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 is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1914 out of 88799, Top 2%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Roark for boys. Roark has not been ranked in the Top 1000/100 so far. (2014 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Rorik. Like Roark, this name is not commonly used.