Rudi

First Name
1k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
360
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Rudi

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  • According to a user from Indonesia, the name Rudi is of Unknown origin and means "Gift of god".
  • A user from Montana, United States says the name Rudi is of Unknown origin and means "Great Wolf".
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Notable Persons Named Rudi

Rudi Völler is a soccer player for the Bayer 04 Leverkusen, TSV Hanau, Kickers Offenbach, TSV 1860 München, SV Werder Bremen, A.S. Roma, Olympique de Marseille, Germany national under-21 football team, Germany national football B team, and Germany national football team. Rudi was born on April 13th, 1960 in Hanau.

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Rudi García is a soccer player for the ES Viry-Châtillon, Lille OSC, Stade Malherbe Caen, and FC Martigues. Rudi was born on February 20th, 1964 in Nemours, France.

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Rudi was given the name Alfred Willi Rudi Dutschke on March 7th, 1940 in Schönefeld. He left this life on December 24th, 1979.

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Rudi Bakhtiar is a journalist. Rudi was born on June 21st, 1969 in Fresno, California.

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Rudi Gernreich was a fashion designer and fashion design. His career lasted from 1950 to 1985. Rudi was born on August 8th, 1922 in Vienna. He passed away on April 21st, 1985.

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Rudi Dornbusch was a scientist in the field of economics. Rudi was born on June 8th, 1942 in Krefeld. He breathed his last breath on July 25th, 2002.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Rudi

Joe Rudi is a baseball player. Joe was born on September 7th, 1946 in Modesto, California.

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Petter Rudi is a soccer player for the Molde FK, K.A.A. Gent, A.C. Perugia Calcio, Sheffield Wednesday F.C., K.S.C. Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen, Beerschot AC, FK Austria Wien, and Norway national football team. Petter was born on September 17th, 1973 in Kristiansund.

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Henry was born in 1889. He left this life in 1970.

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Rudi is a soccer player for the Semen Padang F.C. Rudi was born on June 1st, 1987 in Indonesia.

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Donika was born on June 7th, 1982 in Pristina. She passed away on June 7th, 1982.

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Gherasim Rudi was a Prime Minister of Moldova1. He was most active from 1946 to 1958. Gherasim was born on March 4th, 1907 in Sărăţei, Rîbnița District. He breathed his last breath on June 26th, 1982.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1931 7 0 7
1934 6 0 6
1939 5 0 5
1943 8 0 8
1946 6 0 6
1947 8 0 8
1950 11 0 11
1951 7 0 7
1952 5 0 5
1953 7 0 7
1954 5 0 5
1955 7 0 7
1956 16 0 16
1957 5 0 5
1958 7 0 7
1959 10 0 10
1960 18 0 18
1961 10 0 10
1962 8 0 8
1963 12 0 12
1964 15 0 15
1966 15 0 15
1967 11 0 11
1968 11 0 11
1969 9 0 9
1970 5 0 5
1971 8 0 8
1972 7 0 7
1973 9 0 9
1974 11 0 11
1975 9 0 9
1976 9 0 9
1977 12 0 12
1978 19 0 19
1979 15 0 15
1980 15 0 15
1981 14 0 14
1982 15 0 15
1983 9 0 9
1984 12 0 12
1985 24 15 9
1986 41 27 14
1987 32 19 13
1988 33 22 11
1989 30 21 9
1990 33 21 12
1991 28 10 18
1992 30 14 16
1993 38 23 15
1994 31 23 8
1995 27 17 10
1996 25 14 11
1997 31 18 13
1998 11 11 0
1999 16 10 6
2000 14 8 6
2001 19 9 10
2002 11 6 5
2003 15 8 7
2004 28 14 14
2005 19 7 12
2006 21 12 9
2007 16 10 6
2008 17 7 10
2009 16 5 11
2010 5 0 5
2011 10 0 10
2013 11 6 5
2014 5 5 0
2015 19 7 12
2016 14 9 5
2017 15 7 8

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Popularity of Rudi as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rudi U.S.
  White 90.00% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.39% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.67% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rudi

People with the last name Rudi are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Rudi

  • How Popular is the name Rudi? Rudi is the 10,033rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Rudi was the 56,710th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rudi have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,083 babies born with the first name Rudi in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rudi to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rudi? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1931 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Rudi first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rudi is Friday, March 25th, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Rudi born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rudi was in 1986 with a total of 27 babies.
  • Random Rudi Factoid: According to the 1996 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rudi is not a popular baby boy's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 1996.
  • Weird things about the name Rudi: Your name in reverse order is Idur. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Duri. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rudi? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 360 people with the last name Rudi.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rudi? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Rudi as their last name since less than 1 person in 833k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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