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Updated January 11, 2024

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Boy name origins & meanings

  • German : Red-haired

Boy name variations

How Popular Is The Name Roth

Family name origins & meanings

  • German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) : nickname for a person with red hair, from Middle High German rōt, German rot ‘red’. As a Jewish surname it is also at least partly ornamental: its frequency as a Jewish surname is disproportionate to the number of Jews who, one may reasonably assume, were red-headed during the period of surname adoption.
  • German and English : topographic name for someone who lived on land that had been cleared, Old High German rod, Old English rod, roð.
  • German : from a short form of any of the various Germanic personal names with the first element hrōd ‘renown’. Compare Rode 1, Ross 3.

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