US Popularity:1638
Meaning:Famous wolf
A short form of Rudolph, Rudy is a boy's name of German origin. Derived from the German name Hrōdwulf, Rudy basks in the glow of its meaning, "famous wolf." Surely destined for great things, it may be no surprise that Rudy already enjoys prestigious royal ties. Indeed, the name is closely related to Germany's first king, Rudolf I, who bore The Habsburg monarchy. And while the stage may be set for a leader, as fierce as they are revered, Rudy's playful tone invites baby to embrace their youthful side no matter their age.

Rudy Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Rudy is currently #1378 on The Bump
Boy:Rudy is currently #746 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Rudy is currently #1638 in U.S. births
Boy:Rudy is currently #832 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 10
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Name Doctor, Rudy

  • Baby Names 2020 by Eleanor Turner, pg. 162

  • Behind the Name, Rudy, July 2008

  • Behind the Name, Rudolf, December 2022

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