Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Roderick m. Old Saxon hrōth, Old High German hruod 'fame' + Old High German rih 'ruler'.

The name of an 8th C Visigothic king of Spain, a 9th C Spanish saint, and the birthname of the 11th C hero El Cid.

1281 Rorico (abl) hennes-vol1 277
1282 Rodericum (acc) DSS5-1-4 II; 1485 Rodericus (nom) MHCG2 246; 1527 Rodericus (nom) Rome1527 p. 84
1096 Roderiguis (gen) PHGCRP-I no. 1; 1162 Roderici (gen) ibid. no. 7, Rodericus (nom) ibid. no. 7; 1190 Roderici (gen) ibid. no. 8, Rodericus (nom) ibid. no. 8; 1209 Roderico (dat) ibid. no. 10; 1211 Roderici (gen) ibid. no. 6, Rodericus (nom) ibid. no. 6; 1214 Rodericii (gen) ibid. no. 20, Rodericus (nom) ibid. no. 20; 1269 Roderici (gen) ibid. no. 11, Roderico (dat) ibid. no. 11
954 Ruderigus (nom) CDGH XLVII; 1074 Roderici (gen) CDSS II, Rodericus (nom) ibid. II; 1124 Rodrigo (nom) ibid. V; 1145 Roderico (abl) AnnOPraem-2 col. ccccxxvi, Rodriguez (gen) ibid. col. ccccxxvi; 1276 Roderico (abl) CDGH XLVI, Rodericus (nom) ibid. XLVI; 1487 Rodrigues (gen) carbonell-I p. 13; 1491 Rodrigo (nom) ibid. p. 57
1510 Rodrigo valencia1510 3210
Old Spanish
1068 Roderico (nom) CDSS I, Rodriz (gen) ibid. I
1540 Rodrigo SanzSerrano; 1575 Rodrigo Catalogo-5.2 3798; 1576 Rodrigo ibid. 3876
Old Swedish
1352 Rørich (nom) SDHK no. 6314; 1419 Røriker (nom) ibid. no. 19230
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Roderick". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2023, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2023/1/name/Roderick.