What does Roark mean?
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.
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)
A recommended similar baby name is Rorik. Like Roark, this name is not frequently used.