Given Name ROCCO

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: ROK-ko (Italian)  [details]

Meaning & History

Germanic name derived from the element hrok meaning "rest". This was the name of a 14th-century French saint who nursed victims of the plague but eventually contracted the disease himself. He is the patron saint of the sick.
VARIANT: Rochus (Ancient Germanic)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Roc (Catalan), Roko (Croatian), Rokus, Rochus (Dutch), Rocky (English), Roch (French), Rochus (German), Roch (Polish), Roque (Portuguese), Rok (Slovene), Roque (Spanish)

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 880


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Entry updated December 3, 2014