Other Origin(s):Spanish
Meaning:Famous power
Roderigo is certainly a name that deserves to be shouted from the rooftops. Interestingly, this masculine Spanish name traces its meaning all the way back to the Gothic language and the word *𐌷𐍂𐍉𐌸𐌹𐍂𐌴𐌹𐌺𐍃. This Germanic language, related distantly to English, gives Roderigo its two parts, from the word *hrōþiz, “fame,” and *reiks, “king.” Fans of Shakespeare will recognize this name as belonging to the secondary antagonist in Othello. While Roderigo spends most of the play in cahoots with the evil Iago, he is also the one responsible for bringing to light how manipulative and deceptive the character truly is. You’re little playwright is sure to take a lesson from this story about how the truth will always come out. Ro, Rod, and Rigo are all original choices when it comes to nicknames, which is perfect for your one-of-a-kind kid.

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