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What does Roddy mean?

Roddy Pronunciation of Roddy as a name for boys is an Old German name, and the name Roddy means "famous power". Roddy is a version of Roderick (Old German): Germanic name from hrod "fame". See also Rod


ASSOCIATED WITH famous, power



RELATED FORMS VIA RODERICK Rod, Rodd, Roddric, Rodric, Rodrik, Rodryck, Rodryk, Roric, Rory, Ruy

(male) Ridy, ..

(female) Rodda, ..

Roddy Cain (R.C.), ..

How popular is Roddy?

Roddy is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#4660 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

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. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Rod, Rodd, Roderick (#1357 IN RECENT RANKINGS) and Rory (#368) are the popular alternative forms of Roddy listed in the Top 2000. These forms of Roddy were at the peak of their popularity 58 years ago (USAGE OF 0.09%) and are somewhat less common today (USAGE 0.06%, DOWN 40%), with versions like Rod becoming less fashionable. Roderick is the longstanding favorite, though Rory is currently the top form.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Roddy, Rod, Rodd, Roderick, Rory in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Roddy is pronounced similarly to Rodeo, Rowdy, Rudee, Rudey, Rudi, Rudie and Rudy. Other suggested similar-sounding 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.

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