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What does Rutger mean?

Rutger Pronunciation of Rutger [rut-ger] as a name for boys is of Old German derivation, and the name Rutger means "famous spearman". Rutger is a Dutch form of Roger (Old German).

Associated with: famous.


Rutger has 1 variant: Ruttger.

6 more relations via Roger: Rodge, Rodger, Rogers, Rufiger, Ruggero and Ruggiero.

Creative forms:
(male) Ruger, ..

(female) Rutgerri, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rutger Koda (R.K.), ..

How popular is Rutger?

Rutger is an unusual given name for males. Rutger is an uncommon last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Rutger (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000 are Roger (#579 in recent rankings), Rogers and Rodger. These forms of Rutger were favored as birth names 8 decades ago (average #287) and have become significantly less popular since (#1526, 96.7% less usage), with versions such as Rodger becoming somewhat outmoded. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Allger, Altaer, Alter, Arther, Berger, Buhler, Buster, Butler, Buttler, Cutler, Cuyler, Eadger, Elger, Fuller, Gautier, Greger, Gunner, Gunther, Hunter, Jaeger, Jagger, Kuefer (see Kiefer), Lother, Louther, Luther, Mather, Muller, Muneer, Potter, Rafer, Rainer, Rainger, Range, Ranger, Ranier, Rayder, Rayner, Reagen, Regen, Regner, Reiner, Ridder, Rider, Ridge, Riker, Ritter, River, Roper, Rothe, Rover, Royer, Rube, Ruben, Rudee, Rudey, Rudie, Rudiger, Ruel, Rugby, Rune, Rupert, Rurek, Russel, Rutley, Ryker, Seeger, Seger, Sumner, Teger, Tiger, Tigger, Torger, Tucker, Tupper and Turner. These names tend to be more commonly used than Rutger.

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