American word name

Rowdy Origin and Meaning

The name Rowdy is both a boy's name and a girl's name .
A quintessentially American name, Rowdy has a number of notable wearers, including Rowdy Yates, Clint Eastwood's character on the television show Rawhide, and Olympic swimmer Rowdy Gaines.

As a word, rowdy entered the lexicon in the early 1800s to describe backwoodsmen living on the fringes of society.