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Roderick (M)>

Roderick (male)

Variants:Rhydderch (M) Rodrigo (M) RuaidhrĂ­ (M) Ruairi (M) Ruairidh (M) Ruaraidh (M) Rurik (M)
Diminutive(s):Derick (M) Rod (M) Rodk (M)
Pet Name(s):Rick (M) Rickie (M) Ricky (M) Roddie (M) Roddy (M) Rody (M) Rory (M)
Can be spelt:Roderic (M) Roderich (M) Rodrick (M)
Feminine form:Rhoda (F) Rodina (F) Rodrickina (F)
Source(s): The Oxford Names Companion, OUP
"Scottish Forenames" - Donald Whyte, FGH, FSG
Private communication [MG]

Scottish and English from Gaelic "red king" [see Ruairidh], equivalent to Old German "famed ruler".

ONC suggests that, in the Scottish Highlands, Rhoda is a feminine form of Roderick. Rodina is also used.