What does Roger mean?
Roger [roger] as a boys' name is pronounced ROH-jer, RAH-jer. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Roger is "famous spearman". Popular in the Middle Ages and the 19th and 20th centuries. Rutger is a form, made familiar in modern times by actor Rutger Hauer. Actor Roger Moore; opera singer Ruggiero Raimondi.
Associated with: 19th century.
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(female) Rogerre, .. Middle name pairings:
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How popular is Roger?
Roger is a very prominent first name for males (#50 out of 1220, Top 4%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#6696 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Roger reached its peak rank of #24 in the U.S. in the 1940s, and is currently at #579. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular related forms of Roger (#579 via latest list) ranked in the Top 2000 are Rogelio (#833 via latest list), Rogers and Rodger. Usage of these relations of Roger was widespread during the years 1940-1949 (average #382) and is now much lower, with versions such as Rogers becoming somewhat dated.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Alger, Dover, Elger, Gomer, Gower, Homer▼, Rafer, Ranger, Regen, Regner, Rider, Rigel, Riker, River▲, Robers, Robert▼, Rodel, Rodeo, Roe, Rogan, Roley, Rome, Romeo▲, Ronel, Roper, Rorey, Rover, Rowe, Rowen▲, Royer, Rozen, Ryder▲, Ryker▲, Seger, Teger, Tiger, Torger and Tower. These names tend to be less frequently used than Roger.See names in meaning and etymology.