Baby Name: Rodney
Originated as a place name and surname. Inspired by George Brydges Rodney, 1st Baron, an 18th century English admiral who won important naval battles against the French, Spanish, and Dutch. In the U.S., best-known for comedian and actor, Rodney Dangerfield, whose career peaked during the 1980s. Listed among the top 100 names from 1946 to 1977.