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What does Rudie mean?

Rudie Pronunciation of Rudie [rudie] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Rudie) is an Old German name, and the meaning of Rudie is "famous wolf". Rudie is a variant form of Rudolph (Old German): name of the red-nosed reindeer.

Associated with: famous, wolf.


Rudie has 3 variants: Rudey, Rudi and Rudy.

2 more related forms via Rudolph: Rolfe and Rudolf.

Creative forms:
(male) Redie, Rydie, ..

(female) Rudel, Rudies, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rudie Klayton (R.K.), ..

How popular is Rudie?

Rudie is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#40622 out of 150436, Top 27%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Rudie (outside Top 2000) are Rudolf, Rudolph and Rudy (#868 a year ago). Other variants, like Rudey, are seldom used. These forms of Rudie reached the peak of their popularity in the 1920s (average #472) and are now significantly less conventional, with versions such as Rudy becoming less trendy. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Rudie is alike in pronunciation to Roddie, Roddy, Rodeo and Rudee. Other recommended names are Addie, Andie, Ardie, Audie, Augie, Bodie, Buddie, Codie, Eddie, Hubie, Jodie, Kodie, Odie, Randie, Remie, Ridge, Rodge, Rodnie, Rube, Rubi, Rubin, Rubio, Rudd, Rudiger, Rune and Rurik. These names tend to be more commonly used than Rudie.

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