Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

Old English cognate of Hrodger (see Roger). The name became unused after the Normans introduced Hrodger after their invasion. In the Old English poem Beowulf this is the name of the Danish king.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesHrodger(Ancient Germanic) Roger(Catalan) Roger, Rogier, Rutger(Dutch) Roger, Rodge, Rodger(English) Roger(French) Roger, Rüdiger(German) Rezső(Hungarian) Ruggero, Ruggiero(Italian) Ruth(Limburgish) Roar, Roger(Norwegian) Hróarr, Hróðgeirr(Old Norse) Rogério(Portuguese) Roger(Swedish)
Same SpellingHrothgar


Sources & References

  1. Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England, available from

Entry updated February 4, 2020