Roger

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Usage

Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Denmark Danish
Finland Finnish

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Origin and Meaning

German variant form of Rodger which also was used in Northern France in mediaeval times. The Normans brought this name to England where it supported the English cognate Hrōðgār [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]

Related Names

See Hruodgêr

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Roger
Genitive: Rogers
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Roger
Genitive: Rogerin
Partitive: Rogeria
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Roger
Genitive: Rogers
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Roger
Genitive: Rogers

Name Days

Norway Norway

4 January

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

30 September

Sweden Sweden

2 June

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Fred Roger Pontare (né Johansson, born 17 October 1951), Swedish musician
  • Odd Roger Enoksen (born 25 September 1954), Norwegian politician

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[8]
0 9 19024 38373
Norway Norway[9]
0 n.a. 8837 n.a.
Denmark Denmark[10]
0 n.a. 178 n.a.
Finland Finland[11]
0 0 n.a. 2672
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Roger(m) Sources: [8][10][9][11]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Roger(m)

Sources: [8] [10] [9] [11]

References

  1. Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  2. Rosa und Volker Kohlheim: Duden Lexikon der Vornamen (1998)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi