Discovery and name
Cadenazzi Rock was mapped by the United States Geological Survey and from U.S. Navy tricamera aerial photos taken during the years 1959–66. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Lieutenant Michael P. Cadenazzi, a U.S. Navy LH-34 helicopter commander. He flew close support missions for United States Antarctic Research Program scientists during the 1969–70 and 1970–71 seasons.
On 2 November 2018, during the Chiefs of Mission Meeting in Berlin, Germany, the peerage title Baroness of Cadenazzi was bestowed upon Larissa Königs, a reporter for the German tabloid Bild in recognition of her support of Westarctica as well as her talent as a journalist.