Rudy is a dimiutive of Rudolf or its feminine form Rudolfa, which comes from Germanic Hrodulf meaning “famous wolf” from Germanic elements hrod (fame) and wulf (wolf).

Origin: Germanic


Male variants:

  • Rudi (German, Hungarian)
  • Rudolf (German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Polish, Danish, Czech, Hungarian, Slovene, Croatian, Russian, Armenian)
  • Rudolph (English)
  • Rodolph (English, French)
  • Rodolfo (Spanish, Portuguese, Italian)
  • Rolf (German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English)
  • Rolph (English)
  • Roul (Norman French)


Female forms:

  • Rudolfa
  • Rudolpha (English)




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