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245k
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since 1880

Rodney

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • #297 All Time
Girls
Boys

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 13 0 13
1881 6 0 6
1882 12 0 12
1883 11 0 11
1884 13 0 13
1885 13 0 13
1886 14 0 14
1887 9 0 9
1888 12 0 12
1889 9 0 9
1890 19 0 19
1891 11 0 11
1892 16 0 16
1893 19 0 19
1894 9 0 9
1895 19 0 19
1896 14 0 14
1897 17 0 17
1898 20 0 20
1899 18 0 18
1900 21 0 21
1901 10 0 10
1902 19 0 19
1903 13 0 13
1904 13 0 13
1905 20 0 20
1906 29 0 29
1907 17 0 17
1908 27 0 27
1909 25 0 25
1910 34 0 34
1911 59 0 59
1912 88 0 88
1913 131 0 131
1914 189 0 189
1915 235 0 235
1916 237 0 237
1917 234 0 234
1918 258 5 253
1919 315 0 315
1920 353 0 353
1921 361 0 361
1922 408 6 402
1923 388 0 388
1924 396 0 396
1925 452 5 447
1926 488 6 482
1927 569 7 562
1928 596 7 589
1929 543 5 538
1930 646 7 639
1931 720 12 708
1932 827 0 827
1933 782 0 782
1934 931 0 931
1935 1,025 0 1,025
1936 1,016 7 1,009
1937 1,025 0 1,025
1938 1,301 0 1,301
1939 1,455 8 1,447
1940 1,405 7 1,398
1941 1,559 7 1,552
1942 1,792 7 1,785
1943 1,989 5 1,984
1944 1,797 14 1,783
1945 2,193 9 2,184
1946 3,311 8 3,303 #93 boy name
1947 3,570 8 3,562 #94 boy name
1948 3,478 12 3,466 #92 boy name
1949 3,836 7 3,829 #87 boy name
1950 3,864 9 3,855 #88 boy name
1951 4,304 13 4,291 #84 boy name
1952 4,415 8 4,407 #84 boy name
1953 6,536 16 6,520 #58 boy name
1954 5,979 15 5,964 #66 boy name
1955 6,057 15 6,042 #65 boy name
1956 6,081 20 6,061 #65 boy name
1957 5,870 11 5,859 #71 boy name
1958 5,889 24 5,865 #65 boy name
1959 5,932 17 5,915 #67 boy name
1960 5,879 27 5,852 #68 boy name
1961 5,691 30 5,661 #72 boy name
1962 5,463 23 5,440 #76 boy name
1963 5,214 26 5,188 #76 boy name
1964 6,092 24 6,068 #59 boy name
1965 11,130 46 11,084 #33 boy name
1966 10,316 51 10,265 #35 boy name
1967 8,481 45 8,436 #37 boy name
1968 7,557 45 7,512 #42 boy name
1969 6,713 46 6,667 #49 boy name
1970 5,900 36 5,864 #55 boy name
1971 5,248 47 5,201 #59 boy name
1972 4,394 28 4,366 #65 boy name
1973 4,087 26 4,061 #68 boy name
1974 3,882 33 3,849 #72 boy name
1975 3,612 31 3,581 #76 boy name
1976 3,024 33 2,991 #88 boy name
1977 2,742 29 2,713 #96 boy name
1978 2,575 19 2,556
1979 2,317 17 2,300
1980 2,290 25 2,265
1981 2,055 26 2,029
1982 1,959 11 1,948
1983 1,712 19 1,693
1984 1,643 19 1,624
1985 1,638 18 1,620
1986 1,648 17 1,631
1987 1,607 14 1,593
1988 1,740 10 1,730
1989 1,747 12 1,735
1990 1,717 7 1,710
1991 1,566 6 1,560
1992 1,484 8 1,476
1993 1,310 0 1,310
1994 1,189 6 1,183
1995 1,099 0 1,099
1996 1,054 0 1,054
1997 994 0 994
1998 865 0 865
1999 868 0 868
2000 808 9 799
2001 740 0 740
2002 714 0 714
2003 687 0 687
2004 602 0 602
2005 577 0 577
2006 604 0 604
2007 637 0 637
2008 545 0 545
2009 553 0 553
2010 457 0 457
2011 460 0 460
2012 429 0 429
2013 392 0 392
2014 355 0 355

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 Rodneys to occupy the territory of French Guiana (France) with an estimated population of 243,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies 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 Rodneys)

According to the 1958 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Rodney" ranks #66 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Arkansas. Imagine that, 68 babies in Arkansas have the same name as you in 1958. Across the entire United States a total of 5,889 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Rodney popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Rodney" mean? The list below shows the origins of Rodney as well as things modernly associated with the name Rodney such as celebrities named Rodney.

English

Origin and Meaning of Rodney

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.

Rodney Dangerfield

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

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Rodney Mullen

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

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Rod Steiger

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

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Rodney Harrison

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

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Rodney A. Grant

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

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Rodney Peete

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

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Alternative Meanings

R is for reasonable, your understanding way.

O is for old fashioned, you cherish the past.

D is for delight, a surprise from within.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

E is for endear, all those you touch.

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 "Yoedrn". 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.

Past life for Rodney born Dec 29, 2013

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Western Russia approximately on 1500. Your profession was designer, engineering, and craftsman.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. You fulfill your lesson by helping old folks and children. You came to that life to learn to care about weak and helpless.

Name poster for Rodney

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