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Gender: M Meaning of Rooney: "red-haired" Origin of Rooney: Irish

Rooney is one of many bouncy Irish redheaded surnames that could make an agreeable first, once tied to Mickey Rooney in his young and spunky Andy Hardy period.

Young "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" actress Rooney Mara (born Patricia Rooney) gives it class and glamour--as well as bringing it into the unisex category. Roone is a cool short form.

Famous People Named Rooney

Patricia Rooney Mara, Oscar-nominated American actress and heiress of the Rooney-Mara family who owns the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants
Wayne Rooney, striker for Manchester United & England National Team
Mickey Rooney, American actor

Pop Culture References for the name Rooney

Rooney, U.S. rock/pop band
Princess Rooney (1980-2008), champion Thoroughbred racehorse
Liv Rooney, from the TV series "Liv and Maddie"
Maddie Rooney, from the TV series "Liv and Maddie"