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What does Roark mean?

Roark /roark/ [1 syll.] 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.


Roark has 4 variants: Roarke, Rorke, Rourke and Ruark.

Kreatif forms: Roarkky, Roarkro, Roroark. [more]

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)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Roark for boys. Roark has not been recorded in the Top 1000 thus far. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Roark name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Roark outside U.S.

Similar Names

A recommended similar baby name is Rorik. Like Roark, this name is not frequently used.