Rudyard Kipling

Meaning: “Red yard”
Gender: Male
Pronunciation: RUD-yərd
Origin: English
Other forms of the name: N/A

The name Rudyard comes from a surname which came from the name of the village Rudyard in Staffordshire, England. It is one of the most ancient villages recorded, dating all the way back to the Anglo-Saxons. Its most famous bearer is Rudyard Kipling (born Joseph Rudyard Kipling) who wrote “The Jungle Book” among others. It has never placed in the U.S.’s top name list and is extremely rare.