Rudy name meaning

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

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

Origin and Meaning of Rudy

User Submitted Origins

Native American

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from New York, U.S. says the name Rudy means "It's a wolf".
  2. A user from the United Kingdom says the name Rudy is of English origin and means "Attractive male wolf, alpha wolf".
  3. A user from New York, U.S. says the name Rudy is of English origin and means "Wolf".
  4. A user from Virginia, U.S. says the name Rudy is of German origin and means "Famous Wolf".
  5. A user from Turkey says the name Rudy is of Kurdish origin and means "In Kurdish, Roj means Sun, and dit or di as means the verb saw, so combining the two will give Rodi 'The one who saw the sun' so we can say metaphorically it means 'hope'. Even though the name is widely common across Kurdish communities in Syria and Iraq but it is relatively a new".
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Rudolph +‎ -y

  1. A diminutive of Rudolph, also used as a formal male given name.
  2. A surname​.

Rudy was also found in the following language(s): Polish

Notable Persons Named Rudy

Notable Persons Named Rudy

Rudy Giuliani

Rudy Giuliani is a 107th Mayor of New York City, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and United States Associate Attorney General. Rudy was given the name Rudolph William Louis Giuliani on May 28th, 1944 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

Rudy Gobert

Rudy Gobert is a basketball player for the Utah Jazz, →Bakersfield Jam, and Cholet Basket in the National Basketball Association. He was most active from 2010 to present. Rudy was born on June 26th, 1992 in Saint-Quentin, France.

Rudy Ruettiger

Rudy Ruettiger is a football player. Rudy was born on August 23rd, 1948 in Joliet, Illinois.

Rudy Gay

Rudy Gay is a basketball player for the Sacramento Kings, Memphis Grizzlies, and Toronto Raptors in the National Basketball Association. His ongoing career started in 2006. Rudy was born on August 17th, 1986 in Baltimore.

Rudy Eugene

Rudy was born on February 4th, 1981 in Miami. Rudy is also known as Causeway Cannibal, Miami Cannibal, and Miami Zombie. They died on May 26th, 2012.

Rudy Kurniawan

Rudy was born in 1976 in Jakarta. Rudy is also known as Dr. Conti" and Dr. Conti.

  • Rudy Tomjanovich
    Basketball Player
  • Rudy Vallée
  • Rudy Gestede
    Soccer Player
  • Rudy Sarzo
  • Rudy Ruiz
  • Rudy Ray Moore
  • Rudy Wade
  • Rudy Rucker
  • Rudy Giuliani
  • Rudy Marcus
  • Rudy Galindo
    Figure Skater
  • Rudy Charles
  • Rudy Boschwitz
  • Jamaaladeen Tacuma

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rudy

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rudy

Sebastian Rudy

Sebastian Rudy is a soccer player for the TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, VfB Stuttgart, VfB Stuttgart II, Germany national youth football team, and Germany national under-21 football team. Sebastian was born on February 28th, 1990 in Villingen-Schwenningen.

Rajiv Pratap Rudy

Rajiv Pratap Rudy is a Member of Bihar Legislative Assembly, MoS for Skill Development, Member of Parliament, Member ofBihar Legislative Assembly, Narendra Modi ministry, and List of members of the 16th Lok Sabha. Rajiv was born on March 30th, 1962 in Patna, Bihar, India.


Rudy is a soccer player for the C.R.D. Libolo, C.F. Os Belenenses, Atlético Clube de Portugal, Cercle Brugge K.S.V., Deportivo de La Coruña, Skoda Xanthi F.C., and Angola national football team. Rudy was born on May 1st, 1989 in Oeiras, Portugal. Rudy is also known as Rudy.

Tyler Rudy

Tyler Rudy is a soccer player for the D.C. United, Georgetown Hoyas, Pittsburgh Riverhounds U23, New England Revolution, and Rochester Rhinos. Tyler was born on September 29th, 1993 in Olney, Maryland, United States.

Jack Rudy

Jack Rudy is a tattoo artist.

Andrzej Rudy

Andrzej Rudy is a soccer player for the Sportfreunde Siegen, Śląsk Wrocław, GKS Katowice, FC Köln, Brøndby IF, VfL Bochum, Lierse S.K., AFC Ajax, K.V.C. Westerlo, FC Viktoria Köln, Borussia Fulda, and Poland national football team. Andrzej was born on October 15th, 1965 in Ścinawa.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rudy U.S.
  White 93.59% 64.26%
  African American 1.37% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.65% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.16% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.32% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.91% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rudy

People with the last name Rudy are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Rudy

  • How Popular is the name Rudy? Rudy is the 1,036th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rudy was the 4,969th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rudy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 49,429 babies born with the first name Rudy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rudy to occupy the territory of Faroe Islands (Denmark) with an estimated population of 48,285 (as of March 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rudy? 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 Rudy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rudy is Saturday, May 21st, 1864.
  • What year had the most people named Rudy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rudy was in 1960 with a total of 831 babies.
  • Random Rudy Factoid: According to the 1945 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rudy ranks 54th in popularity as a baby boy's name in New Mexico. Imagine that, 34 babies in New Mexico have the same name in 1945.
  • Weird things about the name Rudy: The name spelled backwards is Ydur. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Yrdu. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rudy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 7,069 people with the last name Rudy.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rudy? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Rudy as their last name.
  • Rudy name meaning

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