What does Rudey mean?
Rudey /ru-dey/ [2 sylls.] 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. Compare surname Rodey.
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. Census)
Rudy (#866 a year ago), Rodolfo (#945), Rudolph, Rudolf, Rolf, Raoul, Dolph and Rollo are the popular varying forms of Rudey (not ranked) appearing in the Top 1000. Adoption of these boy names was at its highest during the years 1950-1959 (usage of 0.2614%) and is now much lower (usage 0.0236%, down 91%), with the versions Rodolfo, Rudy, Rudolf and Rudolph becoming less in vogue. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Rudey and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)