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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. HAHJ(Middle English)
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Other Forms FormsHodgin

Meaning & History

Medieval diminutive of Roger. The change in the initial consonant is said to have been caused by the way the velar Norman R was pronounced by the English.

(Note: The nickname may have occasionally been given in reference to Middle English hodge "hog".)
Added 7/25/2011 by Kate
Edited 3/28/2012 by SeaHorse15