The name Rudolph is a boy's name of German origin meaning "famous wolf". Rudolph and is often added to lists like Christmas Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".
From the experts:
Sure, he'd probably get a certain amount of red-nosed teasing around the holiday, but a boy named Rudolph could probably take it. Besides, he's got other, more distinguished namesakes -- the great ballet dancer Nureyev, silent screen Lothario Valentino and 9-11 Mayor Giuliani.
Softening short form Rudy has stood on its own long enough to have been consistently in the Top 1000 for as long as Social Security records have been tallied, while Rudolph has been off for decades.
The name was spread in England via the Anthony Hope novel