Meaning & History
Means "famous ruler" from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and ric "ruler, mighty". This name was in use among the Visigoths; it was borne by their last king (also known as Rodrigo), who died fighting the Muslim invaders of Spain in the 8th century. It also had cognates in Old Norse and West Germanic, and Scandinavian settlers and Normans introduced it to England, though it died out after the Middle Ages. It was revived in the English-speaking world by Sir Walter Scott's 1811 poem The Vision of Don Roderick .
Other Languages & CulturesHroderich(Ancient Germanic) Hrœrekr(Ancient Scandinavian) Roderic(Catalan) Rodrigue(French) Rodrigo, Roi(Galician) Rory, Ruaidhrí, Ruarc, Ruaidrí, Ruairí(Irish) Rodrigo(Italian) Rodrigo, Rui, Ruy(Portuguese) Rurik(Russian) Rodrigo, Ruy(Spanish)
People think this name is
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Entry updated May 29, 2020