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Meaning and Name Origin

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.


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 information, see also related boy names Radek and Rhydderch.

Roderick has 1 more alternative form via Rodel: Rodell.

Roderick has 1 feminine form: Roderica.


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 (#3943 out of 88799, Top 4%). (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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the boy name Roderick and affiliated names. Popular variation forms of Roderick ranked in the Top 1000 are Rory (#416 a year ago), Rodrigo (#488), Broderick (#973), Rod and Rodrick. These boy names were at the height of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 and have become significantly less popular since, 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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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.