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

actors, athletes, Discworld characters, history, landforms, place names, surnames
DIMINUTIVES: Rod, Roddy
  United States
2016
  Canada (BC)
not
ranked
2015