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Gender: Male Origin of Rod: English, diminutive of Roderick and Rodney Meaning of Roderick: German, "famous ruler"

The name Rod is a boy's name of English origin. Rod and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Makeover- Two Middles".

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Macho-er than thou.

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Famous People Named Rod

Roderick David "Rod" Stewart, English singer-songwriter
Rodney Stephen "Rod" Steiger, American actor
Rod Blagojevich, American politician, former governor of Illinois
Rodney Stuart "Rod" Taylor, Australian actor
Rodman Edward "Rod" Serling, American TV producer, creator of "The Twilight Zone"
Rodney George "Rod" Laver, Australian tennis player
Rod Cameron (born Nathan Roderick Cox), American actor
Rollin Augustus "Rod" Daniel, American film director

Pop Culture References for the name Rod

Rod Kimble, main character in the movie "Hot Rod"