Ancient Germanic, German/Germanic, Male, Nickname names, R names, Virtues/Attributes


Roddy is a nickname for Roderick meaning “famous power” from Germanic elements hrod (fame) and ric (power), or it could be a short form of Rodney, a surname meaning “Hroda’s island”, Hroda being a Germanic given name meaning “fame”, and Old English eg (island).

Origin: Germanic, Old English



  • Roderick (English, Scottish, Welsh)
  • Roderic (Catalan, English)
  • Rodney (English)
  • Rodrigo (Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Galician)
  • Hroderich (Ancient Germanic)

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