Infographic of Rudolph name meaning, which is “Famed as a (fierce) wolf,” based on the Germanic hruod (fame) and wolf (a wolf).
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Rudolph Name Popularity

How popular is the name Rudolph? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 150 171 0.0486%
1911 165 164 0.044%
1912 143 407 0.0807%
1913 139 523 0.0922%
1914 137 696 0.0999%
1915 134 954 0.105%
1916 136 969 0.1003%
1917 142 916 0.0916%
1918 149 928 0.0865%
1919 169 777 0.0742%
1920 170 788 0.0709%
1921 156 940 0.0821%
1922 137 1,132 0.1016%
1923 127 1,288 0.115%
1924 138 1,207 0.1039%
1925 136 1,228 0.1086%
1926 112 1,613 0.1467%
1927 110 1,674 0.1512%
1928 135 1,278 0.1194%
1929 140 1,192 0.1151%
1930 141 1,189 0.1138%
1931 144 1,075 0.1089%
1932 157 931 0.0942%
1933 166 822 0.0882%
1934 176 741 0.0767%
1935 181 707 0.0728%
1936 191 614 0.0637%
1937 197 592 0.0601%
1938 192 651 0.0636%
1939 207 563 0.0553%
1940 208 586 0.0551%
1941 219 561 0.0498%
1942 223 616 0.0488%
1943 221 623 0.0477%
1944 238 531 0.0428%
1945 236 530 0.0435%
1946 250 584 0.0396%
1947 252 645 0.0386%
1948 241 683 0.0428%
1949 224 783 0.0487%
1950 241 723 0.0449%
1951 226 812 0.0479%
1952 240 756 0.0433%
1953 253 707 0.0399%
1954 275 621 0.034%
1955 278 624 0.0339%
1956 274 686 0.0363%
1957 320 531 0.0276%
1958 352 434 0.023%
1959 370 416 0.0219%
1960 376 406 0.0214%
1961 389 376 0.0199%
1962 399 370 0.0202%
1963 399 365 0.0203%
1964 406 345 0.0196%
1965 435 272 0.0166%
1966 397 322 0.0206%
1967 451 235 0.0155%
1968 461 232 0.0155%
1969 499 197 0.0128%
1970 459 272 0.0171%
1971 480 238 0.0158%
1972 515 184 0.0135%
1973 516 179 0.0138%
1974 540 172 0.0132%
1975 581 144 0.0112%
1976 574 151 0.0117%
1977 641 126 0.0093%
1978 608 138 0.0103%
1979 623 139 0.0099%
1980 620 147 0.0101%
1981 645 125 0.0085%
1982 627 141 0.0094%
1983 669 113 0.0077%
1984 655 123 0.0083%
1985 688 113 0.0074%
1986 742 98 0.0065%
1987 703 120 0.0079%
1988 742 115 0.0074%
1989 714 140 0.0087%
1990 872 91 0.0055%
1991 895 89 0.0055%
1992 955 80 0.005%
1993 1,103 57 0.0037%
1994 1,127 55 0.0036%
1995 1,077 64 0.0042%
1996 1,072 64 0.0043%
1997 1,313 41 0.0028%
1998 1,151 59 0.0039%
1999 1,499 32 0.0021%
2000 1,581 29 0.0019%
2001 1,487 36 0.0024%
2002 1,507 36 0.0024%
2003 1,730 26 0.0017%
2004 2,295 11 0.0007%
2005 2,249 12 0.0008%
2006 2,183 14 0.0009%
2007 2,637 7 0.0004%
2008 2,031 20 0.0013%
2009 2,893 5 0.0003%
2010 2,771 6 0.0004%
2011 1,917 22 0.0015%
2012 2,642 6 0.0004%
2013 2,820 5 0.0004%
2014 2,200 14 0.001%
2015 2,281 12 0.0008%
2016 2,989 5 0.0003%
2017 2,532 7 0.0005%
2018 2,467 7 0.0005%
2019 2,511 6 0.0004%
2020 3,892 5 0.0004%

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Names Like Rudolph

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What names are diminutives of Rudolph?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Rudolph sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Rudolph, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Rolf

A short form of Rudolph and Ran dolph; also a variant form of Ralph.

Scandinavian

Rolfe

Famous wolf

German

Rollin

Renowned land

German

Rollo

A diminutive form of Rudolph.

Rolph

Wolf counsel; famous wolf

German

Rudy

A diminutive form of Rudolph.


What names are variants of Rudolph?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Rudolph.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Dolph

German

Raoul

A French form of Ralph.

French

Rodolfo

An Italian and Spanish form of Rudolph.

Italian

Rodolph

Famous wolf

German

Rodolphe

Famous wolf

German

Rolf

A short form of Rudolph and Ran dolph; also a variant form of Ralph.

Scandinavian

Rolfe

Famous wolf

German

Rollo

A diminutive form of Rudolph.

Rolph

Wolf counsel; famous wolf

German

Rolphe

Famous wolf

German

Rudey

Famous wolf

German

Rudi

Famous wolf

German

Rudie

Famous wolf

German

Rudolf

Famous wolf

German

Rudolfo

Famous wolf

German

Rudolpho

Famous wolf

German

Rudolphus

Famous wolf

German

Rudy

A diminutive form of Rudolph.


What names sound like Rudolph?

If you like how Rudolph sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Rudolph.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Rodolf

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  1. I named him after my paternal grandfather who passed away 23 years ago.


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