Gender Masculine
Usage Irish

Meaning & History

From Old Irish Ruarcc. It was possibly an early borrowing from the Old Norse name Hrœrekr. Alternatively it might be derived from Old Irish elements such as rúad "red" and arg "hero, champion". This was the name of a 9th-century king of Leinster.

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Entry updated January 21, 2022