Ruddy name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ruddy

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  1. A user from Cameroon says the name Ruddy means "A cool guy, who is successful, and one of the nicest".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Rud"dy
  1. Of a red color; red, or reddish; as, a ruddy sky; a ruddy flame."They were more ruddy in body than rubies." [Lam. iv. 7.]
  2. Of a lively flesh color, or the color of the human skin in high health; as, ruddy cheeks or lips.

Etymology: AS. rudig. See Rud (n.)

verb Rud"dy
To make ruddy.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies
  2. Inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor life ("a ruddy complexion")

From Middle English ruddy, rody, rudi, from Old English rudiġ (“reddish; ruddy”), from Old English rudu (“redness”), equivalent to rud (“redness”) +‎ -y. Compare Icelandic roði (“redness”).

  1. (informal) ruddy duck

Notable Persons Named Ruddy

Notable Persons Named Ruddy

Ruddy Buquet

Ruddy was born on January 29th, 1977 in Amiens.

Ruddy Thomas

Ruddy Thomas was a reggae musician. Ruddy was born on July 12th, 1951. He breathed his last breath on June 10th, 2006.

Ruddy Lugo

Ruddy Lugo is a baseball player. Ruddy was born on May 22nd, 1980 in Barahona (city).

Ruddy Roye

Ruddy Roye is a photographer. He has had major accomplishments since 2000. Ruddy was given the name Radcliffe Roye on December 12th, 1969 in Jamaica.

Ruddy F., Sr. Tongg

Ruddy was born in 1905. He died in 1988.

Ruddy Farloor

Ruddy Farloor is an athlete for the Beaches FC.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Ruddy

Notable Persons With the Last Name Ruddy

John Ruddy

John Ruddy is a soccer player for the Norwich City F.C., Cambridge United F.C., Everton F.C., Walsall F.C., Rushden & Diamonds F.C., Chester City F.C., Stockport County F.C., Wrexham F.C., Bristol City F.C., Crewe Alexandra F.C., Motherwell F.C., and England national football team. John was born on October 24th, 1986 in St. Ives, Cambridgeshire, England.

Albert S. Ruddy

Albert S. Ruddy is a film producer. He has had major accomplishments since 1965. Albert was born on March 28th, 1930 in Montreal.

Christopher Ruddy

Christopher Ruddy is a journalist and businessman. Christopher was born on January 28th, 1965.

Jack Ruddy

Jack Ruddy is a soccer player for the Bury F.C., Rangers F.C., and Real Murcia. Jack was born on December 27th, 1997 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Tim Ruddy

Tim Ruddy is a football player. He was most prominent from 1994 to 2003. Tim was born on April 27th, 1972 in Dunmore, Pennsylvania.

Craig Ruddy

Craig Ruddy is an artist. Craig was born Craig Ruddy on August 8th, 1968 in Forestville, New South Wales.

  • Ray Ruddy

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ruddy U.S.
  White 94.17% 64.26%
  African American 0.46% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.86% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.34% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.95% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.22% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ruddy

People with the last name Ruddy are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Ruddy

  • How Popular is the name Ruddy? Ruddy is the 16,441st most popular name of all time. As a last name Ruddy was the 9,917th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ruddy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 520 babies born with the first name Ruddy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ruddy to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ruddy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1927 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Ruddy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ruddy is Friday, February 4th, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Ruddy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ruddy was in 1992 with a total of 22 babies.
  • Random Ruddy Factoid: According to the 1992 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ruddy is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name in 1992.
  • Weird things about the name Ruddy: The name spelled backwards is Yddur. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Dduyr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ruddy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,258 people with the last name Ruddy.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ruddy? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Ruddy as their last name.
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