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Roger

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440k
in the U.S.
since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Roger

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

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Rog"er
A black flag with white skull and crossbones, formerly used by pirates; -- called also Jolly Roger and pirate flag.

Etymology: From a proper name Roger

Wiktionary

From Old French Rogier, from the Frankish equivalent of Old English Hrōþgār (see Hroðgar), from Proto-Germanic *Hrōþigaizaz (“fame-spear”). Compare also Rutger.

  1. A male given name.
  2. (rare compared to given name) A patronymic surname​.
  3. Jolly Roger (pirate flag)

Roger was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, French, Norwegian, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Roger

Roger Federer is a tennis player. Roger was born on August 8th, 1981 in Basel, Switzerland.

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Syd Barrett was a rock music, psychedelic rock, and experimental music musician. He plays Danelectro Shorthorn, Fender Esquire, and Fender Telecaster. He was most active from 1964 to 1972. Syd was given the name Roger Keith Barrett on January 6th, 1946 in Cambridge. Syd is also known as Syd. He died on July 7th, 2006.

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Roger Waters is a progressive rock, psychedelic rock, art rock, and opera musician. He plays Fender Precision Bass, Rickenbacker 4001, and C. F. Martin & Company. His ongoing career started in 1964. Roger was given the name George Roger Waters on September 6th, 1943 in Great Bookham, Surrey, England.

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Roger Stone is a political consulting, republican party (united states), and activism. Roger was given the name Roger Jason Stone, Jr. in Norwalk, Connecticut.

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Sir Roger Moore is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1945. Roger was given the name Roger George Moore on October 14th, 1927 in Stockwell, London, England, UK.

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Roger Ebert was a film criticism, journalist, screenwriter, history of film, and author. Roger was given the name Roger Joseph Ebert on June 18th, 1942 in Urbana, Illinois, U.S. He breathed his last breath on April 4th, 2013.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Roger

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was an autobiography, belles-lettres, essays, and children's literature aviator, writer, and pilot (aeronautics). His most notable accomplishments were from 1929 to present. Antoine was given the name Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger on June 29th, 1900 in Lyon, France. He left this life on July 31st, 1944.

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Rich The Kid is a hip hop music and trap music rapping. They have been prominent since 2009. Rich was given the name Dimitri Roger on July 13th, 1992 in Queens, New York City, U.S.

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Ranking Roger is a ska, punk rock, and electronica musician. He was most active from 1978 to present. Ranking was given the name Roger Charlery on February 21st, 1963 in Birmingham, England.

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Brother Roger was a religious. Brother was born on May 12th, 1915 in Provence, Vaud, Switzerland. He breathed his last breath on August 16th, 2005.

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Roger is a comics character.

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Elena Roger is an actor, singing, actress, and singer. She was most prominent from 1997 to 1997. Elena was born on October 27th, 1974 in Buenos Aires.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 25 0 25
1881 29 0 29
1882 32 0 32
1883 24 0 24
1884 39 0 39
1885 27 0 27
1886 32 0 32
1887 39 0 39
1888 47 0 47
1889 49 0 49
1890 52 0 52
1891 55 0 55
1892 55 0 55
1893 49 0 49
1894 58 0 58
1895 69 0 69
1896 70 0 70
1897 58 0 58
1898 74 0 74
1899 67 0 67
1900 81 0 81
1901 60 0 60
1902 73 0 73
1903 86 0 86
1904 91 0 91
1905 73 0 73
1906 94 0 94
1907 127 0 127
1908 115 0 115
1909 128 0 128
1910 176 0 176
1911 241 0 241
1912 469 5 464
1913 565 0 565
1914 816 0 816
1915 1,091 5 1,086
1916 1,094 7 1,087
1917 1,259 10 1,249
1918 1,433 7 1,426
1919 1,310 11 1,299
1920 1,698 8 1,690
1921 1,810 7 1,803 #99 boy name
1922 1,863 14 1,849 #96 boy name
1923 1,901 13 1,888 #95 boy name
1924 2,068 14 2,054 #93 boy name
1925 2,112 13 2,099 #90 boy name
1926 2,280 20 2,260 #89 boy name
1927 2,434 26 2,408 #84 boy name
1928 2,799 25 2,774 #71 boy name
1929 2,962 35 2,927 #64 boy name
1930 3,271 24 3,247 #58 boy name
1931 3,651 26 3,625 #53 boy name
1932 3,809 23 3,786 #50 boy name
1933 3,932 16 3,916 #48 boy name
1934 4,785 19 4,766 #39 boy name
1935 5,165 15 5,150 #36 boy name
1936 5,727 23 5,704 #35 boy name
1937 5,729 21 5,708 #36 boy name
1938 6,572 17 6,555 #31 boy name
1939 7,179 28 7,151 #28 boy name
1940 7,626 27 7,599 #26 boy name
1941 8,115 22 8,093 #25 boy name
1942 9,205 32 9,173 #25 boy name
1943 10,807 43 10,764 #24 boy name
1944 10,606 27 10,579 #23 boy name
1945 10,608 37 10,571 #22 boy name
1946 12,444 31 12,413 #23 boy name
1947 12,800 38 12,762 #25 boy name
1948 12,838 24 12,814 #24 boy name
1949 12,854 34 12,820 #25 boy name
1950 12,578 27 12,551 #27 boy name
1951 12,452 25 12,427 #29 boy name
1952 12,167 39 12,128 #30 boy name
1953 13,192 28 13,164 #31 boy name
1954 11,738 33 11,705 #34 boy name
1955 10,991 25 10,966 #37 boy name
1956 10,166 27 10,139 #41 boy name
1957 9,887 28 9,859 #42 boy name
1958 8,395 22 8,373 #47 boy name
1959 8,816 29 8,787 #47 boy name
1960 9,070 35 9,035 #47 boy name
1961 9,693 39 9,654 #47 boy name
1962 9,107 32 9,075 #47 boy name
1963 7,781 29 7,752 #53 boy name
1964 7,407 21 7,386 #49 boy name
1965 6,462 30 6,432 #49 boy name
1966 6,324 23 6,301 #51 boy name
1967 5,762 42 5,720 #53 boy name
1968 5,219 32 5,187 #55 boy name
1969 4,938 28 4,910 #59 boy name
1970 4,625 40 4,585 #61 boy name
1971 4,165 32 4,133 #71 boy name
1972 3,565 28 3,537 #75 boy name
1973 3,178 20 3,158 #84 boy name
1974 2,771 15 2,756 #93 boy name
1975 2,632 11 2,621 #97 boy name
1976 2,485 20 2,465
1977 2,317 6 2,311
1978 2,157 15 2,142
1979 2,045 18 2,027
1980 2,092 16 2,076
1981 2,259 15 2,244
1982 2,178 11 2,167
1983 1,881 12 1,869
1984 1,724 8 1,716
1985 1,720 14 1,706
1986 1,626 18 1,608
1987 1,570 11 1,559
1988 1,592 16 1,576
1989 1,485 9 1,476
1990 1,463 7 1,456
1991 1,295 0 1,295
1992 1,438 0 1,438
1993 1,138 6 1,132
1994 1,071 0 1,071
1995 1,001 0 1,001
1996 956 0 956
1997 804 0 804
1998 768 0 768
1999 730 0 730
2000 699 0 699
2001 719 0 719
2002 676 0 676
2003 664 0 664
2004 630 0 630
2005 644 0 644
2006 594 0 594
2007 582 0 582
2008 598 0 598
2009 548 0 548
2010 503 0 503
2011 476 0 476
2012 459 0 459
2013 472 0 472
2014 476 0 476
2015 477 0 477
2016 407 0 407

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Popularity of Roger as a first name

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Popularity of Roger as a last name

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Common last names for Roger

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  • Jones
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  • Wilson
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  • Martin
  • Clark
  • Thompson
  • White
  • Thomas
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  • Lewis
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  • Nelson
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Common first names for Roger

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Roger U.S.
  White 61.57% 64.26%
  African American 18.70% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.36% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.69% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.73% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 15.96% 16.26%

Of Last Name Roger

People with the last name Roger are most frequently White, African American, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Roger

  • How Popular is the name Roger? Roger is the 146th most popular name of all time. As a last name Roger was the 8,176th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Roger have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 440,482 babies born with the first name Roger in the United States. That's more than enough people named Roger to occupy the country of Brunei with an estimated population of 422,700 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Roger? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 25 new born babies.
  • When was Roger first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Roger is Saturday, February 24th, 1849.
  • What year had the most people named Roger born? The highest recorded use of the first name Roger was in 1953 with a total of 13,164 babies. That's a lot of babies named Roger!
  • Random Roger Factoid: According to the 1970 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Roger ranks 45th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Kentucky. Imagine that, 140 babies in Kentucky have the same name as you in 1970.
  • Weird things about the name Roger: Your name in reverse order is Regor. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Errgo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Roger? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,054 people with the last name Roger.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Roger? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Roger as their last name.

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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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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