Rodrigo

First Name
23k
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 Rodrigo

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

Notable Persons Named Rodrigo

Rodrigo Duterte is a Vice-Mayor of Davao City, Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Davao City's 1st district, Member of thePhilippine House of RepresentativesfromDavao City's1st district, and Mayor of Davao City. He was most active from 2013 to 2010. Rodrigo was born on March 28th, 1945 in Maasin.

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Rodrigo Santoro is an actor. He has been prominent since 1993. Rodrigo was given the name Rodrigo Junqueira dos Reis Santoro on August 22nd, 1975 in Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar is royalty. He holds the title Prince of Valencia and PrinceofValencia. His career lasted from 1094 to 1099. Rodrigo was born in Vivar del Cid.

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Rodrigo is a soccer player for the Valencia CF, Clube de Regatas do Flamengo, Celta de Vigo, Real Madrid C, Real Madrid Castilla, S.L. Benfica, Bolton Wanderers F.C., Spain national under-19 football team, Spain national under-20 football team, and Spain national under-21 football team. Rodrigo was born on March 6th, 1991 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rodrigo is also known as Rodrigo Moreno Machado.

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Rodrigo Palacio is a soccer player for the Inter Milan, Bella Vista de Bahía Blanca, Huracán de Tres Arroyos, Club Atlético Banfield, Boca Juniors, Genoa C.F.C., and Argentina national football team. Rodrigo was born on February 5th, 1982 in Bahía Blanca, Argentina.

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Rodrigo Amarante is a folk rock, psychedelic folk, música popular brasileira, samba, acoustic music, and experimental music musician. He plays Vocals, multi-instrumentalist Guitar, piano, bass, Multi-instrumentalist, Bass guitar, Schecter Guitar Research, Epiphone, Silvertone (instruments), Fender Telecaster Thinline, Fender Jazzmaster, and Fender Jaguar. His most notable accomplishments were from 1997 to 1997. Rodrigo was given the name Rodrigo Amarante de Castro Neves on September 6th, 1976 in Rio de Janeiro.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Rodrigo

Rodrigo is a soccer player for the Valencia CF, Clube de Regatas do Flamengo, Celta de Vigo, Real Madrid C, Real Madrid Castilla, S.L. Benfica, Bolton Wanderers F.C., Spain national under-19 football team, Spain national under-20 football team, and Spain national under-21 football team. Rodrigo was born on March 6th, 1991 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rodrigo is also known as Rodrigo Moreno Machado.

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Joaquín was born on November 22nd, 1901 in Sagunto. He left this life on July 6th, 1999.

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Francisco "Soc" Rodrigo was a Senator of the Philippines and Senate of the Philippines. Francisco was born on January 29th, 1914 in Bulakan. He passed away on January 4th, 1998.

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João Rodrigo was an athlete for the Bangu Atlético Clube, Club Deportivo Olimpia, Nacional Atlético Clube (SP), Clube Atlético Sorocaba, Östers IF, Madureira Esporte Clube, Clube do Remo, Volta Redonda Futebol Clube, Boavista Sport Club, Esporte Clube Tigres do Brasil, and Duque de Caxias Futeb. João was born on November 8th, 1977. He left this life on October 29th, 2013.

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Juan Rodrigo is an actor, singing, model (people), dance, musician, chemist, singer, model, dancer, and recording artist. Their most notable accomplishments were from 1979 to present. Juan was given the name José Dante P. Pascual on August 22nd, 1952 in Philippines. Juan is also known as JR, Dante, and Jodan.

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Gabriel was born on October 12th, 1996 in Barcelona, Spain.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1918 6 0 6
1920 5 0 5
1921 5 0 5
1922 7 0 7
1923 26 0 26
1924 16 0 16
1925 22 0 22
1926 22 0 22
1927 23 0 23
1928 25 0 25
1929 26 0 26
1930 16 0 16
1931 21 0 21
1932 16 0 16
1933 16 0 16
1934 15 0 15
1935 22 0 22
1936 17 0 17
1937 19 0 19
1938 16 0 16
1939 15 0 15
1940 25 0 25
1941 15 0 15
1942 13 0 13
1943 17 0 17
1944 21 0 21
1945 14 0 14
1946 24 0 24
1947 24 0 24
1948 27 0 27
1949 30 0 30
1950 39 0 39
1951 34 0 34
1952 33 0 33
1953 25 0 25
1954 47 0 47
1955 38 0 38
1956 49 0 49
1957 31 0 31
1958 42 0 42
1959 38 0 38
1960 50 0 50
1961 46 0 46
1962 61 0 61
1963 65 0 65
1964 70 0 70
1965 57 0 57
1966 55 0 55
1967 60 0 60
1968 57 0 57
1969 73 0 73
1970 108 0 108
1971 95 0 95
1972 114 0 114
1973 159 0 159
1974 144 0 144
1975 151 0 151
1976 173 0 173
1977 161 0 161
1978 187 0 187
1979 167 0 167
1980 179 0 179
1981 200 0 200
1982 221 0 221
1983 209 0 209
1984 186 0 186
1985 183 0 183
1986 236 5 231
1987 193 0 193
1988 229 0 229
1989 251 0 251
1990 376 0 376
1991 376 0 376
1992 464 0 464
1993 434 0 434
1994 422 0 422
1995 605 0 605
1996 616 0 616
1997 514 0 514
1998 511 0 511
1999 723 0 723
2000 680 0 680
2001 694 0 694
2002 664 0 664
2003 736 0 736
2004 700 0 700
2005 730 0 730
2006 823 0 823
2007 1,177 0 1,177
2008 1,014 0 1,014
2009 811 0 811
2010 673 0 673
2011 650 0 650
2012 638 0 638
2013 710 0 710
2014 575 0 575
2015 658 0 658
2016 592 0 592

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Popularity of Rodrigo as a first name

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Popularity of Rodrigo as a last name

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Common last names for Rodrigo

  • Rodriguez
  • Martinez
  • Garcia
  • Gonzalez
  • Hernandez
  • Ramirez
  • Sanchez
  • Fernandez
  • Ortiz
  • Perez
  • Gomez
  • Herrera

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rodrigo U.S.
  White 15.92% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 39.97% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.64% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 39.97% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rodrigo

People with the last name Rodrigo are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Rodrigo

  • How Popular is the name Rodrigo? Rodrigo is the 1,570th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rodrigo was the 19,321st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rodrigo have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 22,648 babies born with the first name Rodrigo in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rodrigo 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 Rodrigo? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1918 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Rodrigo first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rodrigo is Wednesday, March 25th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Rodrigo born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rodrigo was in 2007 with a total of 1,177 babies. That's a lot of babies named Rodrigo!
  • Random Rodrigo Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rodrigo is not a popular baby boy's name in Minnesota. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Minnesota have the same name as you in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Rodrigo: Your name in reverse order is Ogirdor. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Odrriog. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rodrigo? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,401 people with the last name Rodrigo.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rodrigo? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Rodrigo as their last name since less than 1 person in 213k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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