Rudolf name meaning

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

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Rudolf mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Rudolf

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from New York, U.S. says the name Rudolf is of French origin and means "Fame".
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International Interest
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Notable Persons Named Rudolf

Notable Persons Named Rudolf

Rudolf Hess

Rudolf Hess was a Stellvertreter des Führers, Reichsleiter, and Deputy Führer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1933 to 1941. Rudolf was born on April 26th, 1894 in Alexandria. He passed away on August 17th, 1987.

Rudolf Höss

Rudolf Höss is a military person. His military service ended in 1945.

Rudolf Steiner

Rudolf Steiner was a philosopher. Rudolf was born on February 27th, 1861 in Murakirály, Austria-Hungary. He died on March 30th, 1925.

Rudolf Nureyev

Rudolf Nureyev was a ballet dancer and choreographer. He was most active from 1958 to 1992. Rudolf was given the name Rudolf Khametovich Nureyev on March 17th, 1938 in near Irkutsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union. He left this life on January 6th, 1993.

Rudolf Carl Virchow

Rudolf Carl Virchow was a scientist in the fields of medicine and anthropology. Rudolf was born on October 13th, 1821 in Świdwin. He passed away on September 5th, 1902.

Rudolf Diesel

Rudolf Diesel was an engineer, invention, entrepreneurship, inventor, and entrepreneur. Rudolf was given the name Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel on March 18th, 1858 in Paris. He breathed his last breath on September 29th, 1913.

  • Rudolf Schenker
  • Rudolf II & I
  • Ralph H. Baer
  • Rudolf Carnap
  • Rudolf Emil Kálmán
  • Rudolf I
  • Rudolf Clausius
  • Rudolf Vrba
    Associate Professor of Pharmacology
  • Rudolf Diels
    Office Holder
  • Rudolf Otto
  • Rudolf Rocker
  • Hans Fallada
  • Rudolf Kastner
  • Rudolf Caracciola
    Racing Driver

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rudolf

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rudolf

Archduke Rudolf

Archduke Rudolf was royalty. He holds the title Crown Prince of Austria; Prince Royal of Hungary and Bohemia. Archduke was born as the child of Franz Joseph I of Austria and Empress Elisabeth of Austria on August 21st, 1858 in Laxenburg. He breathed his last breath on January 30th, 1889.

Kevin Rudolf

Kevin Rudolf is a rock music singing, songwriter, and record producer. He plays Guitar, vocals, keyboards, synthesizers, bass guitar, drums, ukulele, Keyboard instrument, Synthesizer, Drum kit, Gibson Les Paul, Gibson Guitar Corporation, and Vocals. He holds the title Let It Rock". His ongoing career started in 2000. Kevin was born Kevin Rudolf on February 17th, 1983 in New York City.

Anna Rudolf

She holds the title International Master, Woman Grandmaster, and FIDE titles. Anna was born on November 12th, 1987 in Miskolc, Hungary.

Germar Rudolf

Germar Rudolf is an author, chemist, holocaust denier, and holocaust denial. Germar was born Germar Rudolf on October 29th, 1964 in Limburg an der Lahn, Hesse.

Gérard Rudolf

Gérard Rudolf is an actor and poet. His most notable accomplishments were from 1992 to present. Gérard was born on April 20th, 1966 in Pretoria, South Africa.

Richard Rudolf

Richard was born on April 16th, 1923 in Hermsdorf, Saxony. He died on December 13th, 2004.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rudolf U.S.
  White 94.70% 64.26%
  African American 1.20% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.52% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.36% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rudolf

People with the last name Rudolf are most frequently White

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Rudolf

  • How Popular is the name Rudolf? Rudolf is the 5,466th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rudolf was the 21,080th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rudolf have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,917 babies born with the first name Rudolf in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rudolf to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rudolf? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Rudolf first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rudolf is Sunday, April 2nd, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Rudolf born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rudolf was in 1927 with a total of 82 babies.
  • Random Rudolf Factoid: According to the 1927 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rudolf is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 9 babies in California have the same name in 1927.
  • Weird things about the name Rudolf: The name spelled backwards is Flodur. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ofdrul. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rudolf? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,246 people with the last name Rudolf.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rudolf? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Rudolf as their last name since less than 1 person in 238k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Rudolf name meaning

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