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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Rodgers

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  • A submission from Zambia says the name Rodgers means "Skillful use of a spear" and is of Unknown origin.
  • A submission from Uganda says the name Rodgers means "Famous spear" and is of English origin.
  • According to a user from Uganda, the name Rodgers is of Unknown origin and means "Example: "inteligent"".

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  1. United States composer of musical comedies (especially in collaboration with Oscar Hammerstein II and with Lorenz Hart) (1902-1979)
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  1. An English patronymic surname derived from Roger. Variant form of Rogers.

Notable Persons Named Rodgers

Rodgers Kola is a soccer player for the Veria F.C., Zanaco F.C., Lamontville Golden Arrows F.C., Hapoel Bnei Lod F.C., Hapoel Rishon LeZion F.C., F.C. Ironi Ashdod, K.A.A. Gent, Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona F.C., and Zambia national football team. Rodgers was born on July 4th, 1989 in Lusaka.

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Rodgers was born on February 16th, 1976.

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Rodgers was born in 1935. He died on April 12th, 2012.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers is a football player for the Green Bay Packers. Aaron was born on December 2nd, 1983 in Chico, California.

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Nile Rodgers is a disco, soul music, rhythm, blues, rock music, and funk musician. He was most prominent from 1970 to present. Nile was given the name Nile Gregory Rodgers on September 19th, 1952 in New York, New York, United States.

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Jordan Rodgers is a football player. Jordan was born on August 30th, 1988 in Chico, California. Jordan is also known as Rodgers and Jordan Edward.

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Brendan Rodgers is a soccer player for the Ballymena United F.C., Reading F.C., Newport (IOW) F.C., Witney Town A.F.C., Newbury Town F.C., Northern Ireland national under-16 football team, and Republic of Ireland national football team. Brendan was born on January 26th, 1973 in Carnlough, Northern Ireland.

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Paul Rodgers is a rock music, blues rock, hard rock, blues, and soul blues musician. He plays Guitar, Keyboard instrument, Bass guitar, Drum kit, and Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 1968 to present. Paul was given the name Paul Bernard Rodgers on December 17th, 1949 in Middlesbrough, England.

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Richard Rodgers was a musical theatre composer, songwriter, and playwright. Richard was given the name Richard Charles Rodgers on June 28th, 1902 in New York City, U.S. He passed away on December 30th, 1979.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1911 5 0 5
1913 5 0 5
1914 7 0 7
1915 7 0 7
1916 13 0 13
1917 10 0 10
1918 11 0 11
1919 13 0 13
1920 6 0 6
1921 12 0 12
1922 13 0 13
1923 9 0 9
1924 14 0 14
1925 6 0 6
1926 8 0 8
1927 14 0 14
1928 10 0 10
1929 13 0 13
1930 8 0 8
1931 8 0 8
1932 12 0 12
1933 7 0 7
1934 9 0 9
1935 11 0 11
1936 7 0 7
1937 9 0 9
1938 10 0 10
1939 8 0 8
1940 6 0 6
1941 10 0 10
1942 10 0 10
1943 13 0 13
1944 11 0 11
1945 6 0 6
1946 11 0 11
1947 10 0 10
1948 8 0 8
1949 9 0 9
1950 8 0 8
1951 18 0 18
1952 13 0 13
1953 13 0 13
1954 7 0 7
1955 6 0 6
1956 13 0 13
1957 7 0 7
1958 9 0 9
1959 8 0 8
1960 8 0 8
1961 5 0 5
1962 7 0 7
1963 6 0 6
1968 7 0 7
1969 5 0 5
1972 5 0 5
1975 9 0 9
1976 5 0 5
1977 7 0 7
1978 5 0 5
1979 6 0 6
1981 5 0 5

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Popularity of Rodgers as a last name

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Common last names for Rodgers

  • Brown
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rodgers U.S.
  White 70.15% 64.26%
  African American 23.84% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.46% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.64% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.22% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.69% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rodgers

People with the last name Rodgers are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Rodgers

  • How Popular is the name Rodgers? Rodgers is the 15,539th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rodgers was the 428th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rodgers have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 541 babies born with the first name Rodgers in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rodgers 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 Rodgers? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1911 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Rodgers first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rodgers is Tuesday, August 1st, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Rodgers born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rodgers was in 1951 with a total of 18 babies.
  • Random Rodgers Factoid: According to the 1916 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rodgers is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1916.
  • Weird things about the name Rodgers: Your name in reverse order is Sregdor. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oresgrd. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rodgers? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 76,095 people with the last name Rodgers.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rodgers? Rodgers was ranked as the 428th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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