Roderick: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Roderick

Roderick

Pronunciation: RAH-də-rik (key)

Origin of the name Roderick:

From the Middle Latin Rodericus, which is derived from the Old High German Hrodrich (famous ruler), a compound name composed from the elements hruod (fame) and rik (king, ruler). The name was introduced to England by the Scandinavians and later by the Normans but fell out of use during the Middle Ages until it was revived in the 19th century.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Rick, Rod, Roddy, Roderic, Rodrigo, Rory

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Rod, Rory, Rick, Roddy

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Roderick (Rod) Stewart, singer
Roderick Toombs (Roddy Piper), Canadian Pro Wrestler
Roderick the Great, Visigoth King
Roderick Hunt, British author
Roderick Chisholm, British artist

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