Rutger name meaning

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

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Rutger

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Alt. Meaning

R is for reassuring, eliminating doubts!

U is for unite, you bring people together.

T is for try, as hard as you can

G is for golden, memories you share.

E is for encouraging, thanks for the motivation!

R is for romp, you know how to have fun!

Notable Persons Named Rutger

Notable Persons Named Rutger

Rutger Hauer

Rutger Hauer is an actor, writer, and environmentalist. He was most prominent from 1969 to present. Rutger was given the name Rutger Oelsen Hauer on January 23rd, 1944 in Breukelen.

Rutger Gunnarsson

Rutger Gunnarsson was a pop music, rock music, and schlager music musician. He was most active from 1960 to 2015. Rutger was born on February 19th, 1946 in Linköping, Sweden. He died on April 30th, 2015.

Rutger Jan Schimmelpenninck

Rutger Jan Schimmelpenninck was a Grand Pensionary of Batavia and Grand PensionaryofBatavia. Rutger was born on October 31st, 1761 in Deventer. He passed away on February 15th, 1825.

Rutger Smith

Rutger Smith is an athlete. Rutger was born on July 9th, 1981 in Groningen.

Rütger Wever

Rütger Wever was a in the field of chronobiology. Rütger was born on January 1st, 1923. He passed away on August 13th, 2010.

Rutger Castricum

Rutger Castricum is a journalist, broadcaster, and presenter. Rutger was born on May 29th, 1979 in The Hague.


Fun Facts about the name Rutger

  • How Popular is the name Rutger? Rutger is the 24,008th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Rutger have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 264 babies born with the first name Rutger in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rutger to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rutger? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1987 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Rutger first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rutger is Saturday, August 17th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Rutger born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rutger was in 1993 with a total of 23 babies.
  • Random Rutger Factoid: According to the 1990 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rutger is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name in 1990.
  • Weird things about the name Rutger: The name spelled backwards is Regtur. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Etrurg. How do you pronounce that?
  • Rutger name meaning

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