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Rudy

First Name
49k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Rudy

"Rudy" is a name of American origin, and it means "Famous wolf". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. A diminutive of Rudolph, also used a as formal male given name.

Notable Persons Named Rudy

Rudy Giuliani is a 107th Mayor of New York City, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and United States Associate Attorney General. Rudy was given the name Rudolph William Louis Giuliani on May 28th, 1944 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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Rudy Gobert is a basketball player for the Utah Jazz, →Bakersfield Jam, and Cholet Basket in the National Basketball Association. He was most active from 2010 to present. Rudy was born on June 26th, 1992 in Saint-Quentin, France.

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Rudy Ruettiger is a football player. Rudy was born on August 23rd, 1948 in Joliet, Illinois.

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Rudy Gay is a basketball player for the Sacramento Kings, Memphis Grizzlies, and Toronto Raptors in the National Basketball Association. His ongoing career started in 2006. Rudy was born on August 17th, 1986 in Baltimore.

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Rudy was born on February 4th, 1981 in Miami. Rudy is also known as Causeway Cannibal, Miami Cannibal, and Miami Zombie. They died on May 26th, 2012.

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Rudy was born in 1976 in Jakarta. Rudy is also known as Dr. Conti" and Dr. Conti.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Rudy

Sebastian Rudy is a soccer player for the TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, VfB Stuttgart, VfB Stuttgart II, Germany national youth football team, and Germany national under-21 football team. Sebastian was born on February 28th, 1990 in Villingen-Schwenningen.

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Rajiv Pratap Rudy is a Member of Bihar Legislative Assembly, MoS for Skill Development, Member of Parliament, Member ofBihar Legislative Assembly, Narendra Modi ministry, and List of members of the 16th Lok Sabha. Rajiv was born on March 30th, 1962 in Patna, Bihar, India.

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Rudy is a soccer player for the C.R.D. Libolo, C.F. Os Belenenses, Atlético Clube de Portugal, Cercle Brugge K.S.V., Deportivo de La Coruña, Skoda Xanthi F.C., and Angola national football team. Rudy was born on May 1st, 1989 in Oeiras, Portugal. Rudy is also known as Rudy.

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Tyler Rudy is a soccer player for the D.C. United, Georgetown Hoyas, Pittsburgh Riverhounds U23, New England Revolution, and Rochester Rhinos. Tyler was born on September 29th, 1993 in Olney, Maryland, United States.

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Jack Rudy is a tattoo artist.

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Andrzej Rudy is a soccer player for the Sportfreunde Siegen, Śląsk Wrocław, GKS Katowice, FC Köln, Brøndby IF, VfL Bochum, Lierse S.K., AFC Ajax, K.V.C. Westerlo, FC Viktoria Köln, Borussia Fulda, and Poland national football team. Andrzej was born on October 15th, 1965 in Ścinawa.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1882 5 0 5
1886 7 0 7
1887 6 0 6
1889 5 0 5
1892 8 0 8
1893 9 0 9
1894 6 0 6
1895 5 0 5
1896 7 0 7
1898 5 0 5
1900 13 0 13
1901 7 0 7
1902 10 0 10
1903 11 0 11
1904 10 0 10
1905 6 0 6
1906 19 0 19
1907 9 0 9
1908 14 0 14
1909 22 0 22
1910 26 0 26
1911 36 0 36
1912 47 8 39
1913 72 6 66
1914 67 8 59
1915 112 7 105
1916 110 7 103
1917 113 5 108
1918 108 11 97
1919 97 8 89
1920 118 7 111
1921 109 0 109
1922 146 5 141
1923 174 8 166
1924 218 11 207
1925 216 8 208
1926 376 9 367
1927 368 12 356
1928 331 8 323
1929 398 12 386
1930 444 7 437
1931 432 9 423
1932 429 10 419
1933 402 6 396
1934 477 8 469
1935 438 8 430
1936 398 9 389
1937 350 6 344
1938 490 10 480
1939 434 8 426
1940 436 8 428
1941 465 7 458
1942 476 0 476
1943 564 10 554
1944 563 11 552
1945 511 0 511
1946 637 10 627
1947 768 13 755
1948 711 6 705
1949 727 8 719
1950 620 7 613
1951 667 10 657
1952 648 6 642
1953 639 9 630
1954 684 13 671
1955 676 9 667
1956 737 9 728
1957 776 12 764
1958 742 7 735
1959 797 14 783
1960 836 6 830
1961 788 5 783
1962 691 13 678
1963 714 7 707
1964 608 5 603
1965 599 6 593
1966 551 10 541
1967 576 8 568
1968 525 8 517
1969 540 12 528
1970 490 9 481
1971 466 11 455
1972 481 8 473
1973 469 12 457
1974 452 0 452
1975 477 5 472
1976 510 10 500
1977 556 12 544
1978 561 8 553
1979 552 10 542
1980 506 10 496
1981 520 0 520
1982 542 9 533
1983 511 8 503
1984 502 8 494
1985 531 17 514
1986 583 27 556
1987 576 17 559
1988 606 26 580
1989 618 22 596
1990 622 20 602
1991 582 20 562
1992 616 19 597
1993 535 21 514
1994 536 17 519
1995 508 18 490
1996 481 18 463
1997 487 8 479
1998 410 13 397
1999 417 8 409
2000 388 8 380
2001 416 6 410
2002 408 15 393
2003 394 10 384
2004 423 12 411
2005 385 0 385
2006 387 14 373
2007 332 0 332
2008 398 10 388
2009 330 5 325
2010 318 10 308
2011 315 5 310
2012 295 11 284
2013 277 8 269
2014 260 5 255
2015 268 8 260
2016 274 13 261

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Popularity of Rudy as a first name

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Popularity of Rudy as a last name

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Common last names for Rudy

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rudy U.S.
  White 93.59% 64.26%
  African American 1.37% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.65% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.16% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.32% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.91% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rudy

People with the last name Rudy are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Rudy

  • How Popular is the name Rudy? Rudy is the 1,012th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rudy was the 4,969th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rudy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 48,563 babies born with the first name Rudy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rudy to occupy the territory of Faroe Islands (Denmark) with an estimated population of 48,285 (as of March 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rudy? 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 Rudy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rudy is Saturday, May 21st, 1864.
  • What year had the most people named Rudy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rudy was in 1960 with a total of 830 babies.
  • Random Rudy Factoid: According to the 1929 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rudy ranks 93rd in popularity as a baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, 84 babies in California have the same name as you in 1929.
  • Weird things about the name Rudy: Your name in reverse order is Ydur. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Uydr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rudy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 7,069 people with the last name Rudy.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rudy? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Rudy as their last name.

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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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