Boy name origins & meanings
- German : Famous spearman; quiet
Family name origins & meanings
- Scottish, English, North German, French, and Catalan : from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements hrōd ‘renown’ +gār, gēr ‘spear’, ‘lance’, which was introduced into England by the Normans in the form Rog(i)er. The cognate Old Norse Hróðgeirr was a reinforcing influence in Normandy.
- Irish : reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Ruaidhrí (see Rorie).
- In its French form, this name arrived in Quebec City in 1648 from Paris. <xref>Labrie</xref> is an attested secondary surname.