Meaning and Name Origin
Dudley \d(u)-dley, 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.
Dudley is a somewhat popular first name for men (#700 out of 1220, Top 57%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#740 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Dudley for boys. Dudley reached its top position of #330 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)