Rodney Name Meaning & Origin
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).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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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.
My dad's name is Rodney. I think it's a very uncommon, and a beautiful name! It's slightly sophisticating, but still has a dash of handsome, a dash of kindness, and a dash of strength, which makes up my dad! Beautiful name!
I'm the same commenter from above, but did you know, that my dad went to school with the now famous record producer Rodney Jerkins? Amazing fact!
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- Meanings and history of the name Rodney
The word rodney can refer to a traditional type of wooden row boat used for fishing cod in Newfoundland, Canada.
- Famous real-life people named Rodney
Rodney Dangerfield, comedian/actor "I don't get no respect!"
Rodney Mullen, skateboarder
Rodney Jerkins - Famous Record Producer/the guy my dad went to school with
- Rodney in song, story & screen
Rodney Copperbottom, from animated film "Robots"