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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Boy. Ranked #297 most popular

What does the name "Rodney" mean?

Rodney (English): From the island in the swift river

The name "Rodney" is of English origin and it means "From the island in the swift river". It's a name commonly given to boys.

R is for rapport, friends seek you.

O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

D is for dazzle, the sparkle of you.

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

E is for excellence, your passion, your drive.

Y is for young, the years never show!

Your name in reverse order is "Yendor". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Oerndy". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

How popular is the name "Rodney" in the U.S.?


Want to know about the populiarty of Rodney? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 245,449 babies born with the name Rodney in the United States. That's more than enough Rodneies to occupy the territory of French Guiana (France) with an estimated population of 243,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 13 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Rodney" was in 1965 with a total of 11,084 babies. (That's a lot of baby Rodneies)

According to the 1995 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Rodney" is not a popular baby boy's name in Delaware. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Delaware have the same name as you in 1995. Across the entire United States a total of 1,099 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Where is the name Rodney popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Rodney in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the midwest? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Rodney

Rodney Dangerfield

Rodney Dangerfield is a comedian with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1940 to 2004. Rodney was born in 1921 as Jacob Rodney Cohen in Deer Park, New York, U.S.


Rodney Mullen

Rodney Mullen is a professional skateboarder/ inventor. Rodney was born in 1966 as John Rodney Mullen in Gainesville, Florida, U.S.


Rod Steiger

Rod Steiger is an actor with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1950 to 2002. Rod was born in 1925 as Rodney Stephen Steiger in Westhampton, New York, U.S.


Rodney Harrison

Rodney Harrison is a NFL player. Rodney was born in 1972 in Markham, Illinois.


Rodney A. Grant

Rodney was born in 1959 in Macy, Nebraska, United States.


Rodney Peete

Rodney Peete is a NFL player. Rodney was born in 1966 in Mesa, Arizona.


Past life for Rodney born Jun 25, 2007

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Scotland approximately on 1825. Your profession was seaman, dealer, businessman, and broker.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. The timid, lonely and self-confident people are everywhere, and your problem - to overcome these tendencies in yourself and then to help other people.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

The Theory Behind The Name Game - Finding a good baby name is one of the dilemmas that plague parents who live in a modern setting. Parents do have the right to be conscious about the name.