Meaning of Dudley

Dud•ley

Pronunciation: (dud'lē), [key]
— n.
  1. 1532?–88, British statesman and favorite of Queen Elizabeth.
  2. 1576–1653, English governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1634–35, 1640–41, 1645–46, 1650–51.
  3. a borough in West Midlands, central England, near Birmingham. 300,700.
  4. a male given name: from an Old English placename meaning “dry field.”
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