Roddy entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its apex rank of #961 in the U.S. in the 1940s, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA RECORDS)
Which version is better?with its source form and related boy names. Rod, Rodd, Roderick (#1066 IN RECENT RANKINGS) and Rory (#378) are the popular alternative forms of Roddy listed in the Top 2000. These forms of Roddy were at the peak of their popularity 55 years ago (USAGE OF 0.09%) and are somewhat less common today (USAGE 0.05%, DOWN 42%), with versions like Rod becoming less fashionable. Roderick is the longstanding favorite, though Rory is currently the top form.
Roddy is pronounced similarly to Rodeo, Rowdy, Rudee, Rudey, Rudi, Rudie and Rudy▼. Other suggested similar names are Addy, Broddy, Buddy▼, Cody▼, Cuddy, Eddy, Gordy, Jody▼, Jordy▲, Kody▼, Laddy, Maddy, Mordy, Neddy, Paddy, Radd, Radly, Randy▼, Redd, Redly (see Redley), Ridly (see Ridley), Robby▼, Rocky, Rodas, Rodel, Rodge, Rodney▼, Rojay, Roley, Rolly, Ronny▼, Rorey, Rorry, Rowly, Roy▼, Rudd, Teddy▼ and Woody. These names tend to be more frequently used than Roddy.See names in meaning and etymology.