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pinWhat does Rudy mean?

Rudy /rudy/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is pronounced ROO-dee. Short form of Rudolph and other Rud- names. Singer Rudy Vallee; fashion designer Rudi Gernreich; New York City mayor Rudy Giulani.


Rudy has 3 variants: Rudee, Rudelle and Rudi.

Rudy has 16 more related forms via Rudi, Rudolph: Dolph, Raoul, Rodolfo, Rodolph, Rodolphe, Rolf, Rolfe, Rollo, Rolph, Rolphe, Rudey, Rudie, Rudolf, Rudolfo, Rudolpho and Rudolphus.

Rudy has 1 feminine form: Rudi.

Kreatif forms: Raddy, Riddy. [more]

pinHow popular is Rudy?

Rudy is a very prominent first name for males (#359 out of 1220, Top 29%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#4473 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Rudy for boys. Rudy entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its highest rank of #281 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, and is at #866 presently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Rudy and affiliated names. Dolph, Raoul, Rodolfo (#945 the previous year), Rolf, Rollo, Rudolf and Rudolph are the prominent varying forms of Rudy (#866 the previous year). Variants like Rudolpho are seldom used. These boy names were at the peak of their popularity during the years 1950-1959 (usage of 0.2614%) and are now much less widespread (usage 0.0236%, down 91%), with the versions Rodolfo, Rudolf, Rudolph and Rudy becoming less fashionable. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

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

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Rollo, Rudolf, Rudolph in U.S.

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

pinSimilar Names

Rudy is pronounced similarly to Roddy and Rowdy. Other recommended similar baby names are Rad, Redd, Rod, Rodd, Ruby, Rudd and Ruy. These names tend to be less frequently used than Rudy.