Roderick is an Old German name that is derived from the elements hrod and ric, which can be translated to "fame" and "power" respectively. Hence, Roderick generally means "famous ruler." The name was very popular in the literary world, as it can be found in works written by Edgar Allen Poe, Sir Walter Scott, and Henry James.
Similar Names: Rod, Roddy
Famous Roderick Names: Rod Stewart (musician), Roddy McDowall (actor)