Given Name RODNEY

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: RAHD-nee (American English), RAWD-nee (British English)   [details]

Meaning & History

From a surname, originally derived from a place name, which meant "Hroda's island" in Old English (where Hroda is a Germanic given name meaning "fame"). It was first used as a given name in honour of the British admiral Lord Rodney (1719-1792).

Categories

Animal Crossing characters, athletes, Discworld characters, earth, fame, history, landforms, never out of the US top 1000, place names, surnames, TV show titles
DIMINUTIVES: Rod, Roddy