What does Roderick mean?
Roderick /rod-er-ick/ [3 sylls.] 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 1 feminine form: Roderica.Kreatif forms: Reederick, Roderickky. [more]
How 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 popularity 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 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Popular variation forms of Roderick are Rory (#416 a year ago), Rodrigo (#488), Broderick (#973), Rod and Rodrick. Variants like Rorric are seldom used. 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%, ▼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.