|The name Strider refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Strider (disambiguation).
Strider or Stick-at-naught Strider (as told by Bill Ferny), was a nickname given to Aragorn by the people of Eriador (as for example at Bree) during his time as a Ranger.
The name seems to refer to the long legs of the Rangers, who were of Númenórean blood, compared to the shorter-legged Bree-men.
Though Aragorn considered the name scornful, he took it as the name of his royal house: translated into Quenya as Telcontar.
Leaving Minas Tirith, Frodo Baggins jokingly named his pony "Strider" in order to honor his former companion.