Roger

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Roger

  1. A male given name.
    • 1593, William Shakespeare, King Henry VI, Part 2: Act II, Scene II:
      By her I claim the kingdom: she was heir / To Roger, Earl of March, who was the son / Of Edmund Mortimer.
    • 1985 Ruth Rendell: The New Girlfriend: The Fen Hall: page 124, 127:
      Pringle didn't say anything about Roger always being called Hodge. He sensed that Mr. Liddon wouldn't call him Hodge any more than he would call him Pringle. He was right. "Parents well, are they, Peregrine?" - - -
      Hodge capered about, his thumbs in his ears and his hand flapping. "Tweet, tweet, mad bird. His master chains him up like a dog. Tweet, tweet, birdie!" "I'd rather be a hunting falcon than Roger the lodger the sod," said Pringle.
  2. (rare compared to given name) A patronymic surname​.

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French[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Roger

  1. A male given name, from Old French Rogier (itself from Old Frankish), which was borrowed into English as Roger.
  2. A patronymic surname​.

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English/French Roger in the 19th century. Equated with Norwegian Roar.

Proper noun[edit]

Roger

  1. A male given name.

References[edit]

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ISBN 82-521-4483-7
  • [1] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 9 093 males with the given name Roger living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1960s. Accessed on 19 May, 2011.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English and French Roger. First recorded as a given name in Sweden in 1789.

Proper noun[edit]

Roger

  1. A male given name.

References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [2] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 38 843 males with the given name Roger living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1960s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.