Meaning and Name Origin
Rodney \r(o)-dney, 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 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 (#8356 out of 88799, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Rodney for boys. Rodney reached its top rank of #52 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, and is presently at #695. (2014 Birth Statistics)