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Of Irish origin.

It means “red king”.

From the Irish Gaelic name Ruaidhrí.

A combination of the Irish words “ruadh”, meaning “red” and “rí”, meaning “king”.

Ruaidrí Ua Conchobair known also as Roderic O’Connor was the King of Connacht and High King of Ireland in the 12th century. He was the last Irish king before the Norman invasion.

Other forms of the name are Ruaidrí, Roderick, Rory, Rorie.

The name was ranked #98 in Ireland in 2015.