What does Rudy mean?
Rudy has 1 feminine form: Rudi.Creative forms:
(male) Raddy, Rady, ..
(female) Ruda, Rudys, .. Middle name pairings:
Rudy Alejandro (R.A.), ..
How 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. Demographics)
Rudy reached its highest rank of #253 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, and is at #868 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Rolf, Rudolf and Rudolph are the prominent varying forms of Rudy (#868 the previous year). Other variants, like Rudie, are seldom used. These relations of Rudy were at the peak of their popularity 95 years ago (median #690) and are now much less conventional (#1717, down 90.7%).
Rudy▼ is pronounced similarly to Roddy, Rodeo and Rowdy. Other recommended names are Addy, Andy, Ardy, Buddy▼, Cody▼, Cuddy, Eddy, Jody▼, Kody▼, Lundy, Rad, Radd, Radly, Ramy, Randy▼, Ray▼, Redd, Redly (see Redley), Remy▲, Rey▲, Ridly (see Ridley), Rod▼, Rodd, Rory▲, Roy▼, Rube, Rubi, Ruby▼, Rudd, Ruel, Rugby, Rune, Rush, Russ▼, Rusty▼ and Ruy. These names tend to be less frequently used than Rudy.