Rodney: baby boy name meaning and popularity

Rodney

An English surname-turned-first-name, Rodney is derived from a place name: Hroda's island, with "Hroda" meaning "famous." These days, if your little Rodney tries to live up to the meaning of his name, he'll end up on a reality show.

Nicknames:

Rod, Roddy.

Famous people named Rodney:

Comedian Rodney Dangerfield; singers Rodney Atkins and Rodney Crowell; rapper Rodney Ramone Hill, Jr. (a.k.a. Rocko); pro wrestler Rodney Anoa'i (a.k.a. Yokozuna); pro skateboarder Rodney Mullen.

Fun fact:

Your little Rodney will love watching the animated film Robots, where Rodney Copperbottom is the main character.

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