Dudley Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Dudley:
Transferred use of the surname originating from the place-name Dudda's Lea, which is composed from the obsolete Old English personal name Dudda and lēah (wood, clearing, meadow, enclosure).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Totally do not like this name. Reminds me of Dudley the Doormouse and also the nickname "Dud".
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Dud, Studly Dudley, Dudders, Ickle Duddykins, Duddykins, Dinky Duddykins, Big D, Milk Dud, Dudeley, Ley
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Dudley Moore, British actor
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Dudley Dursley, character in the Harry Potter series.
Dudley Do-Right, cartoon character
Dudley Smith, fictional police officer in James Ellroy's L.A. Quartet, played by James Cromwell in the film L.A. Confidential
Dudley Ramsey, Arnold's friend on the sitcom Diff'rent Strokes