Rudolf

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Rudolf

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R is for romantic, hopelessly so

U is for unique, your love of life.

D is for discreet, you can keep a secret.

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

L is for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

F is for fabulous, yes the fabulous you!

Notable Persons Named Rudolf

Rudolf Hess was a Stellvertreter des Führers, Reichsleiter, and Deputy Führer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1933 to 1941. Rudolf was born on April 26th, 1894 in Alexandria. He passed away on August 17th, 1987.

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Rudolf Höss is a military person. His military service ended in 1945.

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Rudolf Steiner was a philosopher. Rudolf was born on February 27th, 1861 in Murakirály, Austria-Hungary. He died on March 30th, 1925.

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Rudolf Nureyev was a ballet dancer and choreographer. He was most active from 1958 to 1992. Rudolf was given the name Rudolf Khametovich Nureyev on March 17th, 1938 in near Irkutsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union. He left this life on January 6th, 1993.

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Rudolf Carl Virchow was a scientist in the fields of medicine and anthropology. Rudolf was born on October 13th, 1821 in Świdwin. He passed away on September 5th, 1902.

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Rudolf Diesel was an engineer, invention, entrepreneurship, inventor, and entrepreneur. Rudolf was given the name Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel on March 18th, 1858 in Paris. He breathed his last breath on September 29th, 1913.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Rudolf

Archduke Rudolf was royalty. He holds the title Crown Prince of Austria; Prince Royal of Hungary and Bohemia. Archduke was born as the child of Franz Joseph I of Austria and Empress Elisabeth of Austria on August 21st, 1858 in Laxenburg. He breathed his last breath on January 30th, 1889.

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Kevin Rudolf is a rock music singing, songwriter, and record producer. He plays Guitar, vocals, keyboards, synthesizers, bass guitar, drums, ukulele, Keyboard instrument, Synthesizer, Drum kit, Gibson Les Paul, Gibson Guitar Corporation, and Vocals. He holds the title Let It Rock". His ongoing career started in 2000. Kevin was born Kevin Rudolf on February 17th, 1983 in New York City.

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She holds the title International Master, Woman Grandmaster, and FIDE titles. Anna was born on November 12th, 1987 in Miskolc, Hungary.

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Germar Rudolf is an author, chemist, holocaust denier, and holocaust denial. Germar was born Germar Rudolf on October 29th, 1964 in Limburg an der Lahn, Hesse.

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Gérard Rudolf is an actor and poet. His most notable accomplishments were from 1992 to present. Gérard was born on April 20th, 1966 in Pretoria, South Africa.

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Richard was born on April 16th, 1923 in Hermsdorf, Saxony. He died on December 13th, 2004.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1882 5 0 5
1887 6 0 6
1892 5 0 5
1896 5 0 5
1898 7 0 7
1902 5 0 5
1903 10 0 10
1904 6 0 6
1905 5 0 5
1906 8 0 8
1907 8 0 8
1908 6 0 6
1909 14 0 14
1910 8 0 8
1911 18 0 18
1912 31 0 31
1913 21 0 21
1914 39 0 39
1915 65 0 65
1916 70 0 70
1917 55 0 55
1918 51 0 51
1919 49 0 49
1920 42 0 42
1921 39 0 39
1922 49 0 49
1923 62 0 62
1924 49 0 49
1925 55 0 55
1926 66 0 66
1927 82 0 82
1928 73 0 73
1929 68 0 68
1930 67 0 67
1931 49 0 49
1932 46 0 46
1933 34 0 34
1934 41 0 41
1935 34 0 34
1936 40 0 40
1937 37 0 37
1938 36 0 36
1939 35 0 35
1940 35 0 35
1941 43 0 43
1942 44 0 44
1943 27 0 27
1944 25 0 25
1945 33 0 33
1946 24 0 24
1947 29 0 29
1948 29 0 29
1949 34 0 34
1950 41 0 41
1951 30 0 30
1952 47 0 47
1953 33 0 33
1954 36 0 36
1955 31 0 31
1956 30 0 30
1957 36 0 36
1958 39 0 39
1959 26 0 26
1960 18 0 18
1961 29 0 29
1962 30 0 30
1963 31 0 31
1964 18 0 18
1965 22 0 22
1966 16 0 16
1967 19 0 19
1968 23 0 23
1969 14 0 14
1970 25 0 25
1971 25 0 25
1972 20 0 20
1973 16 0 16
1974 9 0 9
1975 15 0 15
1976 7 0 7
1977 17 0 17
1978 17 0 17
1979 22 0 22
1980 19 0 19
1981 12 0 12
1982 8 0 8
1983 16 0 16
1984 13 0 13
1985 11 0 11
1986 12 0 12
1987 16 0 16
1988 14 0 14
1989 16 0 16
1990 9 0 9
1991 11 0 11
1992 11 0 11
1993 9 0 9
1994 12 0 12
1995 8 0 8
1996 10 0 10
1997 8 0 8
1998 14 0 14
1999 12 0 12
2000 8 0 8
2002 11 0 11
2003 5 0 5
2004 8 0 8
2005 10 0 10
2006 5 0 5
2007 8 0 8
2008 8 0 8
2009 6 0 6
2010 6 0 6
2013 5 0 5
2016 7 0 7
2017 8 0 8

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Rudolf as a first name

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Popularity of Rudolf as a last name

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Common last names for Rudolf

  • Schmidt
  • Mueller
  • Wolf
  • Schulz
  • Bauer
  • Schwarz
  • Muller
  • Richter
  • Schneider
  • Frank
  • Schaefer

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rudolf U.S.
  White 94.70% 64.26%
  African American 1.20% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.52% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.36% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rudolf

People with the last name Rudolf are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Rudolf

  • How Popular is the name Rudolf? Rudolf is the 5,319th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rudolf was the 21,080th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rudolf have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,902 babies born with the first name Rudolf in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rudolf to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rudolf? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Rudolf first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rudolf is Sunday, April 2nd, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Rudolf born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rudolf was in 1927 with a total of 82 babies.
  • Random Rudolf Factoid: According to the 1933 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rudolf is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 9 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1933.
  • Weird things about the name Rudolf: Your name in reverse order is Flodur. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Dfolru. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rudolf? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,246 people with the last name Rudolf.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rudolf? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Rudolf as their last name since less than 1 person in 238k 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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