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Possibly also meaning 'red haired warrior' (from rua, red haired, and 'arg' root word meaning warrior.)
ronan  12/20/2004
I fell in love with this name. I love it! Hopefully I will name my first son Ruarc. LOVE IT!
LimeGreen  6/5/2006
This name is pronounced RORK, like fork and pork. I've seen spelling variations of this name in real life, movies and literature. Most people spelled it Ruark, Roark or Roarke.
― Anonymous User  8/18/2006
This is an awesome name for a boy. I would probably spell it Roarke to make it easier to pronounce than people trying to guess the pronunciation of Ruarc. I have also seen it spelled Rork and Rorke.
― Anonymous User  8/31/2006
It would most likely be pronounced as "ROO-ark" or "RWARK" in Gaelic, rather than the corruption "RORK".
gaelruadh19  9/4/2006
No, it's definitely pronounced Rork. It's a second name, as in O'Ruarc.
Clodagh  10/27/2007
This is a wonderful name. I've liked it ever since I saw the movie River Wild starring Meryl Streep. This is the name of her son in that movie. He spelled it Ruark. However I personally prefer the spelling Roarke. Roarke is also the name of one of the main characters in the In Death series written by J.D. Robb.
― Anonymous User  9/10/2006
It is pronounced rOO-arc. It can sound like it rhymes with York when said fast to people unfamiliar with Gaelic, because the syllables slide into each other.
SeanAisteach  3/5/2009
Apparently a variant or related to Roarke/Rourke - Irish: illustrious and mighty.
Namenutt  4/13/2011
Most likely originated from the given name Ruairc, which was Gaelicized from the Norse Hrothrekr. [noted -ed]
Zimger  9/2/2012
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