Name: Roderick

Origin and Meaning of the Name Roderick

  • Meaning:
    Famous ruler
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    (ROD eh rik)
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    Roderick is from the Latin Rodericus, which is from the Old High German Hrodrich, a compounding of the elements 'hruod' meaning "fame" and 'rik' meaning "ruler; king". King Roderick was supposedly the 'last king of the Goths' in the 8th century, but very little is known about him.

    St Roderick was one of the martyrs of Cordóba - Christians who were living in Muslim-ruled Spain who were executed for offences against Islam in the 9th century.

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