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What does Rudey mean?

Rudey Pronunciation of 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 of Rudolph (Old German): name of the red-nosed reindeer.

ASSOCIATED WITH Ru-, famous, wolf


VARIANTS Rudy, Rudie, Rudi


(male) Radey, ..

(female) Ruda, ..

Rudey Keith (R.K.), ..

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?

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. (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-sounding 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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