Means "red earth."
- A male surname.
Edward John Rutledge (1749 - 1800), US politician and brother of John Edward Rutledge.
John Edward Rutledge(1739 - 1800), US politician and brother of Edward Rutledge, signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Wiley Blount Rutledge (1894 - 1949), US Supreme Court justice.