Roderick name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Roderick

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  1. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Roderick means "Red king".
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Medieval English name from Proto-Germanic *Hrōþirīks, revived after Walter Scott used it in a poem in 1811, where it is a translation of its Spanish cognate Rodrigo. Roderick is also used to anglicize Scottish Ruairidh and Welsh Rhydderch.

  1. A male given name from the Germanic languages.

Notable Persons Named Roderick

Notable Persons Named Roderick

Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart is a rock music, pop music, blue-eyed soul, blues rock, and folk rock musician. He plays Vocals. He was most active from 1961 to present. Rod was given the name Roderick David Stewart on January 10th, 1945 in Highgate, North London, England. Rod is also known as Rod the Mod".

Roddy McDowall

Roddy McDowall was an actor, photographer, and director. His most notable accomplishments were from 1938 to 1998. Roddy was given the name Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude McDowall on September 17th, 1928 in Herne Hill, London, England. He left this life on October 3rd, 1998.

Roderick Strong

Roderick Strong is a wrestler. Roderick was born on July 26th, 1983 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.


Dolla was a hip hop music rapping and songwriter. His most notable accomplishments were from 2000 to 2009. Dolla was given the name Roderick Anthony Burton II on November 25th, 1987 in Chicago. Dolla is also known as Bucklyte. He left this life on May 18th, 2009.

Rory Bremner

Rory Bremner is a comedian, impressionist, playwright, and impressionist (entertainment). His ongoing career started in 1985. Rory was given the name Roderick Keith Ogilvy Bremner on April 6th, 1961 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Roderick G. Strohl

His military service ended in 1945.

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    Talent Manager
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  • Rod de'Ath
  • Roddy Woomble
  • Rod Clements
  • Roderick MacFarquhar
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  • Roderick Briffa
    Soccer Player
  • Roderick Taylor

Notable Persons With the Last Name Roderick

Notable Persons With the Last Name Roderick

Brande Roderick

Brande Roderick is a model, actress, model (people), and actor. Brande was given the name Brande Nicole Roderick on June 13th, 1974 in Novato, California, U.S.

John Roderick

John Roderick is a musician. He was most active from 1998 to present. John was born on September 13th, 1968 in Seattle, US.

Libby Roderick

Libby Roderick is a folk music singing and songwriter. She plays Guitar and Vocals. She was most prominent from 1985 to present. Libby was given the name Elizabeth Roderick in 1958 in Anchorage, Alaska. Libby is also known as Roderick and Elizabeth.


Roderick is a soccer player for the Rio Ave F.C., Odivelas F.C., S.L. Benfica, Servette FC, Deportivo de La Coruña, S.L. Benfica B, Portugal national under-17 football team, Portugal national under-18 football team, and Portugal national under-19 football team. Roderick was born on March 30th, 1991 in Odivelas, Portugal.

Aaron Roderick

Aaron was born on December 20th, 1972 in Bountiful, Utah.

Judy Roderick

Judy Roderick was a folk music, blues, and country music singer, songwriter, guitarist, and singing. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1960 to 1980. Judy was given the name Judith Allen Roderick on December 14th, 1942 in Wyandotte, Michigan, USA. She left this life on January 22nd, 1992.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Roderick U.S.
  White 86.16% 64.26%
  African American 6.99% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.57% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.55% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.29% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.44% 16.26%

Of Last Name Roderick

People with the last name Roderick are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Roderick

  • How Popular is the name Roderick? Roderick is the 1,067th most popular name of all time. As a last name Roderick was the 4,987th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Roderick have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 46,880 babies born with the first name Roderick in the United States. That's more than enough people named Roderick to occupy the territory of Turks and Caicos Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 44,493 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Roderick? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Roderick first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Roderick is Saturday, July 14th, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Roderick born? The highest recorded use of the first name Roderick was in 1971 with a total of 1,056 babies. That's a lot of babies named Roderick!
  • Random Roderick Factoid: According to the 1975 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Roderick ranks 68th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Alabama. Imagine that, 81 babies in Alabama have the same name in 1975.
  • Weird things about the name Roderick: The name spelled backwards is Kciredor. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Kderroci. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Roderick? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 7,039 people with the last name Roderick.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Roderick? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Roderick as their last name.
  • Roderick name meaning

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