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Boy Name: Dudley

Name: Dudley
Pronunciation: \d(u)-dley, dud-ley\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: people's field
Origin: English
Similar Names: Audley, Dunley
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 700
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 740


Dudley \d(u)-dley, dud-ley\ as a boy's name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Dudley is "people's field". Place name. Aristocratic family name in England, used as a given name since the 19th century. The absurd Canadian Mountie Dudley Doright was a staple character in the 1960s "Rocky and Bullwinkle Show". Actor Dudley Moore.

Similar baby names are Audley and Dunley.


Dudley is a somewhat popular first name for men (#700 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for both men and women (#740 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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