Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. ro-DHREE-gho(Spanish) roo-DREE-goo(European Portuguese) ho-DREE-goo(Brazilian Portuguese) ro-DREE-go(Italian)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Galician form of Roderick, via the Latinized Gothic form Rudericus. A notable bearer was Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, also known as El Cid, an 11th-century Spanish military commander.

Related Names

DiminutivesRuy(Spanish) Rui, Ruy(Portuguese) Roi(Galician)
Other Languages & CulturesRoderic(Catalan) Roderick, Rod, Roddy(English) Rodrigue(French) Hroderich(Germanic) Hroþireiks, Rudericus(Gothic) Hrōþirīks(Old Germanic) Hrǿríkr, Hrœrekr(Old Norse) Rurik(Russian)
Surname DescendantsRodrigo, Rodrigues(Portuguese) Rodrigo, Rodríguez, Rodriguez, Rodriquez(Spanish)


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Name Days

Latvia: September 25
Spain: March 13


Entry updated June 9, 2023