Rudolph

Rudolph - A very unique male name



  May 23,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Rudolph, meaning famous wolf, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #150. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Rudolph and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Rudolph? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Rudolph. The baby boy name Rudolph was given to 6 baby boys in 2012, ranking #3643 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 273,510 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Rudolph peaked in popularity 93 years ago in 1926 on position 111.



Famous with this name

Chuck Rudolph
Maya Rudolph
Rudolph Grey


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Rating: 3/5 (2 people)


Rudolph is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Rudolph is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #2,441 - and is the least popular in California at position #2,441.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Rudolph is where you live.


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Rudolph origin and meaning

Rudolph is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means famous wolf. To see famous people named Rudolph, pop culture references for the name Rudolph and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Rudolph

We've found the following names that sound similar to Rudolph, sorted by popularity.

Rodolfo / Rudolfo / Rudolf / Rudolpho / Rodolphe /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20123643
20112240
20103715
20094373
20082383
20073449
20062638
20052698
20042811
20031897
20021607
20011590
20001704
19991594
19981186
19971381
19961101
19951101
19941169
19931136
1992978
1991915
1990886
1989723
1988747
1987703
1986747
1985690
1984660
1983671
1982626
1981646
1980621
1979624
1978607
1977647
1976575
1975585
1974540
1973516
1972515
1971482
1970459
1969499
1968461
1967450
1966398
1965435
1964405
1963399
1962399
1961388
1960376
1959370
1958353
1957321
1956273
1955278
1954275
1953253
1952239
1951228
1950241
1949224
1948241
1947252
1946250
1945237
1944238
1943221
1942222
1941219
1940208
1939207
1938192
1937197
1936191
1935181
1934176
1933166
1932157
1931144
1930141
1929140
1928135
1927111
1926111
1925136
1924138
1923127
1922137
1921157
1920171
1919169
1918149
1917142
1916136
1915134
1914137
1913139
1912143
1911165
1910150

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California2441

Even more about Rudolph


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Rudolph a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Rudolph?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1926
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Rudolph
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 273,510
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +6

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