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Rudey

What does Rudey mean?

Rudey Pronunciation of Rudey [rudey] as a name for boys is of Old German origin, and the meaning of the name Rudey is "famous wolf". Rudey is a version, with the suffix -ey, of Rudolph (Old German): name of the red-nosed reindeer.

Associated with: famous, wolf.

Variations

Rudey has 3 variants: Rudi, Rudie and Rudy.

Rudey has 1 more related form via Rudolph: Rudolf.

Creative forms:
(male) Radey, Riddey, ..

(female) Ruda, Rudeyna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rudey Charles (R.C.), ..

How popular is Rudey?

Rudey is a rare given name for men. Rudey is a unique last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Rudy (#868 a year ago), Rudolph and Rudolf are the popular varying forms of Rudey (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Rudey was widespread among parents 95 years ago (median #472) and is now much reduced (#1622, down 90%), with versions like Rudy going out of style. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Rudey and related names. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rudolf, Rudolph, Rudy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rudey and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Rudey is pronounced similarly to Roddy, Rodeo, Rowdy and Rudee. Other suggested similar names are Audey, Audley, Bodey, Buddey, Codey, Dudley, Huey, Jodey, Juley, Kodey, Radek, Radley, Radly, Ramey, Randey, Redley, Redly (see Redley), Rey, Rider, Ridley, Ridly (see Ridley), Riley, Rodel, Rodney, Roley, Rorey, Rube, Ruben, Ruby, Rudd, Ruel, Rugby, Rune, Rurek, Rusty, Rutley, Ruy, Ryden, Ryder and Ryley. These names tend to be more frequently used than Rudey.

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