What does Roark mean?
Roark [roark] as a boys' name is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Roark is "champion". Also possibly from an Old English expression meaning "rock" that was given as a surname to people living close to a remarkable outcropping of stone. Literary: Howard Roark is the protagonist in Ayn Rand's influential novel "The Fountainhead". Actor Mickey Rourke.
(male) Roare, Rowark, ..
(female) Roare, Roaro, .. Middle name pairings:
Roark Isai (R.I.), ..
How popular is Roark?
Roark is a rare first name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#2355 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Roark has not been recorded in the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Similar NamesRecommended names are Clark▲, Cork, Lark, Mark▼, Roald, Roan, Roane, Rock, Rodrik, Rodryk (see Roderick), Rorik, Rorry, Rory▲, Spark, Stark and York. These names tend to be more frequently used than Roark.See names in meaning and etymology.