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What does Rodel mean?

Rodel [ro-del] as a boys' name is pronounced roh-DEL. It is of French origin. Variant of Roderick.


Rodel has 1 variant: Rodell.

Rodel has 12 more relations via Roderick: Rod, Rodd, Roddie, Roddy, Roderic, Roderik, Rodric, Rodrik, Rodryk, Roric, Rory and Rurek.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Radel, Ridel, ..

(female) Rodelle, Rodellee, ..

How popular is Rodel?

Rodel is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#99214 out of 150436, Top 66%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Prominent variation forms of Rodel (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 are Rod, Rodd, Roddy, Roderic, Roderick (#1080 in recent rankings) and Rory (#416). Other variants, like Roric, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Rodel was at its most widespread during 1960-1969 (average #744) and is somewhat less today (#1582, 50%), with versions like Rod becoming less in vogue. Roderick has been the overall favorite, although Rory appears to be getting popular too. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the boy name Rodel and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rod, Rodd, Roddy, Roderic, Roderick, Rory in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rory outside U.S.

Similar Names

Rodel is pronounced similarly to Rudelle and Rydell. Other recommended names are Abdel, Adel, Ardel, Cadel, Edel, Eudel, Fidel, Howel, Joel, Jorel, Kordel, Lovel, Lowel, Noel, Nowel, Powel, Radek, Rafel, Randel, Ravel, Reuel, Rhodes, Rider, Rigel, Rodas, Rodeo, Rodge, Rodger, Rodnee, Rodney, Rodolf, Roe, Roger, Roley, Rome, Romeo, Ronal, Ronel, Roneld, Ronell, Roper, Rorey, Roul, Rover, Rowe, Rowell, Rowen, Rowl, Royal, Royden, Royer, Rozen, Rudee, Rudey, Ruel, Ryden, Ryder, Sorel, Udel, Videl and Yoel. These names tend to be more commonly used than Rodel.