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pinWhat does Roger mean?

Roger /ro-ger/ [2 sylls.] 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.

Kreatif forms: Radger, Rogerra, Rogerru. [more]

pinHow 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 popularity of Roger for boys. Roger reached its peak rank of #25 in the U.S. in the 1940s, 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 the years 1940-1949 (usage of 0.6185%) and is now much lower (usage 0.159%, 74.3%), with the versions Rogelio, Roger, Rodger and Rogers becoming less trendy. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 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.

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