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Rod Meaning


What does Rod mean?

The name Rod is of German origin.

The meaning of Rod is "famous ruler".

Rod is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 3 letters and 1 syllable and is pronounced Rod.

The Given Name Rod

Rod is a stylish and bold name.

A wonderfully distinctive name.

Wrap it up and take it home, Rod may just be the name you're looking for.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Rod Carew, Rod Gilbert, and Rod Langway.

Rod Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, less than 5 boys were given the name. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before less than 5 boys were given the name. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

Want to see how Rod sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Rod Name Popularity Page.

Rod Related Names

Famous Rods

  • Rod Carew ~ Baseball Player
  • Rod Gilbert ~ Ice Hockey Player
  • Rod Langway ~ Ice Hockey Player
  • Rod Laver ~ Tennis Player
  • Rod Steiger ~ Actor
  • Rod Stewart ~ Rock Musician
  • Rod Woodson ~ Football Player

Rod Numerology

What will your new littleRod be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

Children named Rod are often amusing and grumpy but most of all they are read more >>

Rod Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Rod in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Rod.

Just for fun, see the name Rod in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Rod in Nautical Flags page.