Rodney: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Rodney

Rodney

Pronunciation: RAHD-nee (key)

Origin of the name Rodney:

Originally the transferred use of the surname derived from the place-name Rodney Stoke. The derivation of Rodney is uncertain. Some believe it is from the Anglo-Saxon Rodan-ig (Roda's island). The word stoke is from the Old English stōc (dwelling, place, village). Rodney, in use as a given name since the 18th century, was originally bestowed in honor of the famous admiral Lord Rodney (1719 - 92).

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My husbands name is Rodney and he hates his name, he even hates being called Rod because a Rod is an inanimate object. At school he was called Fishing Rod, Curtain Rod, Carbon Rod ect. Rod is totally boring.

My favorite uncle is named Rodney and he is definitely the funny one in the family! He is witty and an all-round renaissance man who has studied history, film, computer science, and is a concert pianist. He is lovable and so sweet therefore I will always associate that love with the name.

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Rodney Dangerfield, comedian/actor "I don't get no respect!"
Rodney Mullen, skateboarder

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