Name: Rodney

Origin and Meaning of the Name Rodney

  • Meaning:
    Renown island
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (ROD nee)
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    Itself (Rodney)
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Miscellaneous Info for Rodney

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Transferred use of the surname, from the place name in Somerset, an area of land in the marshes near Markham.
    This is first recorded in the form Rodenye; it derives from the genitive case of the Old English personal name Hroda (a short form of the various compound names with the first element hrođ ‘renown’) and the Old English eg (island, dry land - in a fen).

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