What does Rooney mean?
Rooney [rooney] as a boys' name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Rooney is "red-haired". Actor Mickey Rooney.
(male) Rioney, Rooley, ..
(female) Rooley, Roona, .. Middle name pairings:
Rooney Frank (R.F.), ..
How popular is Rooney?
Rooney is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#2450 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Rooney (not ranked) ranked in the Top 2000 are Rowan (#219 in 2015) and Rowen (#647). Adoption of these forms of Rooney was at its highest in 2015 (average #433). Rowan and Rowen are two of the more contemporarily stylish names for newborns here. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Rooney is alike in pronunciation to Rene▼, Renny, Ronnie▼ and Ronny▼. Other recommended names are Boone▲, Coney, Corney, Dooley, Raine, Ramey, Rane, Rayne, Remmey, Renne, Rion, Roan, Roane, Rodnee, Rodney▼, Roley, Rome, Romeo▲, Romney, Ron▼, Ronel, Ronn, Rorey, Rowley, Rune, Ryne▼, Ryon, Stoney, Toney and Volney. These names tend to be more commonly used than Rooney.See names in meaning and etymology.