What does Dudley mean?
Dudley [dud-ley] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Dudley is "people's field". Place name. Aristocratic family name in England, used as a given name since the 19th century. The absurd Canadian Mountie Dudley Doright was a staple character in the 1960s "Rocky and Bullwinkle Show". Actor Dudley Moore.
(male) Duddel, Dudle, ..
(female) Dudel, Dudsey, .. Middle name pairings:
Dudley Wilmer (D.W.), ..
How popular is Dudley?
Dudley is a somewhat popular first name for men (#700 out of 1220, Top 57%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#912 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Dudley entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its top position of #332 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Adley, Ardley, Audey, Audley, Buddey, Burley, Culley, Curley, Dailey, Daley, Dawley, Denley, Dooley, Duffey, Dunlea, Dunley, Dunly (see Dunley), Dunnley (see Dunley), Hadley, Hedley, Hurley, Huxley▲, Juley, Radley, Redley, Ridley, Rudey, Rutley, Sulley, Tulley and Wadley. These names tend to be less commonly used than Dudley.See names in meaning and etymology.