Gender Masculine
Usage Italian
Pronounced Pron. rood-JEH-ro

Meaning & History

Italian form of Roger. This is the name of a Saracen knight in the epic poems Orlando Innamorato (1483) by Matteo Maria Boiardo and Orlando Furioso (1532) by Ludovico Ariosto, as well as several operas based on the poems.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesHrodger(Ancient Germanic) Hroðgar, Hrothgar(Anglo-Saxon) Roger(Catalan) Roger, Rogier, Rutger(Dutch) Rodge, Rodger, Roger(English) Roger(French) Roger, Rüdiger(German) Rezső(Hungarian) Ruth(Limburgish) Roar, Roger(Norwegian) Hróarr, Hróðgeirr(Old Norse) Rogério(Portuguese) Roger(Swedish)
Surname DescendantsRuggiero, Ruzzier(Italian)
Entry updated February 4, 2020