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What does Hodge mean?

Hodge Pronunciation of 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).


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, famous


OTHER FORMS VIA HODGSON, ROGER Dodge, Hodges, Rodge, Rodger, Rog

(male) Hodde, ..

(female) Hodna, ..

Hodge Wilson (H.W.), ..

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?

Roger (#636 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, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rodger, Roger in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hodge and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Helge, Hobie, Hough, Howe, Howie, Hoyce, Jorge, Lodge and Ridge. These names tend to be more frequently used than Hodge.

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