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What does Roderick mean?

Roderick \r(o)-deri-ck, rod(e)-rick\ as a boys' 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.


Variations

Roderick has 34 variants: Broderick, Brodrick, Brodryck, Rhoderick, Rhodric, Rod, Rodd, Rodderick, Roddie, Roddric, Roddrick, Roddy, Roderic, Roderich, Roderigo, Roderik, Roderyck, Rodric, Rodrick, Rodrigo, Rodrigue, Rodrigues, Rodriguez, Rodrik, Rodrique, Rodriquez, Rodryck, Rodryk, Roric, Rorick, Rory, Rurek, Rurik and Ruy.

For more on this name, see also related boy names Radek and Rhydderch.

Roderick has 1 more alternative form via Rodel: Rodell.

Roderick has 1 feminine form: Roderica.


Popularity

Roderick is a very popular first name for males (#345 out of 1220, Top 28%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#4723 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Roderick for boys. Roderick reached its top rank of #251 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Roderick name in U.S.

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

Popular variation forms of Roderick are Rory (#416 a year ago), Rodrigo (#488), Broderick (#973), Rod and Rodrick. These boy names were at the height of their popularity during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.3703%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.1872%, down 49.5%), with the forms Roderick, Rodrick and Rod becoming less in vogue. Rory (#416) and Rodrigo (#488) are two of the more contemporarily stylish birth names in this list. Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the boy name Roderick and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Broderick, Rod, Roderick, Rodrick, Rodrigo, Rory in U.S.

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


Similar Names

A recommended similar baby name is Goderick. This name tends to be less frequently used than Roderick.

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