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What does Rudi mean?

Rudi Pronunciation of Rudi [ru-di] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Rudi) is pronounced ROO-dee. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Rudi is "famous wolf". Feminine of Rudy, from Rudolf (see Rudolph).

Associated with: wolf.


Rudi has 1 variant: Rudie.

Rudi has 1 masculine form: Rudy.

Creative forms:
(female) Redi, Ridi, ..

(male) Rud, Rudio, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rudi Alisa (R.A.), ..

How popular is Rudi?

Rudi is an uncommon first name for females but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#58849 out of 150436, Top 39%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Rudi for girls. Rudi has not been recorded in the list so far. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rudi name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rudi outside U.S.

Similar Names

Rudi is pronounced similarly to Radha, Reda, Reeda, Reida, Rhoda, Rhodia, Rhodie, Rhody, Rida, Roda, Roddie, Rodi and Rodie. Other suggested similar names are Addi, Adi, Andi, Audi, Cadi, Codi, Didi, Dodi, Eddi, Edi, Hedi, Jodi, Judi, Kadi, Kodi, Nedi, Randi, Rani, Razi, Rei, Remi, Resi, Rezi, Riki, Rivi, Robi, Romi, Rondi, Roni, Roxi, Rubi, Rubia, Rubie, Ruby, Rue, Rui, Rupa, Ruta, Ruth, Ruthi, Ruza and Trudi. These names tend to be more commonly used than Rudi.

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