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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

Rudy Giuliani, former New York City mayor
Rudy Law, son of Jude Law and Sadie Frost
Rudy Ruettiger, former Notre Dame football player and film subject
Rudy Vallée, popular singer, actor, bandleader and entertainer (born Hubert Prior Vallée, he "changed his name to Rudy after the famous saxophonist Rudy Wiedoft")
Rudy Gatlin - one member of the country group The Gatlin Brothers
Rudy's Barbershop in Seattle, WA

Pop Culture References for the Name Rudy

Rudy Steiner, a character in Markus Zuzak's "The Book Thief"
Rudy Lom, character on TV series "Almost Human"
Rudy Tabootie from "ChalkZone"
Rudy Wade, character on British TV series Misfits
Rudy, from Disney Junior's show, "The Doodlebops"

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