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Subject: Feminine variants of Rocco
Author: Eilis   (Authenticated as Suibhne)
Date: February 21, 2008 at 10:02:25 AM
A user submission cites Rocca as a rare feminine variant of Rocco and though it's logically constructed I was wondering (1) if it was accurate and had some history of usage, and (2) if anyone knew other feminine names of the same origin or accepted feminizations of related male names. I searched for the meaning "hrok" and found nothing else. To relay everything that BtN has about Rocco and is relatives:

Gender: Masculine
Usage: Italian

Italian form of a Germanic name derived from the element hrok meaning "rest". This was name of a 14th-century saint who nursed victims of the plague but eventually contracted the disease himself. He is the patron saint of the sick.

ROC m Catalan
ROCH m French, Polish
ROCHUS m German, Dutch
ROCKY m English
ROK m Slovene
ROKUS m Frisian
ROQUE m Spanish, Portuguese

Thanks for your help. :-)

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This message was edited by the author on February 21, 2008 at 10:06:19 AM

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