Meaning:famous wolf


Pronunciation:roo dee

Variations:Rudolph, Rudi, Rudey, Rudie

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About Rudy

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Rudy is a cute diminutive of the name Rudolph and rolls off the tongue very well. This is a good choice for parents looking for a catchy name for their little boy.

Detailed Meaning

The male name Rudy is actually short for the name Rudolph but has recently been used as a forename itself. It is mainly used in English, Polish and German speaking countries. The name is made up of the two German elements ‘Rod’ meaning fame and ‘Hrôdh’ meaning ‘wolf.’

Famous People With This Name

Rudy D’Amico is a famous American basketball scout and coach who finds players for the Orlando Magic team. Rudy Trouvé is a Belgian musician. Rudy Kennedy was a British rocket scientist and Holocaust survivor.

Possible Nicknames

A possible nickname for Rudy can be RuRu/RooRoo or DeeDee/DiDi.

Related Names

Rudy can also be spelt Rudey, Rudi and Rudie. It is also the short form of the name Rudolph.

Stories Featuring This Name

Rudy Wade is character on the British television show, “Misfits.” Rudy Steiner is a character in the novel, “The Book Thief.” Rudy Ruettiger is the main character of the sports film, “Rudy.”

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