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Gender: Male Origin of Rowdy: American word name

The name Rowdy is a boy's name of American origin. Rowdy and is often added to lists like Badass Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

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Rowdy was first famously used as a given name in the television series Rawhide, with the young Clint Eastwood playing Rowdy Yates. More recently, competitive swimmer Rowdy Gaines has been featured in a series of TV commercials, and a new badass baby name is gaining notice. The word Rowdy originated in the U.S. in the early 19th century, used to describe a rough or lawless backwoodsman.

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Famous People Named Rowdy

Ryan John "Rowdy" Tellez, American baseball player
Ambrose "Rowdy" Gaines IV, American swimmer
Rowdy Herrington, American film director
Kyle "Rowdy" Busch, American NASCAR driver
"Rowdy" Roddy Piper, ring name of Roderick George Toombs, Canadian pro wrestler
Rowdy, little girl seen on Food Network show "The Pioneer Woman"

Pop Culture References for the name Rowdy

Rowdy Burns, character in 1990 film Days of Thunder
Rowdy Yates, character in film Rawhide
Rowdy, stuffed Labrador dog on TV's Scrubs
Rowdy, character in the book "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian"