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Gender: M Meaning of Rudy: "famous wolf" Origin of Rudy: German, diminutive of Rudolph Rudy's Popularity in 2013: #813

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Rudy has a bit of style currency, thanks to the fact that Jude Law used it for his son. It has been consistently in the Top 1000 for as long as Social Security records have been tallied, as opposed to parent name Rudolph, which, perhaps due to the reindeer, hasn't been heard from in two decades.

Some people still remember Rudy as a young girl character on The Cosby Show, which it was again on The Practice, where Judge Rudy Fox was a female.

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Famous People Named Rudy

Rudolph William Louis "Rudy" Giuliani, American politician, former New York City mayor
Daniel Eugene "Rudy" Ruettiger, American college football player and subject of movie "Rudy"
Rudolph "Rudy" Cornelius Wiedoeft, American saxophonist
Hubert Prior "Rudy" Vallée, American singer/actor (renamed himself after Rudy Wiedoeft)
Rudy Gatlin, singer in American country music group The Gatlin Brothers
Rudy Sarzo, Cuban hard rock bassist
Rudy Kay (born Jean-Louis Cormier), Canadian professional wrestler
Rudy Carlton Gay, Jr., American basketball player
Preston Rudolph "Rudy" York, American baseball player
Carlos Wilson "Rudy" Cachicote da Rocha, Angolan footballer
Rudy Law, son of actors Jude Law and Sadie Frost

Pop Culture References for the Name Rudy

Rudy Steiner, character in Markus Zuzak's "The Book Thief"
Rudy Lom, character on TV's "Almost Human"
Rudy Tabootie. character in animated series "ChalkZone"
Rudy Wade, character on British TV series "Misfits"
Rudy, character on the "Pokemon" TV series
Rudy, dinosaur in "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs"

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