Origin of the name RUDIGER.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name RUDIGER.
German. From Teutonic Hruodgar
(q.v.), meaning "famous spear."
is a most prolific word. As Hruodgar, famous spear, it
figures in the Nibelungenlied, where the Markgraf Rudiger
is the special friend of Dietrich, and for a long time, like him,
refrains from the fray, though at last he plunges into it and is killed.
(History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).