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Gender: F Meaning of Rudy: "famous wolf" Origin of Rudy: German, short form of Rudolph

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Rudy hasn't yet enjoyed the comeback of cousin name Ruby, despite having been chosen by hip couple Sadie Frost and Jude Law, but it still could happen.

Rudy has a lot going for it as a usable-on-its-own nickname name, with the lively 'oo' sound found in Jude and Juno and all the popular Lu-starting names. And it was a heartthrob name back in the day when crooner Rudy (born Hubert) Vallee and Rudy/Rudolph (born Rodolpho) Valentino had ladies swooning, reaching as high as Number 299 in 1926.

It has most often been seen as an all-male name--except for little Rudy on The Cosby Show.

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Pop Culture References for the Name Rudy

Rudith Lillian "Rudy" Huxtable, "The Cosby Show" TV daughter
Rudy Steiner, a character from The Book Thief