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Gender: Male Meaning of Rodrigo: "famous ruler" Origin of Rodrigo: Spanish and Portuguese variation of Roderick Rodrigo's Popularity in 2017: #513

The name Rodrigo is a boy's name of Spanish, Portuguese origin meaning "famous ruler". Rodrigo is ranked #513 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Cool Names with a Strong O and discussed in our forums with posts like "A Duggarlike Game: With a twist!".

From the experts:

Rhythmically appealing international spin on the stiff original.

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Famous People Named Rodrigo

Rodrigo Santoro, Brazilian actor
Rodrigo Borgia, birth name of Pope Alexander VI
Rodrigo Sanchez, Mexican musician of duo Rodrigo y Gabriela
Rodrigo Palacio, Argentine footballer
Rodrigo López, Mexican baseball player
Rodrigo García, Colombian TV director

Pop Culture References for the name Rodrigo

Rodrigo Borgia, from Showtime's "The Borgias"

Rodrego, Ruy, Gigo, Rui


RoddyThlayli Says:


Rodrigo Belmonte from Lions of Al-Rassan makes me really like this name, but it seems a bit to Spanish for me to use, considering I have no Iberian heritage whatsoever (Scottish and Italian mostly). I also get called Roddy, so that could be confusing.

Guest Says:


Rhythmic exactly! I really love it. :D