Roderick (from Proto-Germanic *Hrōþirīk(i)az, literally "[he who is] rich in glory"), also Roderik or Roderic, is a Germanic name, in various derived forms appearing as the name of several legendary and historical characters.
The name appears in
Old German as Hrodric, in Old English language as Hrēðrīc and Hroðricus, in Old East Norse as Rørik and Old West Norse as Hrœrekr. In the , it appears as Primary chronicle Russian: Рюрик, i.e. . In Rurik Spanish and Portuguese, it was rendered as , or in its short form, Rodrigo Ruy/Rui, and in Galician, the name is Roi. In Arabic, it appears as Ludhriq (لذريق), used to refer to the last king of the Visigoths. Roderick is also an Anglicisation of several unrelated names. As a surname and given name it is an Anglicised form of the Welsh Rhydderch. The given name Roderick is also an Anglicised form of the Gaelic personal name Ruaidhrí/ Ruairí/ Ruairi/ Ruairidh/ Ruaraidh. It is sometimes abbreviated to ' Roddy' People named Roderick [edit ] Hreðric, king Hroðgar's son in , who has various counterparts named Beowulf Rørik and Hrœrekr in Norse mythology Hrœrekr Ringslinger ( Rørik Slængeborræ or Rørik Slyngebond), mythological king in what is today Denmark Rorik of Dorestad, chieftain who ruled Frisia, in the 9th century Rurik, legendary Varangian founder of the first Rusin state Roderic, Visigothic king of 8th century Hispania (the Iberian Peninsula, comprising modern Spain and Portugal) Saint Roderick (d. 857), one of the Martyrs of Córdoba. Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, known as El Cid Campeador, Iberian chieftain of the 11th century. Other [edit ] Given name [edit ]
All pages beginning with "Roderick" Roderick R. Allen (1894–1970), Major General in the United States Army Rod Brind'Amour (born 1970), Canadian ice hockey player Roderick "Rory" Bremner, British impressionist Roderick Chadwick (born 1978), England classical pianist Roderick Chisholm (born 1916), American philosopher Roderick Coyne (born 1945), English artist, sculptor Roderick Edwards (born 1968), American philosopher Roderick Firth (1917–1987), Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University Roderick Hunt, British children's author Roderick Long (born 1964), professor of philosophy at Auburn University Roderick MacKinnon (born 1956), professor of Molecular Neurobiology and Biophysics at Rockefeller University Roderick Murchison (1792–1871), Scottish geologist who first described and investigated the Silurian system Roderick Spode, recurring fictional character from the Jeeves novels of British comic writer P. G. Wodehouse Roderick Stewart (born 1945) Singer/songwriter Roderick Strong (born 1983), American professional wrestler Roderick Toombs or Roddy Piper (born 1954), Canadian retired professional wrestler and film actor Roderick Watson (born 1943), Scottish poet, born in Aberdeen Roderick Williams (born 1965), English operatic baritone Surname [edit ] Aaron Roderick (born 1972), wide receivers coach for the University of Utah Utes football team Brande Roderick (born 1974), American model and actress Buckley Roderick (1862–1908), Welsh solicitor, international rugby union forward and a Vice-Consular for Spain Caerwyn Roderick (born 1927), British Labour Party politician Casey Roderick (born 1992), American stock car racing driver David Roderick (born 1970), award-winning American poet, Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro George H. Roderick (1880–1963), official in the United States Department of the Army during the Eisenhower Administration Jane Roderick, British slalom canoeist who competed in the early 1980s John Roderick (American football), former professional American football wide receiver John Roderick (correspondent) (1914–2008), American journalist, foreign correspondent for the Associated Press news service John Roderick (musician), American musician and writer Judy Roderick (1942–1992), American blues singer and songwriter Libby Roderick, American singer/songwriter, recording artist, poet, activist, and teacher Matt Von Roderick (born 1974), American trumpeter, singer and recording artist Myron Roderick (1934–2011), American wrestler Philip Roderick, British Anglican priest, founder of the Quiet Garden Movement Richard Roderick (died 1756), British editor and poet Rick Roderick (1949–2002), American professor of philosophy See also [edit ] External links [edit ]