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Meaning and name origin

Roderick \r(o)-deri-ck, rod(e)-rick\ as a boy's 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 variant forms: Broderick, Brodrick, Brodryck, Rhoderick, Rhodric, Rod, Rodd, Rodderick, Roddie, Roddric, Roddrick, Roddy, Roderic, Roderich, Roderigo, Roderik, Roderyck, Rodric, Rodrick, Rodrik, Rodrigo, Rodrigue, Rodrigues, Rodriguez, Rodrique, Rodriquez, Rodryck, Rodryk, Roric, Rorick, Rory, Rurek, Rurik and Ruy.

For more information, see also related boy names Radek and Rhydderch.

There is 1 feminine form of Roderick: Roderica.


Roderick is a very popular first name for males (#345 out of 1220, Top 28%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#3943 out of 88799, Top 4%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Roderick for boys. Roderick reached its highest rank of #251 in the U.S. in 1970-1979 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Roderick and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Rory (#416), Rodrigo (#488), Broderick (#973), Roderick, Rod and Rodrick. (Source: 2014 Birth Name 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 suggested similar baby name is Goderick. This name tends to be less commonly used than Roderick.