Usage Ancient Scandinavian
Meaning & History
Old Norse name, derived from the element hróðr "fame" combined with either geirr "spear" (making it a relation of HRÓÐGEIRR), arr "warrior" or varr "vigilant, cautious". This is the name of a legendary Danish king, the same one who is featured in the Anglo-Saxon poem 'Beowulf' with the name Hroðgar.
Other Languages & CulturesHrodger(Ancient Germanic) Hroðgar, Hrothgar(Anglo-Saxon) 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)
Sources & References
- Viking Answer Lady Webpage, available from http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONNames.shtml