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Meaning and name origin

Rudy \r(u)-dy\ as a boy's 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.


Variations

Rudy has 3 variant forms: Rudee, Rudelle and Rudi.

There is 1 feminine form of Rudy: Rudi.


Popularity

Rudy is a very popular first name for males (#359 out of 1220, Top 29%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#5181 out of 88799, Top 6%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Rudy for boys. Rudy reached its highest rank of #281 in the U.S. in 1940-1949 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Rudy and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Rudy (#866) and Rudolph. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

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

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


Similar Names

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

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