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Origin: Germanic

Meaning: a diminutive of Rudolf, or its feminine form Rudolpha a Germanic name meaning "famous wolf" from Germanic elements hrod (famous) and wulf (wolf).

Rudy is also a surname derived from Slavic rudy meaning "red", originally referring to someone with red hair or a reddish complexion. It could also be an Gaelic surname, the Anglicized form of O'Rodaigh meaning "descendant of Rodach", the latter meaning "spirited" or "furious"; a variant form of O'Rodaigh is Roddy or Ready.

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