Rogue name meaning

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in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Rogue

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  1. A submission from Nigeria says the name Rogue means "Red coloured".
  2. A submission from Romania says the name Rogue means "Proud, haughty" and is of French origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Rogue
  1. [Eng.Law] A vagrant; an idle, sturdy beggar; a vagabond; a tramp.
  2. A deliberately dishonest person; a knave; a cheat."The rogue and fool by fits is fair and wise." [Pope.]
  3. One who is pleasantly mischievous or frolicsome; hence, often used as a term of endearment."Ah, you sweet little rogue, you!" [Shak.]
  4. An elephant that has separated from a herd and roams about alone, in which state it is very savage.
  5. [Hort] A worthless plant occuring among seedlings of some choice variety.

Note: ☞ The phrase rogues and vagabonds is applied to a large class of wandering, disorderly, or dissolute persons. They were formerly punished by being whipped and having the gristle of the right ear bored with a hot iron.

Etymology: F. rogue proud, haughty, supercilious; cf. Icel. hr�kr a rook, croaker (cf. Rook a bird), or Armor. rok rog, proud, arogant

verb Rogue
To wander; to play the vagabond; to play knavish tricks.
verb Rogue
  1. To give the name or designation of rogue to; to decry.(Obs)
  2. [Hort] To destroy (plants that do not come up to a required standard).
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A deceitful and unreliable scoundrel

Uncertain. From either:

  • Earlier English roger (“a begging vagabond who pretends to be a poor scholar from Oxford or Cambridge”), possibly from Latin rogō (“I ask”).
  • Middle French rogue (“arrogant, haughty”), from Old Northern French rogre (“aggressive”), from Old Norse hrokr (“excess, exuberance”), though OED does not document this.
  • Celtic; see Breton rog (“haughty”).
  1. A scoundrel, rascal or unprincipled, deceitful, and unreliable person.
  2. A mischievous scamp.
  3. A vagrant.
  4. (computing) Deceitful software pretending to be anti-spyware, but in fact being malicious software itself.
  5. An aggressive animal separate from the herd, especially an elephant.
  6. A plant that shows some undesirable variation.
  7. (role-playing games) A character class focusing on stealthy conduct.

rogue was also found in the following language(s): French, Middle French, and Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Rogue

Notable Persons Named Rogue


Rogue is a gothic rock, synthpop, and dark wave musician. Their most notable accomplishments were from 1992 to present. Rogue was given the name Virgil Roger du Pont III on July 4th, 1972.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Rogue

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rogue


Rogue is a gothic rock, synthpop, and dark wave musician. Their most notable accomplishments were from 1992 to present. Rogue was given the name Virgil Roger du Pont III on July 4th, 1972.

William Rogue

William Rogue is a musician. He plays Guitar, harmonica, Melodica, and Ibanez. His ongoing career started in 1992. William was given the name Stewart William Allan on November 13th, 1973 in Glasgow, Scotland.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rogue U.S.
  White 8.89% 64.26%
  African American 1.02% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.42% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.25% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.86% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 87.55% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rogue

People with the last name Rogue are most frequently Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Rogue

  • How Popular is the name Rogue? Rogue is the 13,550th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rogue was the 15,005th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rogue have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 707 babies born with the first name Rogue in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rogue to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rogue? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1937 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Rogue first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rogue is Thursday, February 10th, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Rogue born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rogue was in 2017 with a total of 57 babies.
  • Random Rogue Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rogue is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Rogue: The name spelled backwards is Eugor. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Orgeu. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rogue? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,968 people with the last name Rogue.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rogue? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Rogue as their last name since less than 1 person in 149k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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