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What does Roger mean?

Roger Pronunciation of 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.

Variations

Roger has 15 variants: Dodge, Hodge, Rodge, Rodger, Rog, Rogelio, Rogerio, Rogers, Rogiero, Rojay, Rufiger, Ruggero, Ruggiero, Rutger and Ruttger.

Creative forms:
(male) Radger, Rudger, ..

(female) Rogerra, Rogerre, ..

Middle name pairings:
Roger Lewis (R.L.), ..

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)

Charted below is the baby name statistics of Roger for boys. Roger reached its peak rank of #24 in the U.S. in the 1940s, and is currently at #579. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Displayed below is a study of the ranking of Roger and associated 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.

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested 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.

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