Roger name meaning

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

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What does the name Roger mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Roger

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Michigan, U.S. says the name Roger means "Head spearman".
  2. A submission from Illinois, U.S. says the name Roger means "Cheese".
  3. A user from California, U.S. says the name Roger means "Ammunition".
  4. A user from South Carolina, U.S. says the name Roger means "Weapon".
  5. A user from California, U.S. says the name Roger means "ice cream".
  6. According to a user from Tennessee, U.S., the name Roger means "The spear".
  7. A user from New York, U.S. says the name Roger is of German origin and means "A German king".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Rog"er
A black flag with white skull and crossbones, formerly used by pirates; -- called also Jolly Roger and pirate flag.

Etymology: From a proper name Roger


From Old French Rogier, from the Frankish equivalent of Old English Hrōþgār (see Hroðgar), from Proto-Germanic *Hrōþigaizaz (“fame-spear”). Compare also Rutger.

  1. A male given name from the Germanic languages.
  2. (rare compared to given name) A patronymic surname​.
  3. Jolly Roger (pirate flag)

Roger was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, French, Norwegian, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Roger

Notable Persons Named Roger

Roger Federer

Roger Federer is a tennis player. Roger was born on August 8th, 1981 in Basel, Switzerland.

Syd Barrett

Syd Barrett was a rock music, psychedelic rock, and experimental music musician. He plays Danelectro Shorthorn, Fender Esquire, and Fender Telecaster. He was most active from 1964 to 1972. Syd was given the name Roger Keith Barrett on January 6th, 1946 in Cambridge. Syd is also known as Syd. He died on July 7th, 2006.

Roger Waters

Roger Waters is a progressive rock, psychedelic rock, art rock, and opera musician. He plays Fender Precision Bass, Rickenbacker 4001, and C. F. Martin & Company. His ongoing career started in 1964. Roger was given the name George Roger Waters on September 6th, 1943 in Great Bookham, Surrey, England.

Roger Stone

Roger Stone is a political consulting, republican party (united states), and activism. Roger was given the name Roger Jason Stone, Jr. in Norwalk, Connecticut.

Sir Roger Moore

Sir Roger Moore is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1945. Roger was given the name Roger George Moore on October 14th, 1927 in Stockwell, London, England, UK.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert was a film criticism, journalist, screenwriter, history of film, and author. Roger was given the name Roger Joseph Ebert on June 18th, 1942 in Urbana, Illinois, U.S. He breathed his last breath on April 4th, 2013.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Roger

Notable Persons With the Last Name Roger

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was an autobiography, belles-lettres, essays, and children's literature aviator, writer, and pilot (aeronautics). His most notable accomplishments were from 1929 to present. Antoine was given the name Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger on June 29th, 1900 in Lyon, France. He left this life on July 31st, 1944.

Rich The Kid

Rich The Kid is a hip hop music and trap music rapping. They have been prominent since 2009. Rich was given the name Dimitri Roger on July 13th, 1992 in Queens, New York City, U.S.

Ranking Roger

Ranking Roger is a ska, punk rock, and electronica musician. He was most active from 1978 to present. Ranking was given the name Roger Charlery on February 21st, 1963 in Birmingham, England.

Brother Roger

Brother Roger was a religious. Brother was born on May 12th, 1915 in Provence, Vaud, Switzerland. He breathed his last breath on August 16th, 2005.


Roger is a comics character.

Elena Roger

Elena Roger is an actor, singing, actress, and singer. She was most prominent from 1997 to 1997. Elena was born on October 27th, 1974 in Buenos Aires.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Roger U.S.
  White 61.57% 64.26%
  African American 18.70% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.36% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.69% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.73% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 15.96% 16.26%

Of Last Name Roger

People with the last name Roger are most frequently White, African American, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Roger

  • What name lists does Roger rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Roger? Roger is the 149th most popular name of all time. As a last name Roger was the 8,176th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Roger have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 441,697 babies born with the first name Roger in the United States. That's more than enough people named Roger to occupy the country of Brunei with an estimated population of 422,700 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Roger? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 25 new born babies.
  • When was Roger first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Roger is Saturday, February 24th, 1849.
  • What year had the most people named Roger born? The highest recorded use of the first name Roger was in 1953 with a total of 13,172 babies. That's a lot of babies named Roger!
  • Random Roger Factoid: According to the 1953 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Roger ranks 26th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Oklahoma. Imagine that, 218 babies in Oklahoma have the same name in 1953.
  • Weird things about the name Roger: The name spelled backwards is Regor. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Rrgeo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Roger? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,054 people with the last name Roger.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Roger? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Roger as their last name.
  • Roger name meaning

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