Meaning and name origin
Roderick \r(o)-deri-ck, rod(e)-rick\ as a boy's name is pronounced RAH-der-ik. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Roderick is "famous power". Roderic and Rodric are Scottish forms. See also Rodel.
Roderick▼ has 34 variant forms: Broderick, Brodrick, Brodryck, Rhoderick, Rhodric, Rod▼, Rodd, Rodderick, Roddie, Roddric, Roddrick, Roddy, Roderic, Roderich, Roderigo, Roderik, Roderyck, Rodric, Rodrick▼, Rodrik, Rodrigo▲, Rodrigue, Rodrigues, Rodriguez, Rodrique, Rodriquez, Rodryck, Rodryk, Roric, Rorick, Rory▲, Rurek, Rurik and Ruy.
There is 1 feminine form of Roderick: Roderica.
Roderick is a very popular first name for males (#345 out of 1220, Top 28%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#3943 out of 88799, Top 4%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Roderick for boys. Roderick reached its highest rank of #251 in the U.S. in 1970-1979 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Roderick and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Rory (#416), Rodrigo (#488), Broderick (#973), Roderick, Rod and Rodrick. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Goderick. This name tends to be less commonly used than Roderick.