American word name

Rowdy Origin and Meaning

The name Rowdy is a boy's name of American origin.
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. It's one of the distinctly American names.

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Famous People Named Rowdy

  • Ryan John "Rowdy" TellezAmerican baseball player
  • Ambrose "Rowdy" Gaines IVAmerican swimmer
  • Rowdy HerringtonAmerican film director
  • Kyle "Rowdy" BuschAmerican NASCAR driver
  • "Rowdy" Roddy Piperring name of Roderick George Toombs, Canadian pro wrestler
  • Rowdylittle girl seen on Food Network show "The Pioneer Woman"

Rowdy in Pop Culture

  • Rowdy Burnscharacter in 1990 film Days of Thunder
  • Rowdy Yatescharacter in film Rawhide
  • Rowdystuffed Labrador dog on TV's Scrubs
  • Rowdycharacter in the book "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part,Time Indian"

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