Dudley \d(u)-dley, dud-ley\ as a boy's name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Dudley is "people's field". Place name. Aristocratic family name in England, used as a given name since the 19th century. The absurd Canadian Mountie Dudley Doright was a staple character in the 1960s "Rocky and Bullwinkle Show". Actor Dudley Moore.