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[rod-uh-rik, rod-rik] /ˈrɒd ə rɪk, ˈrɒd rɪk/
a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “glory” and “ruler.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The dear girls were exchanging jeering remarks about “lazy uncle Roderick” openly, in her indulgent hearing.

    Chance Joseph Conrad
  • The lack of it was one of the costly defects in Roderick's character.

    Labrador Days Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
  • "I haven't taken to intellectual company," said Sir Roderick, with languid indignation.

    Father Stafford Anthony Hope
  • They do say Roderick Norman's luck seems to have turned at last.

    Labrador Days Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
  • There was something in the ring of Roderick's voice, as he uttered these words, which sent them home with convincing force.

    Roderick Hudson Henry James
  • "Doubtless all will come to pass as you say, Walda Nagasta," said Roderick with conviction.

    Queen Sheba's Ring H. Rider Haggard
  • She was very delicately made, and Roderick had come honestly by his physical slimness and elegance.

    Roderick Hudson Henry James
  • On the other hand, my son Roderick was by far the most cheerful.

    Queen Sheba's Ring H. Rider Haggard
Word Origin and History for Roderick

also Roderic, masc. proper name, from Old High German Hroderich, literally "ruling in fame," from hruod- "fame, glory" + Proto-Germanic *rikja "rule" (see rich). Italian and Spanish Rodrigo, Russian Rurik are from German.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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