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pinWhat does Rudey mean?

Rudey /ru-dey/ 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.


Rudey has 3 variants: Rudi, Rudie and Rudy.

Rudey has 1 more related form via Rudolph: Rudolf.

Kreatif forms: Riddey, Ridey, Riodey. [more]

pinHow 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. Census)

Rudy (#866 a year ago), Rudolph and Rudolf are the popular varying forms of Rudey (not ranked) appearing in the Top 1000. Adoption of these forms of Rudey was widespread among parents during the years 1900-1909 (median #397) and is now much reduced (#955, down 93%), with the versions Rudy, Rudolf and Rudolph becoming less in vogue. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Rudey and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Rudolf, Rudolph, Rudy in U.S.

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

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Rudey is pronounced similarly to Roddie, Roddy, Rodeo, Rowdy and Rudee. Other suggested similar baby names are Audey, Rad, Reade, Redd, Reed, Reide, Reyd, Rod, Rodd and Rudd. These names tend to be more frequently used than Rudey.