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Rudy

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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 622 7 615
1951 664 10 654
1952 648 6 642
1953 640 9 631
1954 684 13 671
1955 675 9 666
1956 737 9 728
1957 776 12 764
1958 742 7 735
1959 797 14 783
1960 836 6 830
1961 789 5 784
1962 690 13 677
1963 714 7 707
1964 608 5 603
1965 599 6 593
1966 551 10 541
1967 576 8 568
1968 526 8 518
1969 541 12 529
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 534 21 513
1994 536 17 519
1995 507 18 489
1996 481 18 463
1997 485 8 477
1998 410 13 397
1999 416 8 408
2000 388 8 380
2001 416 6 410
2002 408 15 393
2003 393 10 383
2004 422 12 410
2005 384 0 384
2006 387 14 373
2007 331 0 331
2008 397 10 387
2009 330 5 325
2010 317 10 307
2011 315 5 310
2012 295 11 284
2013 275 8 267
2014 259 5 254
2015 263 8 255

Fun Facts about the name Rudy

  • How many people with the first name Rudy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 48,271 babies born with the first name Rudy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rudy to occupy the territory of Turks and Caicos Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 44,493 (as of July 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 1948 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rudy ranks 43rd in popularity as a baby boy's name in New Mexico. Imagine that, 54 babies in New Mexico have the same name as you in 1948.
  • 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 Udry. 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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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

  • Martinez
  • Garcia
  • Rodriguez
  • Gonzales
  • Hernandez
  • Sanchez
  • Miller
  • Ramirez
  • Flores
  • Smith
  • Romero
  • Gonzalez
  • Johnson
  • Gutierrez
  • Moreno

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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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Rudy" mean? The list below shows the origins of Rudy as well as things modernly associated with the name Rudy such as celebrities named Rudy.

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Origin and Meaning of Rudy

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

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

Notable Persons With the Name Rudy

Rudy Giuliani

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

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

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

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Rudy Gay

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 Eugene

Rudy Eugene was a leading person. 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 Kurniawan

Rudy Kurniawan is an influential human. Rudy was born in 1976 in Jakarta. Rudy is also known as Dr. Conti" and Dr. Conti.

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  • Rudy Tomjanovich
    (basketball player)
  • Rudy Vallée
    (musician)
  • Rudy Gestede
    (soccer player)
  • Rudy Sarzo
    (musician)
  • Rudy Ruiz
    (entrepreneurship)
  • Rudy Ray Moore
    (actor)
  • Rudy Wade
    (influential human)
  • Rudy Rucker
    (author)
  • Rudy Giuliani
    (influential individual)
  • Rudy Marcus
    (scientist)
  • Rudy Galindo
    (figure skater)
  • Rudy Charles
    (wrestler)
  • Rudy Boschwitz
    (senator)
  • Jamaaladeen Tacuma
    (musician)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rudy

Sebastian 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

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

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

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

Jack Rudy is a tattoo artist.

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Andrzej Rudy

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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What does the name Rudy mean?

Ris for rational, the way you think.

Uis for uncanny, the way you know what to do.

Dis for diamond, the brilliance you shine.

Yis for yes, always open to new possibilities

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