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Roark meaning and name origin
Roark \ro(a)-rk\ as a boy's 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 variant forms: Roarke, Rorke, Rourke and Ruark.
Baby names that sound like Roark are Rorik, Rurik, Rurek, Rorick, Roric and Rorric.
Popularity of Roark
Roark is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1914 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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