, 2002.

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Dudley Do-Right is a fictional character.

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Dudley Sutton is an actor. He was most prominent from 1964 to present. Dudley was born on April 6th, 1933 in Surrey.

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Dudley Walker Morton is a military person. His military service ended in 1943.

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Dudley was born on October 17th, 1989 in London.

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Sir Dudley Pound is a military person. His military service ended in 1943.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Dudley

She has been prominent since 2009. Chanel was given the name Chelsea Chanel Dudley on September 1st, 1988 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Olivia Taylor Dudley is an actress. Olivia was born Olivia Taylor Dudley on November 4th, 1985 in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States.

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Anne was given the name Anne Dudley on March 20th, 1612 in Northampton, England. She passed away on September 16th, 1672.

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Spike Dudley is a wrestler. Spike was born on August 13th, 1970 in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Bob Dudley is a ceo of bp, bp, and ceo ofbp. Bob was given the name Robert Warren Dudley on September 14th, 1955 in Queens, New York, US.

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Anne Dudley is an electronica, synthpop, new wave, pop, film score, and new wave music musician. Anne was given the name Anne Jennifer Beckingham on May 7th, 1956 in Beckenham, Kent, England.

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How popular is the baby name Dudley in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 27 0 27
1881 30 0 30
1882 28 0 28
1883 24 0 24
1884 26 0 26
1885 28 0 28
1886 24 0 24
1887 23 0 23
1888 30 0 30
1889 30 0 30
1890 18 0 18
1891 24 0 24
1892 27 0 27
1893 25 0 25
1894 34 0 34
1895 23 0 23
1896 27 0 27
1897 24 0 24
1898 25 0 25
1899 26 0 26
1900 33 0 33
1901 26 0 26
1902 21 0 21
1903 35 0 35
1904 29 0 29
1905 31 0 31
1906 32 0 32
1907 46 0 46
1908 34 0 34
1909 25 0 25
1910 36 0 36
1911 41 0 41
1912 113 0 113
1913 103 0 103
1914 148 5 143
1915 174 7 167
1916 190 6 184
1917 201 5 196
1918 195 8 187
1919 192 0 192
1920 199 0 199
1921 192 7 185
1922 180 0 180
1923 215 0 215
1924 207 5 202
1925 193 5 188
1926 237 0 237
1927 192 0 192
1928 190 9 181
1929 190 5 185
1930 214 7 207
1931 286 7 279
1932 204 0 204
1933 168 0 168
1934 196 6 190
1935 173 0 173
1936 164 0 164
1937 162 5 157
1938 150 0 150
1939 170 6 164
1940 156 0 156
1941 183 7 176
1942 182 0 182
1943 185 0 185
1944 168 9 159
1945 154 0 154
1946 171 0 171
1947 224 0 224
1948 206 0 206
1949 190 5 185
1950 217 6 211
1951 199 0 199
1952 210 0 210
1953 192 0 192
1954 197 0 197
1955 173 0 173
1956 182 0 182
1957 158 0 158
1958 191 0 191
1959 146 0 146
1960 150 0 150
1961 135 0 135
1962 133 0 133
1963 135 0 135
1964 105 0 105
1965 98 0 98
1966 72 0 72
1967 83 0 83
1968 61 0 61
1969 68 0 68
1970 56 0 56
1971 52 0 52
1972 55 0 55
1973 48 0 48
1974 35 0 35
1975 49 0 49
1976 25 0 25
1977 34 0 34
1978 32 0 32
1979 25 0 25
1980 35 0 35
1981 34 0 34
1982 26 0 26
1983 32 0 32
1984 27 0 27
1985 33 0 33
1986 25 0 25
1987 24 0 24
1988 20 0 20
1989 35 0 35
1990 30 0 30
1991 23 0 23
1992 19 0 19
1993 23 0 23
1994 15 0 15
1995 21 0 21
1996 25 0 25
1997 12 0 12
1998 14 0 14
1999 17 0 17
2000 14 0 14
2001 9 0 9
2002 10 0 10
2003 14 0 14
2004 10 0 10
2005 13 0 13
2006 13 0 13
2007 8 0 8
2008 11 0 11
2009 5 0 5
2010 9 0 9
2011 14 0 14
2012 11 0 11
2013 7 0 7
2014 8 0 8
2015 7 0 7
2016 12 0 12
2017 12 0 12

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Popularity of Dudley as a first name

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Popularity of Dudley as a last name

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Common last names for Dudley

  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Miller
  • Wilson
  • Martin
  • Taylor
  • Lewis
  • Hall
  • Jackson
  • Anderson
  • Thomas
  • Walker
  • Hill

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dudley U.S.
  White 65.96% 64.26%
  African American 27.67% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.52% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.74% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.48% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.62% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dudley

People with the last name Dudley are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Dudley

  • How Popular is the name Dudley? Dudley is the 2,267th most popular name of all time. As a last name Dudley was the 972nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Dudley have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 11,922 babies born with the first name Dudley in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dudley to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dudley? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 27 new born babies.
  • When was Dudley first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dudley is Thursday, January 24th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Dudley born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dudley was in 1931 with a total of 279 babies.
  • Random Dudley Factoid: According to the 1931 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dudley ranks 48th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, 87 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 1931.
  • Weird things about the name Dudley: Your name in reverse order is Yeldud. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yeludd. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dudley? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 35,781 people with the last name Dudley.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dudley? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 12 of them will have Dudley as their last name.

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