What does Rod mean?
(male) Rold, Rood, ..
(female) Rodah, Rodra, .. Middle name pairings:
Rod Jett (R.J.), ..
How popular is Rod?
Rod is a very prominent first name for men (#599 out of 1220, Top 49%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#19828 out of 150436, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Rod was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its peak rank of #410 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with similar and related boy names. Rodd, Roddy, Roderick (#1066 in recent rankings) and Rory (#378) are the prominent variation forms of Rod. These relations of Rod reached the peak of their popularity in the 1960s (median #684) and are somewhat less widespread today (#1488, ▼41.6%), with forms such as Roderick becoming less trendy. Rory is the most chic birth name in this list.
Rod▼ is alike in pronunciation to Rad, Radd, Read, Reade, Redd, Reed▲, Reid▲, Reide, Reyd, Riyad and Rudd. Other recommended names are Dod, Rob▼, Roe, Rog, Roi, Ron▼, Row, Roy▼ and Tod▼. These names tend to be less frequently used than Rod.