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Rodney meaning and name origin
Rodney \r(o)-dney, rod-ney\ as a boy's 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 variant forms: Rodnee and Rodnie.
Suggested similar baby names are Romney, Rooney and Rowney.
Popularity of Rodney
Rodney is a very popular first name for males (#111 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#8356 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
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