Roger \r(o)-ger\ as a boy's name is pronounced ROH-jer, RAH-jer. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Roger is "famous spearman". Popular in the Middle Ages and the 19th and 20th centuries. Rogelio is a Spanish form. Rutger is a Dutch form, made familiar in modern times by actor Rutger Hauer. Actor Roger Moore; opera singer Ruggiero Raimondi.