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pinWhat does Roderick mean?

Roderick /rod-er-ick/ as a boys' name is pronounced RAH-der-ik. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Roderick is "famous power".

Germanic name from hrod "fame", and ric "rule, power". It was used in Celtic to anglicize Rhodri and Rhydderch. In Scotland, it was used for Ruairidh (see Rory). Literary: "The Vision of Don Roderick" was a 1811 poem by Sir Walter Scott. See also Rodel.


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.

Related boy name: Radek.

Roderick has 2 more alternative forms via Rodel, Rory: Rorik and Rorric.

Roderick has 1 feminine form: Roderica.

Kreatif forms: Reederick, Roderickky. [more]

pinHow popular is Roderick?

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 statistics of Roderick for boys. Roderick reached its top rank of #251 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not listed at the moment. (Top Birth Names, 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. Other variants, like Rorik, are seldom used. These relations of Roderick were popular as baby names during 1960-1969 (median #629) and are somewhat less common today (#812, 49.5%), with the forms Roderick, Rodrick and Rod becoming less in vogue. Rory and Rodrigo are two of the more contemporarily stylish birth names in this list.

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

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

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Recommended similar baby names are Aerick, Alberick, Alerick, Allerick, Andrick, Broderic, Cedrick, Corrick, Dedrick, Diederick, Eddrick, Ederic, Ederick, Edrick, Godric, Godrick, Jedrick, Jerick, Kedrick, Maverick, Melderick, Rogerio, Sedrick, Tedrick and Yorick. These names tend to be less frequently used than Roderick.