Meaning and Origin of Rooney - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Rooney

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Gaelic : Red-haired

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Irish : reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ruanaidh ‘descendant of Ruanadh’, a byname meaning ‘champion’.
  • Irish : reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ruadháin (see Ruane).