Rowdy name meaning

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

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Rowdy

User Submitted Origins

Indian (Sanskrit)

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from the United Kingdom says the name Rowdy means "Loud and obnoxious" and is of American origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Row"dy
One who engages in rows, or noisy quarrels; a ruffianly fellow.

Etymology: From Rout, or Row a brawl

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A cruel and brutal fellow
  2. Disturbing the public peace; loud and rough ("rowdy teenagers")

Possibly from row (“noisy argument”).

  1. A boisterous person; a brawler.

Notable Persons Named Rowdy

Notable Persons Named Rowdy

Rowdy Rebel

Rowdy Rebel is a hip hop music musician. His ongoing career started in 2012. Rowdy was given the name Chad Marshall on November 24th, 1991 in Brooklyn. Rowdy is also known as Rowdy.

Rowdy Gaines

Rowdy Gaines is a swimmer. Rowdy was born on February 17th, 1959 in Winter Haven, Florida.

Rowdy L. Herrington

Rowdy L. Herrington is a film director and writer. Rowdy was born in 1951 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Rowdy Superstar

Rowdy Superstar is a hip hop music, electronica, and experimental music musician. He has had major accomplishments since 2008.

Rowdy Elliott

Rowdy Elliott was a baseball. Rowdy was born on July 8th, 1890 in Kokomo, Indiana. He passed away on February 12th, 1934.


Rowdy was born in Arizona. He passed away on March 29th, 1893.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Rowdy

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rowdy


Rowdy was born in Arizona. He passed away on March 29th, 1893.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rowdy U.S.
  White 10.16% 64.26%
  African American 84.38% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.69% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rowdy

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

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Rowdy

  • How Popular is the name Rowdy? Rowdy is the 4,713th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rowdy was the 132,206th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rowdy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,706 babies born with the first name Rowdy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rowdy to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rowdy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1959 when it was given as a first name to 22 new born babies.
  • When was Rowdy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rowdy is Tuesday, October 24th, 1893.
  • What year had the most people named Rowdy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rowdy was in 2008 with a total of 140 babies.
  • Random Rowdy Factoid: According to the 2005 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rowdy is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 27 babies in Texas have the same name in 2005.
  • Weird things about the name Rowdy: The name spelled backwards is Ydwor. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Yordw. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rowdy? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 128 people with the last name Rowdy.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rowdy? Rowdy is one of the most unique last names recorded.
  • Rowdy name meaning

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