Rodney name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Rodney mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Rodney

User Submitted Origins

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Native American

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from California, U.S., the name Rodney means "Patient with all".
  2. According to a user from Alabama, U.S., the name Rodney means "The Land".
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International Interest
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Old English placename Hrōdanīeġ, Hrōdanīġ (literally “Hroda's island”), from Proto-Germanic *hrōþiz (“fame”) and *awjō (“island”).

  1. A habitational surname​.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.

Notable Persons Named Rodney

Notable Persons Named Rodney

Rodney King

Rodney was given the name Rodney Glen King III on April 2nd, 1965 in Sacramento, California, U.S. He left this life on June 17th, 2012.

Rodney Alcala

Rodney was born on August 23rd, 1943 in United States. Rodney is also known as The Dating Game Killer, John Berger, John Burger, and Rod Alcala.

Rodney Dangerfield

Rodney Dangerfield was a stand-up comedian and actor. He was most prominent from 1940 to 1949. Rodney was given the name Jacob Rodney Cohen on November 22nd, 1921 in Deer Park, New York, U.S. He left this life on October 5th, 2004.

Rod Taylor

Rod Taylor was an actor. His career lasted from 1951 to 2015. Rod was given the name Rodney Sturt Taylor on January 11th, 1930 in Lidcombe, New South Wales. He breathed his last breath on January 7th, 2015.

Rodney Crowell

Rodney Crowell is a country music singer-songwriter, record producer, performing arts, and music director. He plays Guitar and Vocals. He was most active from 1972 to present. Rodney was born on August 7th, 1950 in Crosby, Texas.

Rodney Peete

Rodney Peete is a football player for the Detroit Lions, Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Oakland Raiders, and Carolina Panthers. Rodney was born on March 16th, 1966 in Mesa, Arizona.

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    Football Player
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    Office Holder
  • Rodney Stuckey
    Basketball Player
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    Child Actor

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rodney

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rodney

Burning Spear

Burning Spear is a reggae and dub music musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1969 to present. Burning was given the name Winston Rodney on March 1st, 1945 in Saint Ann's Bay, Saint Ann, Jamaica.

Fernando Rodney

Fernando Rodney is a baseball player for the San Diego Padres. Fernando was born on March 18th, 1977 in Samaná (town).

Caesar Rodney

Caesar Rodney was a President of Delaware, Continental Congressmanfrom Delaware, List of Governors of Delaware, and Continental Congress. Caesar was born on October 7th, 1728 in Kent County, Delaware. He left this life on June 26th, 1784.

The Lord Rodney

The Lord Rodney is a military person. His military service ended in 1792.


Rodney is a wrestler. Rodney was born on January 1st, 1971 in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Brendon Rodney

Brendon was born on April 9th, 1992 in Etobicoke.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rodney U.S.
  White 41.72% 64.26%
  African American 51.06% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.78% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.29% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.03% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.11% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rodney

People with the last name Rodney are most frequently White or African American

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Rodney

  • What name lists does Rodney rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Rodney? Rodney is the 311th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rodney was the 8,106th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rodney have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 247,017 babies born with the first name Rodney in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rodney to occupy the territory of French Guiana (France) with an estimated population of 243,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rodney? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 13 new born babies.
  • When was Rodney first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rodney is Sunday, January 3rd, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Rodney born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rodney was in 1965 with a total of 11,081 babies. That's a lot of babies named Rodney!
  • Random Rodney Factoid: According to the 1971 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rodney ranks 60th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 29 babies in Hawaii have the same name in 1971.
  • Weird things about the name Rodney: The name spelled backwards is Yendor. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Yoendr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rodney? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,089 people with the last name Rodney.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rodney? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Rodney as their last name.
  • Rodney name meaning

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