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  1. Rudolf

    Rudolph or Rudolf (French: Rodolphe, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish: Rodolfo) or Rodolphe is a male first name, and, less commonly, a surname. It is an ancient Germanic name deriving from two stems: Hrōþi, Hruod, Hróðr or Hrōð, meaning "fame", "glory" "honour", "renown", and olf meaning "wolf"(Hrōþiwulfaz).


  1. Rudolf

    Rudolf is a musical conceived for the stage by Frank Wildhorn and Steve Cuden, with a book by Jack Murphy and Phoebe Hwang, lyrics by Murphy, additional lyrics by Nan Knighton, and music by Frank Wildhorn. Arrangements by Koen Schoots and orchestrations by Kim Scharnberg. It is about Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria and his extramarital relationship with Baroness Mary Vetsera. Their 1889 deaths at his Mayerling hunting lodge apparently were the result of a murder-suicide pact, although historians have debated this explanation. Loosely based on the book A Nervous Splendor: Vienna 1888-1889 by Frederic Morton, the musical was developed under the working titles Vienna, Affäre Mayerling, and Rudolf - The Last Kiss. The pressures of the monarchy have fallen upon Rudolf's shoulders, he is in political and personal conflict with his father, Emperor Franz Joseph, and his marriage to Princess Stéphanie of Belgium is crumbling when he meets and falls in love with the 17-year-old baroness. Their secret liaison doesn't escape the attention of prime minister Eduard Taaffe, who hopes to use his knowledge of the affair to destroy Rudolf's political career.

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    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Rudolf is ranked #21080 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Rudolf surname appeared 1,246 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Rudolf.

    94.7% or 1,180 total occurrences were White.
    1.5% or 19 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.3% or 17 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.2% or 15 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rudolf in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rudolf in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Rudolf in a Sentence

  1. Yehuda Maor:

    I don't believe in reincarnation, but if I did he is Rudolf Nureyev.

  2. Al Khowaiter:

    Rudolf Diesel did not consider fuels which evaporated easily. That was an accident of history.

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