Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Rogue

 “Rogue” is an English vocabulary word (a noun) first attested to in the mid-16th century (c. 1540) and was originally coined to define “a scoundrel, rascal, begging vagabond” – most likely a shortened version of “roger” which was the slang term for fraudulent beggars on the streets of London pretending to be poor scholars from Oxford or Cambridge in order to solicit sympathy and thus money. Many etymologists surmise the term was derived from the Latin “rogare” meaning “to ask, seek, beg” but it may have also been influenced by the French word “rogue” meaning “arrogant” (although there is no concrete evidence for this particular connection).  It has also been theorized that the Brythonic-Celtic word “rog” (meaning “haughty”) may have played a part in the word’s development.  Over time, the term “rogue” began to take on a more playful meaning for a mischievous person or a little rascal.  By the 19th century, the definition of something “uncontrolled” or “undisciplined” took root in reference to a large, wild animal that separates from the pack and lives apart from its herd. 

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Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME ROGUE

The Three energy is powerful and enthusiastic. These personalities are cheerful, full of self-expression, and often quite emotional. They have an artistic flair and "gift-of-gab" that makes them natural entertainers. Their joyfulness bubbles over, and their infectious exuberance draws a crowd. The Three personality is like a child - forever young and full of delight. They are charming, witty, and generally happy people. The Three personality lives in the "now" and has a spontaneous nature. Threes seem to live with a bright and seemingly unbreakable aura that attracts others to them. In turn, they are deeply loyal and loving to their friends and family. Luck also has a tendency to favor number Threes.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME ROGUE

 Most people would not consider “Rogue” a personal name; although, 46 sets of U.S. parents in 2013 might disagree. The Social Security Department reported that 31 baby girls and 15 baby boys were given the first name Rogue in 2013.  There is a reason the name is more popular for girls, however.  Rogue is the name of a popular Marvel Comics character from the X-Men Series, first debuting in 1981.  The name has an impish quality – its daringly different!

Quick Facts

ON ROGUE

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

English

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

1

RANKING POPULARITY:

N/A

PRONUNCIATION:

ROWG

SIMPLE MEANING:

Mischievous person

Characteristics

OF ROGUE

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