Gender Masculine
Usage Spanish
Pronounced Pron. ro-KHEH-lyo  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Spanish form of the Late Latin name Rogellus or Rogelius. This was probably related to the Germanic name Hrodger (see Roger), perhaps a remnant of a Visigothic cognate. It has also been suggested that it could be derived from a diminutive of the Latin name Rogatus [1]. Saint Rogellus was a 9th-century martyr from Córdoba.

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) Hróarr, Hróðgeirr(Old Norse) Rogério(Portuguese) Roger(Swedish)


People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   natural   wholesome   strong   strange   complex   serious  

Name Days

Spain: September 16


Sources & References

  1. Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of First Names. Oxford, 1990, page 284.
Entry updated December 7, 2022