Roderick

First Name
46k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Roderick

"Roderick" is a name of English origin, and it means "Famous Ruler". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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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.

Notable Persons Named Roderick

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".

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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His military service ended in 1945.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name 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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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How popular is the baby name Roderick in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 7 0 7
1882 6 0 6
1884 5 0 5
1885 8 0 8
1886 5 0 5
1887 13 0 13
1888 7 0 7
1889 9 0 9
1890 8 0 8
1891 15 0 15
1892 7 0 7
1893 6 0 6
1894 10 0 10
1896 9 0 9
1897 9 0 9
1898 12 0 12
1899 6 0 6
1900 13 0 13
1901 8 0 8
1902 8 0 8
1903 14 0 14
1904 9 0 9
1905 5 0 5
1906 12 0 12
1907 9 0 9
1908 13 0 13
1909 11 0 11
1910 14 0 14
1911 17 0 17
1912 46 0 46
1913 74 0 74
1914 65 0 65
1915 84 0 84
1916 82 0 82
1917 96 0 96
1918 90 0 90
1919 76 0 76
1920 105 0 105
1921 106 0 106
1922 137 0 137
1923 131 0 131
1924 140 0 140
1925 148 0 148
1926 174 0 174
1927 178 0 178
1928 182 0 182
1929 177 0 177
1930 153 0 153
1931 156 0 156
1932 140 0 140
1933 166 0 166
1934 170 0 170
1935 150 0 150
1936 180 0 180
1937 188 0 188
1938 191 0 191
1939 189 0 189
1940 162 0 162
1941 160 0 160
1942 202 0 202
1943 222 0 222
1944 234 0 234
1945 248 0 248
1946 301 0 301
1947 367 0 367
1948 364 0 364
1949 401 0 401
1950 476 0 476
1951 467 0 467
1952 544 0 544
1953 633 0 633
1954 573 0 573
1955 648 0 648
1956 690 6 684
1957 761 0 761
1958 703 5 698
1959 811 0 811
1960 842 0 842
1961 905 5 900
1962 943 11 932
1963 997 7 990
1964 1,027 0 1,027
1965 1,006 8 998
1966 967 7 960
1967 1,019 11 1,008
1968 1,007 9 998
1969 988 9 979
1970 1,048 8 1,040
1971 1,065 10 1,055
1972 949 9 940
1973 918 8 910
1974 892 12 880
1975 807 11 796
1976 797 14 783
1977 765 6 759
1978 703 13 690
1979 757 10 747
1980 768 10 758
1981 757 14 743
1982 751 11 740
1983 691 10 681
1984 638 9 629
1985 675 7 668
1986 640 9 631
1987 604 8 596
1988 574 6 568
1989 610 0 610
1990 598 0 598
1991 539 0 539
1992 512 0 512
1993 489 0 489
1994 437 0 437
1995 398 0 398
1996 360 0 360
1997 356 0 356
1998 290 0 290
1999 331 0 331
2000 310 0 310
2001 288 0 288
2002 305 0 305
2003 240 0 240
2004 265 0 265
2005 249 0 249
2006 292 0 292
2007 255 0 255
2008 217 0 217
2009 229 0 229
2010 206 0 206
2011 220 0 220
2012 204 0 204
2013 178 0 178
2014 178 0 178
2015 185 0 185
2016 199 0 199

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Popularity of Roderick as a first name

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Popularity of Roderick as a last name

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Common last names for Roderick

  • Macdonald
  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Mackenzie
  • Miller
  • Mcleod
  • Davis
  • Oconnor
  • Thomas
  • Moore
  • Morrison
  • Wilson

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 1,035th 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 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 46,456 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 1,055 babies. That's a lot of babies named Roderick!
  • Random Roderick Factoid: According to the 1934 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Roderick ranks 104th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 5 babies in Vermont have the same name as you in 1934.
  • Weird things about the name Roderick: Your name in reverse order is Kciredor. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rridkoce. 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.

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