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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. RAWK-ko(Italian)

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.

Sources & References

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