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Meaning & History

Old English cognate of Hrodger (see ROGER). The name became unused after the Normans introduced Hrodger after their invasion. In the Old English poem 'Beowulf' this is the name of the Danish king.
VariantHrothgar
Other Languages & CulturesHrodger Ancient Germanic Hróarr, Hróðgeirr Ancient Scandinavian Roger Catalan Roger Danish Roger, Rogier, Rutger Dutch Roger, Rodge, Rodger English Roger French Roger, Rüdiger German Ruggero, Ruggiero Italian Ruth Limburgish Roar, Roger Norwegian Rogério Portuguese Roger Swedish
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kings, literature, weapons
Entry updated October 20, 2016   Contribute