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Meaning and Name Origin

Roger \r(o)-ger\ 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.


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


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 (#4622 out of 88799, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Roger for boys. Roger reached its peak rank of #25 in the U.S. during 1940-1949, and is currently at #584. (2014 Birth 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 usage of Roger and associated names. Popular related forms of Roger (#584 a year ago) ranked in the Top 1000 are Rogelio (#780 a year ago), Rogers and Rodger. Usage of these boy names was at its apex during 1940-1949 and is now much lower, with the versions Rogelio, Roger, Rogers and Rodger becoming less trendy. (2014 Birth 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 frequently used than Roger.