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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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dudley name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Audley and Dunley. These names tend to be less commonly used than Dudley.