Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. FRO-do(English)

Meaning & History

Derived from the Germanic element frod meaning "wise". This was the name of the hobbit hero in The Lord of the Rings (1954) by J. R. R. Tolkien, who used Old English to translate some hobbit names (Frodo's real name was Maura). In the novel Frodo Baggins was the bearer of the One Ring on the quest to destroy it in Mount Doom.

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Entry updated November 16, 2019