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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.

Related Names

VariantHrothgar
Other Languages & CulturesHrodger(Ancient Germanic) Hróarr, Hróðgeirr(Ancient Scandinavian) Roger(Catalan) 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 SpellingHrothgar

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Sources & References

  1. Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England, available from http://www.pase.ac.uk/jsp/index.jsp.
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