Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Drogo

Drogo is an ancient masculine name with Germanic origins. The etymology is not entirely certain, but it likely developed from the Old Norse and Old Frisian “draga/drega” meaning “to bear, carry” from the Proto-Indo-European root *dherāgh- meaning “to drag, pull” (Pok. 257). We know the name has been in circulation since at least the 7th century as evidenced by Drogo, Duke of Champagne (670-708), an appointment awarded him by his father, Pepin the Middle. The name was also shared by one of Charlemagne’s illegitimate sons in the 9th century. However, no other person named Drogo can claim the kind of notoriety enjoyed by St. Drogo, a 12th century Flemish nobleman-turned-religious-hermit known as the Patron Saint of Ugly People (or “those whom other people find repulsive”). Nice title, huh? It was during one of Drogo’s many pilgrimages to Rome when he contracted some unknown disease that left him horribly disfigured. His neighboring town folk couldn’t stand to look at poor Drogo, so a tiny cell was built attached to the local church where he could live in complete isolation (apparently surviving on just cereal grain, water and the Eucharist handed to him through a small window). It was the Norman French who brought the name Drogo to England in the 11th century; however, the name seems to have fallen out of circulation by the High Middle Ages. Not surprisingly, he hasn’t seen a revival.

All About the Baby Name – Drogo

Personality

OF THE BOY NAME DROGO

The number Five personality loves the excitement of life and can easily adapt to all situations. As natural adventurers, these personalities thrive on the new and unexpected and prefer to be in constant motion. It makes them feel alive. They'll stir up some action if there's not enough around, and as inherent risk-takers they enjoy pushing the envelope. Naturally rebellious, the Five personality has no fear and never resists change.  Traveling and new experiences feed their souls. Fives are very social and attract friends with ease. People love to be around the Five fun-loving and exciting energy.  This is also a lucky number in numerology (like the Threes), so fortune seems to shine on them, helped along by their own optimism and good-nature. Fives have a quick wit, a cerebral mind, and are generally very persuasive. 

Popularity

OF THE BOY NAME DROGO

Drogo has never been used with any frequency in the United States; in fact zero baby boys were named Drogo in 2012. This is not a name on anyone’s radar. We just wanted to add it due to our interest in the saint’s strange patronage. It begged further research. So there you have it.

Quick Facts

ON DROGO

GENDER:

Boy

ORIGIN:

English

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

N/A

PRONUNCIATION:

DRO-go

SIMPLE MEANING:

To bear, carry

Characteristics

OF DROGO

Freedom-loving

Adventurous

Adaptable

Intellectual

Easygoing

Progressive

Sensual

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OF THE BABY NAME DROGO

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Famous People

NAMED DROGO

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Children of Famous People

NAMED DROGO

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Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME DROGO

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