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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 1 feminine form: Rudelle.


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 (#1483 out of 88799, Top 2%). (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 list at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Rudolph and corresponding names. Prominent variation forms of Rudolph are Dolph, Raoul, Rodolfo (#945 in 2014), Rolf, Rollo, Rudolf and Rudy (#866). Adoption of this boy name reached its peak during 1950-1959 and has become much lower since, with the versions Rodolfo, Rudolf, Rudolph and Rudy becoming less in vogue. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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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