What does Roger mean?

Roger means "famous warrior; famous"

How do we pronounce Roger?

Roger \ro-ger, rog-er\ is a boy's name. It consists of 5 letters and 2 syllables.

The baby boy name Roger is pronounced RAAJHahR (English) or RowZHEH (French) 1.

1 Pronunciation for Roger: R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; ZH as in "beige (B.EY.ZH" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)"

What is the origin of Roger?

Roger has its origins in the Germanic language. It is used largely in the English, French, and German languages. The meaning of the name is 'famous warrior; famous spear'. Two-element name from hruod + ger meaning 'fame' + 'spear' respectively. The name is derived via Norman French from Old German. Hrodger (Germanic) was introduced by the Normans into England, replacing the native Hrothgar (Old English); the latter was borne by a legendary Danish king who was mentioned in Anglo-Saxon epics such as Beowulf and Widsith. As a Norman name, it was borne by the king of Sicily, Roger I (1031-1101) and his son Roger II (1095-1154). The Domesday Book recorded the name in the form Rogerus (Latinized). The name remained popular in the Middle Ages, saw a drop in use from the 16th century from its peasant associations, as medieval diminutives like Hodge, Hodgekin, and Dodge became the typical names of agricultural labourers. These nicknames gave rise to various surnames that have survived to this day, but as diminutives they soon dropped out of use, leading in part to a revival of the name Roger in the 19th century. The name has traditionally been used in the term 'Jolly Roger' for the pirate's symbolic black flag with white skull and crossbones. The name Roger is used to a great extent; it has 33 derivatives that are used in both English and foreign languages. Derivatives of Roger used in English comprise name Dodge, Hodge name popularity, Hodges definition, short names for Raj, baby name Rodgers, what does the name Rog mean, Rogelio name variations (used in Spanish as well), short names for Rogerick, Rogers name popularity, name Rogiero meaning, Rojay meaning of name, what does the name Rufiger mean, what does the name Rutger mean (used in Dutch and Scandinavian as well), Ruttger pronounciation, and Rüdiger name (used in German as well). The short form name Rodge, the familiar form Rogie definition, and the variant spellings Rodger meaning and origin and Ronger meaning and origin are other English forms. Foreign derivatives comprise the Polish Gerek pronounciation, the Hawaiian baby name Lokela, the German short names for Rieger, the Scandinavian Roar pronounciation, the Portuguese and Spanish what does the name Rogerio mean, the Hungarian short names for Rogerios, the Portuguese baby name Rogério, the Dutch name Rogier meaning, the German Rötger meaning of name, the German Rudger name variations, the German meaning of Rudiger, the Italian Ruggerio name popularity, the Italian Ruggero name variations, and the Italian nicknames for Ruggiero. See also the related form, the English, Irish, and Scottish Rory name. Roger is an all-time favorite. Today it is still rather popular as a baby boy name, but not as considerably as it was before. At the peak of its usage in 1945, 0.769% of baby boys were given the name Roger. It was #22 in rank then. The baby name has substantially fallen in popularity since then, and is currently used only on a modest scale. In 2010, it ranked at #511 with a usage of 0.025%, was nonetheless the most popular out of all boy names in its family. Roger was used 58% more than the 2nd most popular name, Rogelio name popularity, in 2010.

The following famous people share the name Roger:

  • Actor Roger Moore, born 14 October 1927, London, England
  • Baseball Player Roger Maris, born 10 September 1934 - 14 December 1985, Hibbing, Minnesota
  • Filmmaker Roger Corman, born 5 April 1926, Detroit, Michigan
  • Filmmaker Roger Vadim, born Roger Vadim Plemiannikov 28 January 1928 - 11 February 2000, Paris, France
  • Naturalist Roger Tory Peterson, born 28 August 1908 - 28 July 1996, Jamestown, New York
  • Runner Roger Bannister, born 23 March 1929, Harrow, Middlesex, England
  • Tennis Player Roger Federer, born 8 August 1981, Basel, Switzerland.

List of baby names that is pronounced like Roger:

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The baby name Roger fun facts:

The name Roger in reverse order is "Regor".

The numerological value of the name Roger is number 9, which means humanitarian, giving nature, selflessness, obligations, creative expression.

How popular is Roger?

Roger is in the top names in USA.

Source: https://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames