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What does Rodger mean?

Rodger Pronunciation of Rodger [rodger] as a boys' name is of Old German derivation, and the meaning of Rodger is "famous spearman". Rodger is a version of Roger (Old German).

Associated with: famous.


11 different relations via Roger: Dodge, Hodge, Rodge, Rog, Rogerio, Rogers, Rogiero, Rufiger, Ruggero, Rutger and Ruttger.

Creative forms:
(male) Reedger, ..

(female) Rodgerri, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rodger Braydon (R.B.), ..

How popular is Rodger?

Rodger is a very prominent first name for men (#525 out of 1220, Top 43%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#15217 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Rodger was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its peak position of #272 in the U.S. during 1940-1949, but is not listed currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rodger name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Roger (#579 from current records) and Rogers are the popular varying forms of Rodger appearing in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Rodge, are uncommon. These forms of Rodger were popular 8 decades ago (median #287) and have become much less popular since (#1526, 97%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rodger, Roger, Rogers in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rodger and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Alger, Allger, Berger, Bonner, Bridger, Colver, Cooper, Dover, Eadger, Eder, Elder, Ellger (see Alger), Fowler, Hodges, Homer, Hooker, Hopper, Hyder, Jader, Jaeger, Joyner, Konner, Lodge, Nadeer, Peder, Porter, Potter, Qadeer, Radbert, Radek, Radlee, Radley, Rainger, Ranger, Ranier, Reagen, Regner, Ridder, Rider, Ridge, Rigel, Ritter, Roane, Robben, Robers, Robert, Roche, Rodel, Rodeo, Roderic, Rodman, Rodnee, Rodney, Rodnie, Rodolf, Rodric, Rogan, Rome, Romney, Roper, Rorey, Rorke, Rover, Rowen, Royce, Royer, Royle, Rudiger, Ryden, Ryder, Sadler, Sommer, Tiger, Torger and Tower. These names tend to be less commonly used than Rodger.

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