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In 2018, 57 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Roger who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 136th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/17/2018
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Roger is a classic name. It makes me think of the hilarious alien from American Dad and overall, a strong man who is patriotic about his country and beliefs. I find it funny how everyone thinks this name sounds too harsh, when so many of the same people complain names are too soft for a boy or sound feminine. Seems like the guys can’t have any names to themselves.
DanielRivera  6/17/2018
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Also used as a verb in the United Kingdom.
effayesso  11/7/2017
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Roger Fan is an American film, theater, and television actor best known for his collaborations with Justin Lin and his appearances in the films Annapolis, Finishing the Game and Better Luck Tomorrow.
lilolaf  7/22/2017
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Roger Yasukawa is an American auto racing driver. He was born in Los Angeles, California. He is of Japanese-American descent. Yasukawa started karting in Southern California, winning the California State Championship in 1991 in Junior Sportsman. He then moved to Italy to compete in JICA. He moved to car racing in 1997 in the Formula Vauxhall Junior Championship in England, before winning the West Coast Skip Barber Formula Dodge 2-Liter Championship in 1998. He moved back to the UK to compete in the inaugural Formula Palmer Audi Championship, before driving several years in the Barber Dodge Pro Series before moving up to the Toyota Atlantic championship in 2002 as a teammate to Ryan Hunter-Reay. He finished 10th in points.
lilolaf  6/6/2017
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Roger Kwok Chun-on is Hong Kong television actor who works on the TV station TVB. Kwok was born in Hong Kong and his native family roots are in Zhongshan, Guangdong. Kwok used to be a singer before becoming an actor.
cutenose  5/4/2017
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Roger Yasukawa is an American auto racing driver. He was born in Los Angeles, California. He is of Japanese-American descent.
lilolaf  3/8/2017
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Roger Mooking is a Canadian chef, musician, and TV host. Born in Trinidad and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Mooking was the host of the television series "Man Fire Food". He is also the host and co-creator of Everyday Exotic. Both programs aired on the Cooking Channel and Food Network Canada. He also appears on Heat Seekers with Aarón Sanchez on Food Network. Mooking has made guest appearances on shows such as Today, Good Morning America, The Marilyn Denis Show, Iron Chef America, Top Chef Canada, and Chopped: Canada. Mooking received a Juno Award for his R&B, funk, hip-hop trio Bass Is Base along with Chin Injeti and Ivana Santilli.
cutenose  3/1/2017
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Roger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 17 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). His accomplishments in professional tennis have led to him being regarded by many as the greatest tennis player of all time. Federer turned professional in 1998 and was continuously ranked in the top 10 from October 2002 to November 2016.
lilolaf  1/20/2017
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All I can really think of is "Who Framed Roger Rabbit." Love the movie, but that's also probably all I'd be able to see if I met a kid named Roger. It's not a bad name otherwise, but it's a little harsh sounding to my ears.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/10/2016
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Roger, or Hrodgaer, the Danish king in Beowulf, also seems to have a Hebrew name. Christians might notice HRoD there, or Herod, a Follower of The Way of Righteousness. HRD in pre-Masoretic Hebrew, and reversed into the alphabet, gives DRH, or, after Grimm's Law, DRK and TRH. DRK/TRH suggests Follower of The Way of Righteousness, or leader, as befits a king. The first syllable is DRK and the second is a fragment of the same, so he is a follower of the way twice over, or extra observant. TRH is also Torah, again meaning The Way of Righteousness. Beowulf contains the pre Masoretic Hebrew -LF, suggesting important, or elevated, or from a high place, like a wolf, from a Hebrew perspective.
hebrewmaestro  2/17/2016
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Roger offers a Hebrew fragment in which case it would be a remnant of DRK, or Way, suggesting the holder of the name is a Follower Of The Way of Righteousness. As such it would belong with Derek, Frederick, Roderick, Broderick, Padraig, Patricia, Tracey. Theresa, Peter (The Rock, i.e. dressed paving slab), Rock Hudson, Richard, Dorchester, Tarquin, Dirce, Mandrake, Drake, Patrick, Pedro, and about a hundred more across European languages, all suggesting Believer or Follower Of The Way Of Righteousness.
hebrewmaestro  2/17/2016
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Roger Chillingworth, from Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter", is a famous bearer.
thequeenmaker  1/30/2016
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Roger Casement was an Irish nationalist and anti-imperialist activist.
mymymetrocard  8/26/2015
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Roger Dooley is Chief of one of the SSR's offices in New York City and Peggy Carter's boss in season one of 'Agent Carter'. He is portrayed by Shea Whigham.
Feorsteorra  6/27/2015
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I think this is a great name. I personally wouldn't use it but would encourage others to.
Kathy D.  6/7/2015
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This name always reminds me of a bully. I guess it's because of Roger Klotz. I don't really like the sound of the name either.
Buneary  5/10/2015
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Also used in Norway, as you can see here: http://www.ssb.no/a/navn/gutter/roger.html [noted -ed]
I would say it's pronounced ROH-gehr in Norwegian.
Quamalamalam  3/28/2015
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I don't like this name very much. It reminds me too much of that Klotz guy from the TV show Doug.
frankieG  11/19/2014
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Roger is the name of the bully from the Nickelodeon series Doug.
lloydnash  11/15/2014
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Kind of harsh and throaty sounding.
Hushpuppy  5/25/2014
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The Jolly Roger is the name of the pirate flag.
ophelia  10/3/2013
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There is a book titled 'Amy and Roger's Epic Detour' by Morgan Matson.
― Anonymous User  7/28/2013
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Whenever I hear Roger, I just think of the character from Lord of the Flies, a 'furtive' boy who was eventually almost Jack's second-in-command.
Nekozawa  12/19/2012
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The Old English cognate is Hreðgar. Hroðgar is the Danish form. Not only is Hroðgar in Beowulf a Danish king, but Beowulf is an English adaptation of a Danish epic composed after much of the Northeast had come under the rule of settlers from Denmark, introducing Danish words and names to England; and when Danish kings such as Cnut ruled England.

The High German Hruodi evolved into the Ruad-, Rud- and Ruger variants, as well as the Rodger forms.
thegriffon  6/8/2012
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Roger Bissière (1886-1964) was a French painter.
― Anonymous User  9/18/2011
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During the Elizabethan era, "Roger" was a slang term for beggars and vagrants who "pretended scholarship;" and "Old Roger" was a nickname for the devil.
― Anonymous User  4/7/2011
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Related to Rodiger, a medieval name.
JW41926  4/12/2010
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Roger Radcliffe- character in the Disney version of "101 Dalmatians". He is the musician who owns Pongo- the dog hero. Love it!
JW41926  4/12/2010
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No one remembers Roger Miller? Sigh. People these days don't know what good music is. And Roger Taylor. Only a member of the only good band in the world; Queen.
lillyanna  10/17/2009
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Roger Linus, the father of Benjamin Linus in the TV show LOST. His character is a drunk who treats his son like dirt because his wife- Ben's mother- died during childbirth. As a result of this I now name all abusive fathers in my stories Roger. *nod*
Ayla  7/4/2009
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Another one of this is Roger Penske, American auto racing personality.
NASCAR MAN 14  11/28/2008
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Author Roger Erskine Longrigg b. May 1, 1929 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He wrote "Gemini", "Suffer Little Children" and even had a tv miniseries back in '89. He went by pen names:
Domini Taylor
Ivor Drummond
Frank Parrish.
Passed away in March 18 2000.
_0TophasNails_1  11/26/2008
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To me this name sounds like it would belong to a soldier. He's tough, rugged, intelligent, slick and is loyal to the death. But he also has a soft, funny and even sexy side to him as well. I've only met one Roger, and he was definitely hilarious!
_0TophasNails_1  11/26/2008
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Roger sounds like a rich middle aged alcoholic.
yohevid  9/28/2008
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Although this is the name of the ingenious Halcyon High guy, my impression of this name is that it's borne by rather dorky and sexist old farts. It doesn't sound very pleasant; in fact, the name has a harsh sound to it.
slight night shiver  5/4/2008
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This is one of those names that I just find really, really cool. At first I didn't think very much of it, but then the assosiations of Roger Taylor, Roger Daltry and Roger Waters (plus Roger Barrett, aka Syd Barrett) made me like it more. As much as I'd like to, though, I don't think I'd name one of my kids this (if I ever have kids; I'm only 13). I just couldn't imagine calling a kid Roger. It just wouldn't work for some reason. I'd definitely use it for a character in a story (which I have done several times). I prefer to spell it Rodger, though I'm not sure why. (It could be that when you add the D, it looks more complete.) It's just such a cool name.
Pippin  4/6/2008
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In French the final R is mute: ro-zhe. [noted -ed]
Miss Claire  3/20/2008
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There was Roger Keith Barrett, formed lead singer and guitarist for the band Pink Floyd. He is better known, however, under the pseudonym of Syd Barrett, which he took upon joining the band. They kicked him out of the band after recording just two albums with him, because he took drugs that made him go mad. He died July 7, 2008. Mostly I remember him as the genius who threw it away.
Pippin  3/16/2008
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"Dodge" is a variant of Roger and can be given in place of Roger if one wants to name a boy after a relative with the less-fashionable older name.
leananshae  11/25/2007
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Also a popular surname, as in Mr. Rogers, Kenny, Mimi, Ginger, Roy, Will, Dale Evans, and many others.
Keeper76  8/14/2007
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This is my gramps name and he is a preacher. I love how strong it sounds and every time I think of the name it makes me feel protected, I geuss you would call it. Anywho love the name.
tinabe  7/22/2007
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Roger Hamley is a character in Elizabeth Gaskell's novel "Wives and Daughters."
― Anonymous User  4/16/2007
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Roger Taylor was the drummer for the British rock band Queen.
Faith  2/25/2007
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Roger is the name of the hero Lyra's good friend in His Dark Materials series by Phillip Pullman.
scarletquillraven  2/13/2007
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Listen to the German pronunciation of Roger here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html
_satu_  2/13/2007
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Roger Daltry, of the Who!
― Anonymous User  11/5/2006
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Roger Delgado played "The Master" in Doctor Who.
The_Rogue  11/5/2006
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Roger Waters was in Pink Floyd and was the main songwriter.
pink_floyd_fan  7/23/2006
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There was a missionary named Roger Youderian who was murdered along with four other missionaries in the jungles of Ecuador.
― Anonymous User  7/10/2006
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Usually, in Switzerland Roger is pronounced more like RO-SHEY.
swisssugar  5/23/2006
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Roger Federer, Swiss tennis star. He pronounces his name the English way, because his mother is South-African.
swisssugar  5/23/2006
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My name is Rogerio, and I'm from Brazil. but for the last fifteen years I've been living here in the United States.

On the begin I used to tell people my name, but after while I realize how it was difficult for people to understand my name even though when I told them that it is like Roger fallowed by (i and O).
To make the long story shorty I just tell people that my name is Roger.
I'm afraid that if one they I move to France, to make easier to the French people I'm gonna have to change my name to Roge, and I'm not to found of this name cause sounds too gay for me.
kingkong77  3/17/2006
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*Roger* is a strong, beefed up name. I love it.
― Anonymous User  2/6/2006
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Roger Davis is one of the main characters in the Broadway show and movie, "RENT". Roger Davies is a minor character in the Harry Potter books.
Lyra Persephone  12/28/2005
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Roger Ebert is a famous film critic.
― Anonymous User  12/20/2005
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"Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" is the name of a film that came out in 1988.
― Anonymous User  12/18/2005
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Roger Moore is an actor known for playing James Bond.
breakofday  12/16/2005
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Roger Bart (born September 29, 1962) stars as George Williams, the murderous, controlling pharmacist in love with customer Bree Van De Kemp on the popular soap-dramedy "Desperate Housewives".
AndrewJKD  11/26/2005
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Roger is a strong name often meaning the king of the house.
― Anonymous User  6/27/2005
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Also used in Catalan (see top 100 list).
fcalafell  3/21/2005

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