What does Hodge mean?
Hodge [hodge] as a name for boys is an Old English and Old German name, and the meaning of the name Hodge is "son of Roger; famous spearman". Hodge is a variant form of Hodgson (Old English). Hodge is also a derivative of Roger (Old German).
(male) Hodde, Horge, ..
(female) Hodger, Hodna, .. Middle name pairings:
Hodge Campbell (H.C.), ..
How popular is Hodge?
Hodge is a rare given name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#610 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Roger (#579 from recent data) and Rodger are the prominent alternative forms of Hodge (outside Top 2000). Other variants, like Rog, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Hodge was widespread in the 1940s (average #148) and is now significantly lower, with versions such as Roger going out of style. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Similar NamesRecommended names are Helge, Hobie, Hough, Howe, Howie, Hoyce, Jorge, Lodge and Ridge▲. These names tend to be more frequently used than Hodge.See names in meaning and etymology.