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What does Roark mean?

Roark Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: gaelic, champion, old, surname.


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

Creative forms:
(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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Roark name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended 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.

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