Roger Name Meaning & Origin
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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Rodge, Hodge, Rog
Roger Dodger you old codger
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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 Waters, born 1943, founder of Pink Floyd, singer, bassist, writer, activist
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 Bennett, Southern Gospel pianist (1959-2007)
Roger Andrew Taylor, drummer for Duran Duran
Roger Meddows Taylor, drummer, singer and songwriter of the British rock band Queen
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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.
Roger the alien in American Dad
Roger Bochs, Box in the Marvel comics