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What does Roger mean?

Roger Pronunciation of Roger 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH 19th century


VARIANTS Dodge, Hodge, Rodge, Rodger, Rog, Rogelio, Rogerio, Rogers, Rogiero, Rojay, Rufiger, Ruggero, Ruggiero, Rutger, Ruttger

(male) Radger, ..

(female) Rone, ..

Roger Yusuf (R.Y.), ..

How 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)

Roger reached its peak rank of #24 in the U.S. in the 1940s, and is currently at #636. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular related forms of Roger (#636 VIA LATEST LIST) ranked in the Top 2000 are Rogelio (#902), Rodger and Rogers. Usage of these relations of Roger was widespread during the years 1940-1949 (AVERAGE #382) and is now much lower, with versions such as Rodger becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 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.

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Alger, Dover, Elger, Gomer, Gower, Homer, Rafer, Ranger, Regen, Regner, Rider, Rigel, Riker, River, Robers, Robert, Rodel, Rodeo, Roe, Rogan, Roley, Rome, Romeo, Ronel, Roper, Rorey, Rover, Rowe, Rowen, Royer, Rozen, Ryder, Ryker, Seger, Teger, Tiger, Torger and Tower. These names tend to be less frequently used than Roger.

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