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Meaning and name origin

Roger \r(o)-ger\ as a boy's 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.

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


Roger is a very popular first name for males (#50 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#4622 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Roger for boys (2015 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Roger and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Rodger, Rogelio, Roger and Rogers. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Rodger, Rogelio, Roger, Rogers in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Riker, Roper, Rover, Royer and Ryker. These names tend to be less commonly used than Roger.


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