Rutledge 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 Rutledge mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Rutledge

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from New York, U.S., the name Rutledge means "Handsome, curly headed man".
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  1. United States jurist and second chief justice of the United States Supreme Court; he was appointed by George Washington and briefly served as chief justice but was ultimately rejected by the United States Senate (1739-1800)
  1. A surname​ of uncertain etymology.
  2. Any of several places in the U.S. named for bearers of the surname.
    1. A town, the county seat of Grainger County, Tennessee.

Notable Persons Named Rutledge

Notable Persons Named Rutledge

Rutledge Wood

Rutledge Wood is an auto racing analyst. Rutledge was born on April 22nd, 1980 in Birmingham, Alabama. Rutledge is also known as Bearded Lady, Rut, and Conehead.

Rutledge Pearson

Rutledge was born on September 9th, 1929. He died in 1967.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Rutledge

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rutledge

John Rutledge

John Rutledge was a Delegate from South Carolina to the First Continental Congress, Delegate from South Carolina to the Stamp Act Congress, 2nd Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, Delegate from South Carolina to . John was born on September 17th, 1739 in Charleston, South Carolina. He passed away on July 23rd, 1800.

Laura Rutledge

She holds the title Miss Florida 2012 and Miss Florida2012. Laura was given the name Laura McKeeman on October 2nd, 1988 in St. Petersburg, Florida, U.S.

Edward Rutledge

Edward Rutledge was a Governor of South Carolina, Member of the South Carolina Senate from Charleston, Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from the St. Phillip's, St. Michael's Parish, Member of the South Carolina General Assembly from St. Phillip's, Delegate. He was most active from 1798 to 1800. His military service ended in 1781. Edward was born on November 23rd, 1749 in Charleston, South Carolina. He passed away on January 23rd, 1800.

Ann Rutledge

Ann was born on January 7th, 1813 in Henderson, Kentucky. She died on August 25th, 1835.

Josh Rutledge

Josh Rutledge is an athlete for the Boston Red Sox. Josh was born on April 21st, 1989 in Birmingham, Alabama. Josh is also known as Rutledge and Joshua Alan.

Leslie Rutledge

Leslie Rutledge is a 56th Attorney General of Arkansas. Leslie was born on June 9th, 1976 in Batesville, Arkansas.

  • Wiley Blount Rutledge
    Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • Justin Rutledge
  • Sir Arthur Rutledge
  • David E. Rutledge
  • Harriott Horry Ravenel

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rutledge U.S.
  White 75.32% 64.26%
  African American 19.21% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.48% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.73% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.92% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.35% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rutledge

People with the last name Rutledge are most frequently White or African American

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Rutledge

  • How Popular is the name Rutledge? Rutledge is the 24,410th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rutledge was the 1,306th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rutledge have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 257 babies born with the first name Rutledge in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rutledge 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 Rutledge? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Rutledge first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rutledge is Wednesday, September 19th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Rutledge born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rutledge was in 2014 with a total of 24 babies.
  • Random Rutledge Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rutledge is not a popular baby boy's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, only 5 babies in South Carolina have the same name in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Rutledge: The name spelled backwards is Egdeltur. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Dgueertl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rutledge? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 26,887 people with the last name Rutledge.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rutledge? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 9 of them will have Rutledge as their last name.
  • Rutledge name meaning

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