Roddy Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Roderick:
From the Middle Latin Rodericus, which is derived from the Old High German Hrodrich (famous ruler), a compound name composed from the elements hruod (fame) and rik (king, ruler). The name was introduced to England by the Scandinavians and later by the Normans but fell out of use during the Middle Ages until it was revived in the 19th century.
Looking for the perfect name? Try the Name MatchMaker to find the perfect baby name for you!
Sister & Brother Names
Know a Roddy? What are his siblings named?
Name Lists Featuring Roddy
Contribute your knowledge to the name Roddy
- Comments and insights on the name Roddy
- Personal experiences with the name Roddy
- Nicknames for Roddy
- Meanings and history of the name Roddy
A nickname for Roderick, or occasionally Rodney
- Famous real-life people named Roddy
Wrestler "Rowdy" Roddy Piper
Actor Roddy McDowall
- Roddy in song, story & screen