Frodo Gardner

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Frodo Gardner
"Frodo Gamgee" from The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest
Biographical Information
Other namesFrodo-lad[1]
LocationBag End, Hobbiton
BirthS.R. 1423[2]
ParentageSamwise Gamgee and Rose Cotton
SiblingsElanor, Rose, Merry, Pippin, Goldilocks, Hamfast, Daisy, Primrose, Bilbo, Ruby, Robin and Tom
ChildrenHolfast Gardner
Physical Description
GalleryImages of Frodo Gardner

Frodo Gardner was the second child and eldest son of Samwise Gamgee and Rose Cotton.[2]


It was always Sam's intention to name one of his children after his best friend, Frodo Baggins. Though his first child was a girl, he named the second one Frodo.[1]

Frodo became the head of Gardner Family and inherited Bag End. His son was Holfast Gardner.[2]


In the King's Letter, King Elessar mentions his name in Sindarin as Iorhael.[3]

Portrayal in adaptations

2009: The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest:

Frodo Gamgee is the main playable character. He runs around Hobbiton completing tasks and talking to characters, whilst also re-living the Aragorn's adventures (as retold) by Sam. When sitting down with his father, the player can control Aragorn in a fairy tale-like setting.


  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Grey Havens"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "The Longfather-tree of Master Samwise"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Sauron Defeated, "Part One: The End of the Third Age: XI. The Epilogue: The second version"