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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Rowdy

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Row"dy
One who engages in rows, or noisy quarrels; a ruffianly fellow.

Etymology: From Rout, or Row a brawl

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A cruel and brutal fellow
  2. Disturbing the public peace; loud and rough ("rowdy teenagers")
Wiktionary

Possibly from row (“noisy argument”).

  1. A boisterous person; a brawler.

Notable Persons Named Rowdy

Rowdy Rebel is a hip hop music musician. His ongoing career started in 2012. Rowdy was given the name Chad Marshall on November 24th, 1991 in Brooklyn. Rowdy is also known as Rowdy.

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Rowdy Gaines is a swimmer. Rowdy was born on February 17th, 1959 in Winter Haven, Florida.

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Rowdy L. Herrington is a film director and writer. Rowdy was born in 1951 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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Rowdy Superstar is a hip hop music, electronica, and experimental music musician. He has had major accomplishments since 2008.

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Rowdy Elliott was a baseball. Rowdy was born on July 8th, 1890 in Kokomo, Indiana. He passed away on February 12th, 1934.

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Rowdy was born in Arizona. He passed away on March 29th, 1893.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Rowdy

Rowdy was born in Arizona. He passed away on March 29th, 1893.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1959 22 0 22
1960 27 0 27
1961 29 0 29
1962 45 0 45
1963 38 0 38
1964 39 0 39
1965 40 0 40
1966 29 0 29
1967 27 0 27
1968 36 0 36
1969 38 0 38
1970 36 0 36
1971 31 0 31
1972 26 0 26
1973 35 0 35
1974 23 0 23
1975 24 0 24
1976 21 0 21
1977 24 0 24
1978 23 0 23
1979 38 0 38
1980 29 0 29
1981 22 0 22
1982 28 0 28
1983 27 0 27
1984 42 0 42
1985 46 0 46
1986 51 0 51
1987 38 0 38
1988 36 0 36
1989 36 0 36
1990 44 0 44
1991 41 0 41
1992 45 0 45
1993 60 0 60
1994 65 0 65
1995 51 0 51
1996 48 0 48
1997 60 0 60
1998 70 0 70
1999 52 0 52
2000 72 0 72
2001 70 0 70
2002 68 0 68
2003 65 0 65
2004 83 0 83
2005 79 0 79
2006 112 5 107
2007 106 0 106
2008 140 0 140
2009 133 0 133
2010 100 0 100
2011 127 0 127
2012 108 0 108
2013 121 0 121
2014 137 0 137
2015 133 0 133
2016 134 5 129
2017 116 0 116

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Popularity of Rowdy as a first name

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Popularity of Rowdy as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rowdy U.S.
  White 10.16% 64.26%
  African American 84.38% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.69% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rowdy

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

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Fun Facts about the name Rowdy

  • How Popular is the name Rowdy? Rowdy is the 4,800th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rowdy was the 132,206th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rowdy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,446 babies born with the first name Rowdy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rowdy to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rowdy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1959 when it was given as a first name to 22 new born babies.
  • When was Rowdy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rowdy is Tuesday, October 24th, 1893.
  • What year had the most people named Rowdy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rowdy was in 2008 with a total of 140 babies.
  • Random Rowdy Factoid: According to the 1982 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rowdy is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 12 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1982.
  • Weird things about the name Rowdy: Your name in reverse order is Ydwor. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Wydro. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rowdy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 128 people with the last name Rowdy.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rowdy? Rowdy is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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