Meaning and Origin of: Rudy

Rudy is a boy's name of German origin. Derived from the German name Hrōdwulf, Rudy basks in the glow of its meaning, "famous wolf."

Boy name origins & meanings

  • German : Friendly
  • German : Wolf
  • Old English : From the red gate

Family name origins & meanings

  • Variant spelling of German Rudi.
  • Ukrainian, Polish, and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) : nickname for someone with red hair or a ruddy complexion, from Slavic rudy ‘red’.

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