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)
  United States
2016
  England and Wales
2016
  France
not
ranked
2015
  Italy
2015

Sources & References

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