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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. RAWK-ko(Italian)
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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.
VariantRochus(Ancient Germanic)
Other Languages & CulturesRoc(Catalan) Roko(Croatian) Rokus, Rochus(Dutch) Rocky(English) Roch(French) Rochus(German) Roch(Polish) Roque(Portuguese) Rok(Slovene) Roque(Spanish)

Images

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

Sources & References

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

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