Meaning and Origin of: Rudi
Boy name origins & meanings:
- German : Wolf
Boy name variations
Family name origins & meanings:
- Swiss German and South German : from a short form, Ruodo, or a Germanic personal name formed with hrōd ‘renown’ (see Rudolf).
- German (of Slavic origin) : from Slavic rudy ‘red’, applied as a nickname for someone with red hair or a metonymic occupational name for a metalworker or miner (from ruda ‘red earth’).
- Norwegian : habitational name from any of over fifteen farmsteads so named, from Old Norse ruð ‘clearing’.