- a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “glory” and “ruler.”
Examples from the Web for roderick
ROME, Italy — Roderick MacDonald has been proven to be the worst kind of pedophile there is—an apologetic serial offender.Does a Perv Know Maddie McCann’s Fate?
Barbie Latza Nadeau
October 16, 2014
Nothing Lasts Forever was written by Roderick Thorp and published in 1979.Seriously, ‘Die Hard’ Was a Novel Before It Was a Movie and a Good One
December 22, 2013
Contenting himself with this preface, Roderick began to read.The Christmas Banquet (From "Mosses From An Old Manse")
If Captain Anthony (Roderick) had been a pedestrian it would have been sufficient; but he was not.
The mild Uncle Roderick turned upon her with a “What do you know about it, young lady?”
Naturally she addressed Anthony as Roderick and he addressed her as Flora.
From this day the heart of Roderick was inflamed with a fatal passion.
Word Origin and History for 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.