Meaning and name origin
Dudley \d(u)-dley, dud-ley\ as a boy's 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 males (#700 out of 1220, Top 57%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#740 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Dudley for boys. Dudley reached its highest rank of #330 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).