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What does Rudolph mean?

Rudolph \r(u)-dol-ph, rud(o)-lph\ as a boys' name is pronounced ROO-dolf. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Rudolph is "famous wolf". Name of the red-nosed reindeer. Actor Rudolph Valentino; ballet celebrity Nureyev.


Variations

Rudolph has 18 variants: Dolph, Raoul, Rodolfo, Rodolph, Rodolphe, Rolf, Rolfe, Rollo, Rolph, Rolphe, Rudey, Rudi, Rudie, Rudolf, Rudolfo, Rudolpho, Rudolphus and Rudy.

Rudolph has 2 feminine forms: Rudelle and Rudi.


Popularity

Rudolph is a very popular first name for males (#356 out of 1220, Top 29%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#1688 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Rudolph for boys. Rudolph reached its highest rank of #129 in the U.S. during the years 1900-1909, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Rudolph name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rudolph outside U.S.

Prominent variation forms of Rudolph ranked in the Top 1000 are Dolph, Raoul, Rodolfo (#945 in 2014), Rolf, Rollo, Rudolf and Rudy (#866). Adoption of these boy names reached its peak during the years 1950-1959 (usage of 0.2614%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.0236%, down 91%), with the versions Rodolfo, Rudolf, Rudolph and Rudy becoming less in vogue. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Rudolph and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dolph, Raoul, Rodolfo, Rolf, Rollo, Rudolf, Rudolph, Rudy in U.S.

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

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