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What does Rodney mean?

Rodney /rod-ney/ as a boys' name is pronounced RAHD-nee. It is of Old German and Old English origin, and the meaning of Rodney is "Roda's island; island near the clearing". Surname first commonly used in the mid 19th century. Comedian Rodney Dangerfield.


Rodney has 2 variants: Rodnee and Rodnie.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Radney, Roney, ..

(female) Rodna, Rodrey, ..

How popular is Rodney?

Rodney is a very popular first name for men (#111 out of 1220, Top 9%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#5034 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the birth name history of Rodney for boys. Rodney reached its top rank of #48 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, and is presently at #695. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rodney name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rodney outside U.S.

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Adney, Bodey, Codey, Coney, Corney, Cydney, Jodey, Kodey, Radley, Redley, Ridley, Roane, Roddy, Rodel, Rodeo, Rodge, Rodger, Roley, Romney, Ronel, Ronny, Roone, Rooney, Rorey, Rowley, Rowney, Royden, Rudey, Ryden, Sidney, Sydney, Toney and Volney. These names tend to be less frequently used than Rodney.