Roger: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Roger

Roger

Pronunciation: RAH-jer (key)

Origin of the name Roger:

Introduced to England by the Normans, Roger is derived from the Old High German Hrodger (spear fame), a compound name composed from the elements hroud (fame) and ger (a spear). The form Roger replaced the English cognate Hrothgar. Var: Rodger.

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Hodge, Rodge, Rodger, Rudiger, Rutger

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Roger is my father's name and he is the best person I know. He is kind, peaceful, intelligent, a successful architect, loyal son to his parents, is the "go to" person for emergencies, reliable, loves my mom, best father ever! He is an observer, soft spoken but with deep views. When he speaks everyone listens because he doesn't push his opinion on people, although he himself is highly confident. Go with the flow type of person too. He was named after his father's best friend. His nickname from his 10 siblings (no joke) is "Roger Dodger". His middle name is his paternal grandmother's maiden name, Campbell. Family man. Good man. There should be more Rogers in the world!

You're so blessed to have such a nice father!

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Rodge, Hodge, Rog

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Roger Federer - Swiss tennis maestro
Roger Clemens, "The Rocket" former right-handed Major League Baseball pitcher.
Roger Corman, B-movie director and producer
Roger Daltrey, lead singer of British rock band The Who.
Roger Ebert, motion picture critic.
Roger Maris, American New York Yankees right fielder in Major League Baseball who is primarily remembered for hitting 61 home runs for the during the 1961 season.
Roger Moore, English actor most famous for his role as James Bond.
Roger Brooke Taney, Former Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme court.
Roger Sherman, early American statesman and signer of the U.S. declaration of independence.
Roger Miller, American singer-songwriter.
Roger Bushell, Squadron Leader in the R.A.F. and mastermind of 'The Great Escape' from the prison camp Stalag Luft III

Roger in song, story & screen: | Edit

Roger Rabbit - Disney cartoon character.
Jolly Roger, Black pirate flag with a skull and crossbones.
Roger Davies, a Ravenclaw student in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling.

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