Rodney

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Usage

Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Denmark Danish
Finland Finnish

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Origin and Meaning

English name

Originally a transferred use of the surname, but independent use as a given name since the 18th century in England. The surname derives from an unidentified place on the borders of Somerset and Wilts. [1] [2] [3]

The Old English place name is of unknown meaning, maybe 'Hroda's island' (combination of HROD and EY) [4]

Related Names

Rodney
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Rodny
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Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Rodney
Genitive: Rodneys
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Rodney
Genitive: Rodneyn
Partitive: Rodneyta
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Rodney
Genitive: Rodneys
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Rodney
Genitive: Rodneys

Further Information

Strongest Period of Usage

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[5]
3 5 108 232
Norway Norway[6]
0 n.a. 61 n.a.
Denmark Denmark[7]
0 n.a. 21 n.a.
Finland Finland[8]
0 0 n.a. 58
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Rodney.

Sources: [5] [7] [6] [8]

References

  1. Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  2. P. H. Reaney and R. M. Wilson: Oxford Dictionary of English Surnames (2005)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  4. Mike Campbell: Behind the name http://www.behindthename.com
  5. 5.0 5.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  6. 6.0 6.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  7. 7.0 7.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  8. 8.0 8.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi