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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Rodger

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

Notable Persons Named Rodger

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.

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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).

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

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

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Rodger Ward is a formula one racer.

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

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Rodger

Struan was born on September 18th, 1946.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1891 5 0 5
1894 5 0 5
1899 6 0 6
1900 5 0 5
1903 5 0 5
1905 7 0 7
1906 6 0 6
1907 12 0 12
1908 7 0 7
1909 9 0 9
1910 5 0 5
1911 20 0 20
1912 22 0 22
1913 30 0 30
1914 34 0 34
1915 48 0 48
1916 43 0 43
1917 46 0 46
1918 69 0 69
1919 63 0 63
1920 82 0 82
1921 64 0 64
1922 68 0 68
1923 67 0 67
1924 76 0 76
1925 102 0 102
1926 89 0 89
1927 109 0 109
1928 111 0 111
1929 115 0 115
1930 131 0 131
1931 142 0 142
1932 156 0 156
1933 165 0 165
1934 155 0 155
1935 168 0 168
1936 231 0 231
1937 221 0 221
1938 295 0 295
1939 295 0 295
1940 315 0 315
1941 338 0 338
1942 411 0 411
1943 534 0 534
1944 508 0 508
1945 551 0 551
1946 645 0 645
1947 646 0 646
1948 662 0 662
1949 678 0 678
1950 608 0 608
1951 577 0 577
1952 566 0 566
1953 657 0 657
1954 624 0 624
1955 565 0 565
1956 499 0 499
1957 474 0 474
1958 453 0 453
1959 483 0 483
1960 454 0 454
1961 476 0 476
1962 412 0 412
1963 413 0 413
1964 380 0 380
1965 343 0 343
1966 325 0 325
1967 307 0 307
1968 297 0 297
1969 265 0 265
1970 256 0 256
1971 244 0 244
1972 193 0 193
1973 175 0 175
1974 172 0 172
1975 129 0 129
1976 140 0 140
1977 133 0 133
1978 119 0 119
1979 142 0 142
1980 131 0 131
1981 122 0 122
1982 102 0 102
1983 109 0 109
1984 89 0 89
1985 97 0 97
1986 77 0 77
1987 91 0 91
1988 87 0 87
1989 71 0 71
1990 75 0 75
1991 76 0 76
1992 61 0 61
1993 58 0 58
1994 48 0 48
1995 39 0 39
1996 47 0 47
1997 35 0 35
1998 35 0 35
1999 32 0 32
2000 34 0 34
2001 41 0 41
2002 37 0 37
2003 20 0 20
2004 28 0 28
2005 29 0 29
2006 34 0 34
2007 25 0 25
2008 30 0 30
2009 19 0 19
2010 12 0 12
2011 19 0 19
2012 20 0 20
2013 26 0 26
2014 29 0 29
2015 35 0 35
2016 25 0 25
2017 27 0 27

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Rodger as a first name

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Popularity of Rodger as a last name

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Common last names for Rodger

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  • Williams
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Anderson
  • Davis
  • Robinson
  • Moore
  • Thompson
  • Wright

Common first names for Rodger

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 1,637th 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 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 21,430 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 as you in 1949.
  • Weird things about the name Rodger: Your name in reverse order is Regdor. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Grdore. 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!

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