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What does Ruggiero mean?

Ruggiero Pronunciation of Ruggiero [rug-giero] as a boys' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Ruggiero is "famous spearman". Ruggiero is a variant form of Roger (Old German).

Associated with: famous.


3 related forms via Roger: Rogiero, Ruggero and Rutger.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Ruggiero Brigham (R.B.), ..

How popular is Ruggiero?

Ruggiero is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#3583 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only prominent varying form of Ruggiero (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000 is Roger (#579 in 2015). Adoption of this form of Ruggiero was at its most widespread 8 decades ago (adoption of 0.72%) and has become much lower since (adoption 0.03%, 97% less), with Roger becoming less trendy. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Auggie, Gualtiero, Guntero (see Gunther), Haviero (see Javier), Javiero, Lutero, Oliviero, Piero, Rainier, Ramiro, Ranger, Ranier, Ranieri, Raniero, Raynier, Rayniero, Reggie, Regino, Regner, Reinier, Renier, Renjiro, Rigobert, Rigoberto, Rodger, Rogerio, Rogers, Rubino, Rubio, Rudie, Rudiger, Rufaro, Ruffino, Rufiger (see Roger), Rufino, Rupert, Ruperto, Ruttger (see Roger) and Saviero. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ruggiero.

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