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A famous bearer was Rudolf Khametovich Nureyev, one of the best male ballet dancers in the world.
-- Anonymous User  8/9/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Rudolf here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html.
-- _satu_  10/24/2006
Rudolf Schenker is the guitarist of the band Scorpions!
-- glenda  1/5/2007
A famous bearer is German actor Rudolf Martin.
-- Karcoolka  3/21/2007
A famous bearer is Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. XD
-- bobcat_explorer  7/1/2007
Rudolph William Louis "Rudy" Giuliani - an American lawyer, businessman, and politician - was mayor of New York City from 1994 to 2001.
-- Anonymous User  2/14/2008
Famous bearers:
Actor Rudolf Böhm (Hrušínský) (17/10/1920-13/4/1994)
Actor Rudolf Hrušínský (5/10/1946)
Actor Rudolf Hrušínský (19/11/1970)
-- MaggieSimpson  4/30/2008
A famous bearer is fictional character Rudolf Uhrík from the TV crime show "Mesto tieňov". He is played by Ivan Vojtek.
-- Emilie007  8/26/2008
Rudolf Bőhm (Hrušínský), 14th February 1897 in Dolní Liboc. (Her parents are Jan Bőhm and Františka Doležalová-Bőhmová). {http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0127049/}

Rudolf Hrušínský, 17th October 1920, Nová Včelnice - 13th April 1994, Prague.

Rudolf Hrušínský, 5th October 1946 in Prague.
Rudolf Hrušínský, 19th November 1970 in Prague.
-- MaggieSimpson  9/3/2009
Also a male name in Croatia. [noted -ed]
-- goricar  11/16/2009
Rudolf Pap is a Hungarian-born award-winning animator.
-- bathos  7/30/2010
Rudolf is also used in Russia and Armenia.

In Russia, Rudolf is written as: Рудольф .

In Armenia, Rudolf is written as: Ռուդոլֆ . [noted -ed]
-- Lucille  9/7/2010
I like this a lot. It reminds me of my relative, whom also was a person of this name. Yea, I see "Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer" as something tho put it down, but other than that, it's a great name!
-- ladybugluck  11/25/2010
Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor (1552-1612), son of Maximilian II (Holy Roman Emperor) and his wife Maria of Spain. Because he died without issues, his younger brother became Emperor.
-- CarolinW  6/7/2012
Rudolf (1858-1889) was the only son of Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria and his wife Elisabeth "Sissi". He was the Crown Prince and supposted to become Emperor one day. He was married to a belgian princess and had one daughter. Together with his mistress he committed suicide.
-- CarolinW  6/11/2012
Rudolf (1788-1831) was one of the sons of the Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II and his wife Maria Luisa of Spain.
-- CarolinW  6/12/2012
Rudolf (1270-1290) was the son of German King Rudolf I and his wife Gertrud of Hohenburg.
-- CarolinW  6/17/2012
Rudolf (929-?) was the son of Holy Roman Emperor Louis III and his wife Adelheid.
-- CarolinW  7/22/2012
Rudolf (1282-1307) was the son of King Albert I of Germany and his wife Elisabeth.
-- CarolinW  7/22/2012
Rudolf Steiner, founded the Anthroposophy movement.
-- MoonAgeDaydreamer  10/3/2012
Hehe Rudolf the red nose reindeer :D aside from that I think it's a pretty cool name and it must be very unique, I do not know a single person who has this name.
-- Anonymous User  7/25/2013
Rudolf Rassendyll is the protagonist of Anthony Hope's 1894 adventure novel "The Prisoner of Zenda".
-- FriarTuck  10/1/2014
Popular culture has ruined a lot of names. This one included.
-- TheAnonimy  10/3/2015
Rudolf Hess (26 April 1894-17 August 1987) was a prominent Nazi politician. After World War II, he was arrested and sentenced to prison for life for crimes against peace. In 1987, he committed suicide in a building in the prison garden.
-- YITYNR  2/4/2016
Hungarian pronunciation: RUW-dolf.
-- HerculePoirot  8/26/2016
Rudolf Dassler was the German founder of the sportswear company Puma and the older brother of Adidas founder, Adolf "Adi" Dassler. The brothers were partners in a shoe company Adi started, Gebrüder Dassler Schuhfabrik (Dassler Brothers Shoe Factory). Rudi joined in 1924, however the brothers became rivals following World War II and started their own companies in 1948. Initially calling the new company "Ruda" (Rudolf Dassler), it was soon changed to its present name of Puma. Puma is the native Quechua word for cougar, from there it went into German as well as other languages, such as Spanish, French, Russian, Romanian, Portuguese, Italian, Polish, Czech, Bulgarian, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene and Hungarian.
-- cutenose  2/27/2017
From Proto-Germanic, Hrōþiwulfaz, *hrōþiz (“praise, fame, glory, renown”) +‎ *wulfaz (“wolf”)."Famous Wolf". Later became Hroðulf. And finally Rudolf.
-- Germania  3/24/2017
The oldest and most famous figure with this name is the legendary Danish King from the Germanic poem Beowulf.

Rudolf, AKA Hrōþiwulfaz, Hroðulf, Hrólfr Kraki, Rolfo, Roluo, Rolf Krage.
-- Germania  3/24/2017

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