Given Name HROÐGAR

GENDER: Masculine

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.
VARIANT: Hrothgar
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Hrodger (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)
SAME SPELLING: Hrothgar

Sources & References

Categories

kings, literature, weapons
Entry updated October 20, 2016