"red enclosure"

Rudyard Origin and Meaning

The name Rudyard is boy's name of English origin meaning "red enclosure".
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.

Rudyard Kipling's first name was actually Joseph. There were fewer than five baby boys given the name Rudyard in the US in 2021, making it a truly unique name.

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Famous People Named Rudyard

  • Joseph Rudyard KiplingEnglish poet and novelist

Rudyard in Pop Culture

  • Rudyard Funnprotaganist of the podcast 'Wooden Overcoats'.