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