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Roderick

[ rod-uh-rik, rod-rik ]
/ ˈrɒd ə rɪk, ˈrɒd rɪk /
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noun

a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “glory” and “ruler.”
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Roderick


also Roderic, masc. proper name, from Old High German Hroderich, literally "ruling in fame," from hruod- "fame, glory" + Proto-Germanic *rikja "rule" (see rich). Italian and Spanish Rodrigo, Russian Rurik are from German.

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