Meaning and Origin of: Roderick

Boy name origins & meanings

  • English : Broad ridge
  • German : Famous one

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : from the personal name Hrōdrīc, composed of hrōd ‘renown’ + rīc ‘power(ful)’, Old Norse form Hroþrekr. This name was in use among the Normans in the form Rodric, but was not frequent in the medieval period.
  • Welsh : Anglicized form of the personal name Rhydderch, originally a byname meaning ‘reddish brown’.