The name Rudyard is a boy's name of English origin meaning "red enclosure". Rudyard and is often added to lists like Best One-of-a-Kind Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "follow the last letter".
From the experts:
Often thought of as a one-peson name because of Jungle Book writer Kipling, this was actually his middle name. He was middle-named for Rudyard Lake in Staffordshire, the beauty of which inspired his parents to reference it in their first child's name. Trivia tidbit: Actress Kim Raver gave her son Leo the middle name of Kipling.