Rudi Family History
Rudi Name Meaning
Swiss German and South German: from a short form Ruodo of an ancient Germanic personal name formed with hrōd ‘fame renown’ (see Rudolf ). East German (of Slavic origin): nickname from Polish or Upper Sorbian rudy ‘red reddish-brown’. Norwegian: habitational name from any of over fifteen farmsteads so named especially in Gudbrandsdal from Old Norse ruth ‘clearing’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press