Meaning and Origin of: Rodney
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First name origins & meanings:
- German : Famous one
- Old English : Famous one's island
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Last name origin & meaning:
- English : habitational name from a minor place 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 hrōð ‘renown’) + Old English ēg ‘island’, ‘dry land (in a fen)’.