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PronouncedPron.RAHD-nee American English
RAWD-nee British English

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).
DiminutivesRod, Roddy


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Entry updated July 2, 2017