Rodger 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 Rodger

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International Interest
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  1. A patronymic surname​ derived from Roger.
  2. A male given name from the Germanic languages; a spelling variant of Roger reinforced by the surname.

Notable Persons Named Rodger

Notable Persons Named Rodger

Rodger Bumpass

Rodger Bumpass is an actor, voice actor, writer, and producer. He has been prominent since 1977. Rodger was given the name Rodger Albert Bumpass on November 20th, 1951 in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Rodger is also known as Roger Bumpass.

Rodger Corser

Rodger Corser is an actor. He was most prominent from 2000 to present. Rodger was born Rodger Corser on February 28th, 1973 in Victoria (Australia).

Rodger Saffold

Rodger Saffold is a football player for the Los Angeles Rams. Rodger was born on June 6th, 1988 in Bedford, Ohio.

Rodger Young

Rodger Young is a military person. He holds the title The Ballad of Rodger Young. His military service ended in 1943.

Rodger Ward

Rodger Ward is a formula one racer.

Rodger Davies

Rodger was born on May 7th, 1921. He died on August 19th, 1974.

  • Rodger Davis
    Golf Player
  • Rodger Randle
    Member of the Oklahoma Senate
  • Rodger Dean Duncan
    Business Consultant
  • Rodger Doxsey

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rodger

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rodger

Struan Rodger

Struan was born on September 18th, 1946.

Peter Rodger

Peter Rodger is a filmmaker, photographer, and commercial director. Peter was given the name Peter Anthony Rodger by his parent George Rodger on April 6th, 1965 in England.

George Rodger

George Rodger was a photographer. George was born on March 19th, 1908 in Hale, Cheshire, England. George is also known as George William A Rodger. He died on July 24th, 1995.

Doctor The Lord Rodger of Earlsferry

Doctor The Lord Rodger of Earlsferry was a judge. His most notable accomplishments were from 2009 to 2011. Doctor was given the name Alan Ferguson Rodger on September 18th, 1944 in Glasgow. He died on June 26th, 2011.

Simon Rodger

Simon Rodger is a soccer player for the Bognor Regis Town F.C., Crystal Palace F.C., Manchester City F.C., Stoke City F.C., Woking F.C., and Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. Simon was born on October 3rd, 1971 in Shoreham-by-Sea, England.

Graham Rodger

Graham Rodger is a soccer player for the Grimsby Town F.C., Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C., Coventry City F.C., Luton Town F.C., and England national under-21 football team. Graham was born on April 1st, 1967 in Glasgow, Scotland.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rodger U.S.
  White 81.94% 64.26%
  African American 12.68% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.60% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.54% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.44% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.81% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rodger

People with the last name Rodger are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Rodger

  • How Popular is the name Rodger? Rodger is the 1,666th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rodger was the 16,993rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rodger have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 21,469 babies born with the first name Rodger in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rodger to occupy the territory of Caribbean Netherlands (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 21,133 (as of January 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rodger? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1891 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Rodger first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rodger is Thursday, October 16th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Rodger born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rodger was in 1949 with a total of 678 babies.
  • Random Rodger Factoid: According to the 1949 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rodger ranks 101st in popularity as a baby boy's name in Delaware. Imagine that, 6 babies in Delaware have the same name in 1949.
  • Weird things about the name Rodger: The name spelled backwards is Regdor. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Oredrg. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rodger? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,672 people with the last name Rodger.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rodger? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Rodger as their last name since less than 1 person in 175k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Rodger name meaning

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