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Rurik, founder of the Rurik Dynasty of the Rus', the predecessor of modern Russia.
Gender Male
Name day March 13
Word/name Germanic
Meaning Glory
Region of origin Northern Europe
Other names
Alternative spelling Hrœrekr, Rurik, Rorik, Rodrigo, Roderick, Rørik, Rúrik

Roderick (from Proto-Germanic *Hrōþirīks, literally "[he who is] rich in glory") 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 Primary chronicle, it appears as Russian: Рюрик, i.e. Rurik. In Spanish and Portuguese, it was rendered as Rodrigo, or in its short form, 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'

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See also: All pages beginning with "Roderick"


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