Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

From Old Norse hróðr "praise, fame" and geirr "spear", making it a cognate of Hrodger (see Roger).

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesHroðgar, Hrothgar(Anglo-Saxon) Roger(Catalan) Roger, Rogier, Rutger(Dutch) Roger, Rodge, Rodger(English) Roger(French) Roger, Rüdiger(German) Hrodger(Germanic) Rezső(Hungarian) Ruggero, Ruggiero(Italian) Ruth(Limburgish) Roar, Roger(Norwegian) Hrōþigaizaz(Old Germanic) Rogério(Portuguese) Rogelio(Spanish) Roger(Swedish)


Sources & References

  1. Viking Answer Lady Webpage, available from
Entry updated December 7, 2022