Gender: Female Pronunciation: ROO-nee Meaning of Rooney: "descendent of the champion" Origin of Rooney: Gaelic

Rooney Origin and Meaning:

The name Rooney is a girl's name meaning "descendent of the champion".

Talented actress Rooney Mara (originally born Patricia Rooney) has single-handedly transformed this Gaelic surname into a wearable and elegant girls' name. Often said to mean "red-haired", the original surname, rendered as O' Ruanaidh, actually means "descendent of the champion". Trivia note: the most famous Rooney, Mickey Rooney, was originally born Joseph Yule.

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indiefendi2 Says:


there's something quirky cute about this. I can't put my finger on it.