Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. RAWK-ko(Italian)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Germanic name possibly derived from hruoh meaning "crow, rook". 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.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesRoc(Catalan) Roko(Croatian) Rokus, Rochus(Dutch) Rocky(English) Roch(French) Rochus(German) Rokas(Lithuanian) Roch(Polish) Roque(Portuguese) Rok(Slovene) Roque(Spanish)
Surname DescendantsRocchi, Rocco(Italian)


People think this name is

classic   informal   wholesome   strong   rough   strange   simple   comedic   unintellectual  

Name Days

Italy: August 16
Italy: August 27


Saint Rocco as a Pilgrim by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1730)Saint Rocco as a Pilgrim by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1730)


Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 880.
Entry updated December 7, 2022