Rodney

Rodney - A very unique male name



  Feb 25,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Rodney, meaning island near the clearing, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #639. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Rodney and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Rodney? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Rodney. The baby boy name Rodney was given to 388 baby boys in 2012, ranking #590 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 4,230 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Rodney peaked in popularity 52 years ago in 1965 on position 33.



Famous with this name

Rodney Dangerfield
Rodney Carrington
Rodney Scott


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Rodney is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Rodney is currently topping the baby name charts in Alabama at position #260 - and is the least popular in New Jersey at position #834.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Rodney is where you live.


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Rodney origin and meaning

Rodney is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means island near the clearing. To see famous people named Rodney, pop culture references for the name Rodney and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Rodney

We've found the following names that sound similar to Rodney, sorted by popularity.

Raiden / Rayden / Ryden / Rodman / Ridwan / Royden / Radin / Radwan / Ratana / Raydon /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012590
2011540
2010566
2009492
2008508
2007440
2006446
2005445
2004433
2003385
2002370
2001365
2000342
1999322
1998319
1997282
1996264
1995255
1994244
1993226
1992209
1991198
1990181
1989177
1988160
1987170
1986164
1985168
1984165
1983161
1982145
1981136
1980120
1979118
1978101
197796
197688
197576
197472
197368
197265
197159
197055
196949
196842
196737
196635
196533
196459
196376
196276
196172
196068
195967
195865
195770
195665
195565
195466
195358
195284
195184
195088
194987
194892
194794
194693
1945104
1944123
1943118
1942121
1941126
1940133
1939120
1938132
1937149
1936150
1935149
1934155
1933173
1932172
1931184
1930205
1929232
1928224
1927237
1926260
1925269
1924290
1923288
1922278
1921308
1920303
1919320
1918376
1917389
1916350
1915362
1914351
1913394
1912574
1911447
1910639

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Alabama260
South Carolina297
Michigan338
Maryland347
Louisiana394
Missouri403
Georgia408
Virginia437
Florida439
Indiana463
Nevada507
Pennsylvania512
Mississippi549
North Carolina584
Illinois589
Tennessee593
Minnesota611
Ohio622
Oklahoma623
New York674
Utah704
Wisconsin747
California761
Texas762
Arizona800
New Jersey834

Even more about Rodney


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Rodney a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Rodney?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1965
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Rodney
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 4,230
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +388

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