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Rüdiger (English Ruediger, Rudiger, Roger) is a German given name. The meaning comes from Old High German: hruod (fame) and ger (spear).[1][2] The name became popular because of the character Rüdiger von Bechelaren from Nibelung.

People named Rüdiger[edit]

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  1. ^ "Rudiger meaning and name origin". Retrieved 9 November 2011.
  2. ^ "Rüdiger Vorname Herkunft und Bedeutung des Althochdeutschen Jungennamen Namenstag Namensbedeutung". Retrieved 9 November 2011.