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What does Rudyard mean?

Rudyard Pronunciation of Rudyard [rud-yard] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Rudyard is "red paddock". Place name. Name of English poet and novelist Rudyard Kipling, who wrote the "Just So Stories" and the "Jungle Book".

Associated with: old english, red, just.


Creative forms:
(male) Royard, Ruyard, ..


Middle name pairings:
Rudyard Travis (R.T.), ..

How popular is Rudyard?

Rudyard is an uncommonly occurring given name for men and also an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Rudyard has yet to make it into the list so far. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rudyard name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Adlard, Bayard, Burgard, Burnard, Durward, Eadward, Edgard, Eduard, Edvard, Edward, Eideard, Eudard, Godard, Goddard, Hubbard, Hulbard (see Hulbert), Radferd, Radford, Radfurd (see Radford), Raynard, Redford, Redfurd (see Redford), Renard, Rennard, Reynard, Ricard, Richard, Rickard, Rikard, Riobard, Riocard, Riyad, Ruark, Rudd, Rudy, Rufaro, Rufford (see Ruford), Ruford, Rumford, Rutland and Ryszard. These names tend to be more commonly used than Rudyard.

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