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What does Roderic mean?

Roderic Pronunciation of Roderic [roder-ic] as a boys' name is of Old German derivation, and the name Roderic means "famous power". Roderic is a Scottish form of Roderick (Old German): Germanic name from hrod "fame".

Associated with: scottish, famous, power.


Roderic has 4 variants: Rhoderick, Rodderick, Roderik and Roderyck.

15 more different relations via Roderick: Broderick, Rhodric, Roddie, Roddric, Roddrick, Roderich, Roderigo, Rodric, Rodrick, Rodrigo, Rodrik, Rodryck, Rodryk, Roric and Rorick.

Creative forms:
(male) Rideric, Roderke, ..

(female) Roderie, Roderri, ..

Middle name pairings:
Roderic Zander (R.Z.), ..

How popular is Roderic?

Roderic is an unusual given name for males. Roderic is also an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Roderic was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its peak position of #1042 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Roderic name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Broderick (#1166 from recent data), Roderick (#1066), Rodrick and Rodrigo (#460) are the popular alternative forms of Roderic. Other variants, like Roddrick, are seldom used. These forms of Roderic reached the peak of their popularity 5 decades ago (median #735) and are somewhat less common today (#1338, down 37%), with forms like Roderick becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Roderic, Broderick, Roderick, Rodrick, Rodrigo in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Adelric, Aeric, Aimeric, Alberic, Aldric, Aleric, Alleric, Andric, Audric, Aymeric, Balderic, Beric, Broderic (see Broderick), Brodric (see Broderick), Cedric, Dedric, Deric, Dieric (see Dirk), Domenic, Ederic, Edric, Frederic, Goderick, Godric, Jeric, Kedric, Padric, Rider, Robers, Robert, Roberto, Rodel, Rodell, Rodeo, Rodger, Rodnie, Rogelio, Roger, Rogerio, Rogers, Roper, Rorik, Rorric, Rosario, Rover, Royer, Ryder, Sedric and Tedric. These names tend to be more commonly used than Roderic.

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