Rooney

Male

Meaning

"Famous warrior leader."

Origin

Irish

Pronunciation

/ˈruːni/

Traits associated with the name Rooney:

Dogs named Rooney tend to be loving, good-natured, and resilient. This name is also associated with companionship, and empathy.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Rooney?

Naming your dog Rooney suggests that you have an appreciation for classic names and may have a fondness for the classic novel "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott, in which the main character's dog is named Rooney.

Is Rooney a good dog name?

Rooney has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Rooney isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

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Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'

Rooney is not a popular dog name. That's great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Popularity: Historical Trend

Rooney was, in the past month, the 563rd most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of June 2024, Rooney is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Rooney was viewed 0 times, and liked 0 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Rooney's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Rooney is most adored in Hawaii, Tennessee and West Virginia.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Kentucky.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Rooney.

Most popular breeds named Rooney:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. Rat Terrier
  3. German Shepherd
  4. Pug
  5. Irish Red and White Setter

Rooney is found in these categories:

cute dog names
cute

Evokes a playful vibe, reminiscent of lovable Shrek's donkey, Eddie Murphy's character.

unique dog names
unique

This canine moniker nods to famed footballer Wayne and Shrek's ogreish voice.

Dog names like Rooney:

Shield rim
Diminutive Form Of Reginald Or Regina
Brave Ruler
Apple
Famous Wolf
From The Red Field
Rooney dog name meaning

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