Rudy: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Rudy

Rudy

Pronunciation: ROO-dee (key)

Origin of the name Rudy:

Short form of the German Rudiger, which is derived from the Old High German Hruodiger (fame with a spear, spear fame), a compound name composed of the elements hruod (fame) and gēr (spear).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Rudy (Rudolph) Giuliani, mayor of New York City
Rudy Galindo (born Val Joe Galindo), American figure skater

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Rudy - A football Story starring Sean Astin
Rudy Steiner-character in The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

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