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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is probably what comes to mind when one thinks of this name. As such, it is one of the names most directly related to Christmas – perfect for parents who love the festive season!
Rudolph is the English form of Rudolf, which was imported from German in the 19th century. It rose to fame in 1939 when Robert L. May used it for his Christmas character, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
Famous People With This Name
Rudolph was the name of seven royal figures, and two religious figures. Rudolph Valentino was a silnt film actor, Rudolph Wurlitzer founded The Rudolph Wurlitzer company, which made brass instruments and Rudolph Isley was a founding member of the band, The Isley Brothers.
Rudolph is a name that has lots of nickname options. Rudy, Ru, Dolph, Dolphy or even Dolpho would work very well with this name.
As mentioned above, Rudolf is the German version of the name Rudolph. It can also be spelt Rodolphe in France, and Rodolfo in Italy, Portugal and Spain.
Stories Featuring This Name
The most famous fictional Rudolph is probably Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. He is one of Santa’s reindeers who pull his sleigh. Because he has a bright red nose, he is teased by the other reindeers but proves himself when Santa asks him to lead his sleigh for the evening.
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