The meaning of Tudor is ‘people king’. This name is of Welsh origin. The surname Tudor is associated with the House of Tudor, who controlled the British throne from 1485 to 1603, and included the royals Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. Other notable figures named Tudor include the Romanian poets Constantin 'Tudor' Mainescu and Tudor Arghezi. This name also belongs to the Wallachian Romanian revolutionary Tudor Vladimirescu and the Sri Lankan politician Tudor Edward Ranasinghe Gunasekara.