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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Roddy

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Rod"dy
Full of rods or twigs.
adjective Rod"dy
Ruddy.
Wiktionary

rod +‎ -y

Notable Persons Named Roddy

Roddy Piper was a wrestler. Roddy was born on April 17th, 1954 in Saskatoon. He breathed his last breath on July 31st, 2015.

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Roddy McDowall was an actor, photographer, and director. His most notable accomplishments were from 1938 to 1998. Roddy was given the name Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude McDowall on September 17th, 1928 in Herne Hill, London, England. He left this life on October 3rd, 1998.

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Roddy White is a football player. Roddy was born on November 2nd, 1981 in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Roddy Bottum is an alternative rock, indie rock, avant-garde, and alternative metal musician and keyboardist. He plays Electronic keyboard, Synthesizer, Guitar, Bass guitar, Sampler (musical instrument), Keyboard instrument, Modular synthesizer, Digital synthesizer, and Vocals. He has had major accomplishments since 1980. Roddy was given the name Roswell Christopher Bottum III on July 1st, 1963 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Roddy Doyle is a novelist, dramatist, short story writer, screenwriter, teacher, and playwright. Roddy was born on May 8th, 1958 in Dublin, Ireland.

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Roddy Frame is an indie pop, rock, pop, folk, soul, jazz, post-punk, and folk music musician. Roddy was born Roddy Frame on January 29th, 1964.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Roddy

Rod Roddy was an announcer, television personality, actor, voice artist, and comedian. He was most prominent from 1975 to 2003. Rod was given the name Robert Ray Roddy on September 28th, 1937 in Fort Worth, Texas. Rod is also known as Rod Ray Roddy. He left this life on October 27th, 2003.

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Derek Roddy is a death metal and extreme metal musician. He plays Drum kit, Percussion instrument, Guitar, Bass guitar, Drum Workshop, Remo, Meinl Percussion, Vater Percussion, and Axis Percussion. His ongoing career started in 1997. Derek was born on August 28th, 1972 in South Carolina, United States.

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Young Roddy is a hip hop music rapping. He has been prominent since 2007. Young was given the name Roderick Brisco on September 20th, 1986. Young is also known as Route the Ruler.

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Dennis Roddy is a journalist. Dennis was born in 1954 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

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Kevin was born in Bricktown, New Jersey, United States.

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Patrick Roddy is a military person.

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How popular is the baby name Roddy in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1914 5 0 5
1916 5 0 5
1919 5 0 5
1920 6 0 6
1921 8 0 8
1922 8 0 8
1923 9 0 9
1924 8 0 8
1925 7 0 7
1926 9 0 9
1927 10 0 10
1928 9 0 9
1929 17 0 17
1930 11 0 11
1931 16 0 16
1932 19 0 19
1933 16 0 16
1934 22 0 22
1935 18 0 18
1936 29 0 29
1937 22 0 22
1938 15 0 15
1939 32 0 32
1940 22 0 22
1941 26 0 26
1942 41 0 41
1943 46 0 46
1944 39 0 39
1945 52 0 52
1946 79 0 79
1947 63 0 63
1948 68 0 68
1949 49 0 49
1950 60 0 60
1951 41 0 41
1952 43 0 43
1953 48 0 48
1954 40 0 40
1955 47 0 47
1956 38 0 38
1957 41 0 41
1958 40 0 40
1959 85 0 85
1960 86 0 86
1961 85 0 85
1962 55 0 55
1963 44 0 44
1964 64 0 64
1965 67 0 67
1966 49 0 49
1967 46 0 46
1968 40 0 40
1969 30 0 30
1970 52 0 52
1971 27 0 27
1972 29 0 29
1973 30 0 30
1974 29 0 29
1975 22 0 22
1976 25 0 25
1977 24 0 24
1978 17 0 17
1979 20 0 20
1980 21 0 21
1981 17 0 17
1982 15 0 15
1983 18 0 18
1984 17 0 17
1985 13 0 13
1986 17 0 17
1987 11 0 11
1988 14 0 14
1989 14 0 14
1990 18 0 18
1991 6 0 6
1992 14 0 14
1993 7 0 7
1994 9 0 9
1995 18 0 18
1996 11 0 11
1997 12 0 12
1998 8 0 8
1999 5 0 5
2002 11 0 11
2003 6 0 6
2004 10 0 10
2005 5 0 5
2006 6 0 6
2007 6 0 6
2008 12 0 12
2009 7 0 7
2010 10 0 10
2011 6 0 6
2012 10 0 10
2013 8 0 8
2014 10 0 10
2015 7 0 7
2017 8 0 8

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Roddy as a first name

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Popularity of Roddy as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Roddy U.S.
  White 76.22% 64.26%
  African American 18.39% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.51% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.25% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.91% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.72% 16.26%

Of Last Name Roddy

People with the last name Roddy are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Roddy

  • How Popular is the name Roddy? Roddy is the 5,873rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Roddy was the 4,939th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Roddy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,502 babies born with the first name Roddy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Roddy to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Roddy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Roddy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Roddy is Thursday, August 19th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Roddy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Roddy was in 1960 with a total of 86 babies.
  • Random Roddy Factoid: According to the 1954 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Roddy is not a popular baby boy's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, only 6 babies in South Carolina have the same name as you in 1954.
  • Weird things about the name Roddy: Your name in reverse order is Yddor. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ryddo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Roddy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 7,127 people with the last name Roddy.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Roddy? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Roddy as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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