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What does Rocco mean?

Rocco [roc-co] as a boys' name is of German and Italian origin, and the meaning of Rocco is "rest".

A common form of the name of a popular saint who cured plague victims. He was especially venerated in Italy. Rocky is usually a nickname.

Associated with: popular (famous), saint.


Rocco has 7 variants: Roch, Roche, Rochus, Rock, Rocko, Rocky and Roque.

Rocco has 1 feminine form: Rochelle.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Roco, Rooco, ..

(female) Rocah, Roccora, ..

How popular is Rocco?

Rocco is a somewhat popular first name for males (#645 out of 1220, Top 53%) and an even more popular last name for both adults and children (#5044 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Rocco for boys. Rocco entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its apex position of #311 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, and is at #449 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Rocco and associated names. Rock, Rocky (#990 a year ago) and Roque are the popular alternative forms of Rocco (#449 a year ago). Usage of these relations of Rocco reached its most widespread during the years 1950-1959 (average #848) and is almost as widespread today, but with the form Rocky becoming less stylish. Rocco is the most chic name for newborns here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rocco, Rock, Rocky, Roque in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rocco and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Rocco is alike in pronunciation to Ricco, Ricki, Ricky and Rico. Other recommended names are Nicco, Ricci, Rocio, Rodeo, Roice, Rollo, Romeo, Rosco, Roscoe and Royce. These names tend to be less frequently used than Rocco.