Rudy

Rudy - A very unique male name



  Jun 24,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Rudy, meaning famous wolf, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1912 on position #749. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Rudy and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Rudy? 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 Rudy. The baby boy name Rudy was given to 229 baby boys in 2012, ranking #803 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 7,166 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Rudy peaked in popularity 70 years ago in 1947 on position 235.



Famous with this name

Rudy Youngblood
Rudy Poe
Rudy Castillo


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Rudy is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Rudy is currently topping the baby name charts in New Mexico at position #321 - and is the least popular in Florida at position #1,549.

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 Rudy is where you live.


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Rudy origin and meaning

Rudy is a 4 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means famous wolf. To see famous people named Rudy, pop culture references for the name Rudy and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Rudy

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

Reid / Reed / Rhett / Rod / Rowdy / Rohit / Rito / Roddy / Ruth / Rodd /

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
2012803
2011738
2010774
2009733
2008651
2007710
2006647
2005601
2004583
2003587
2002574
2001537
2000555
1999531
1998525
1997469
1996474
1995468
1994438
1993444
1992395
1991414
1990392
1989382
1988357
1987358
1986350
1985362
1984364
1983356
1982352
1981351
1980364
1979337
1978326
1977345
1976345
1975366
1974365
1973366
1972368
1971380
1970376
1969353
1968340
1967313
1966334
1965312
1964325
1963296
1962298
1961280
1960280
1959286
1958284
1957278
1956280
1955281
1954273
1953282
1952274
1951267
1950273
1949243
1948243
1947235
1946247
1945263
1944244
1943263
1942281
1941278
1940273
1939264
1938253
1937292
1936281
1935272
1934252
1933271
1932271
1931276
1930275
1929288
1928319
1927309
1926302
1925414
1924432
1923474
1922571
1921638
1920612
1919735
1918676
1917557
1916580
1915566
1914926
1913543
1912749

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New Mexico321
California402
Nevada506
Texas518
Arizona658
Pennsylvania713
Indiana726
Missouri831
Michigan893
Virginia940
Ohio1017
Illinois1050
New York1295
Georgia1347
Florida1549

Even more about Rudy


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 Rudy 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 Rudy?

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
1947
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Rudy
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 7,166
Letter count 4
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1912
2012 births +229

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