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What does Rockford mean?

Rockford Pronunciation of Rockford [rock-ford] as a boys' name has its root in English. Rockford is a version of Rocky (English): variant for Rocco (Italian).


1 alternative form via Rocky: Rockland.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Rockford Pedro (R.P.), ..

How popular is Rockford?

Rockford is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#45573 out of 150436, Top 30%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only popular varying form of Rockford (not ranked) is Rocky (#927 from recent data). Adoption of this form of Rockford was widespread in the 1950s (#272) and is now significantly diminished. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rocky in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Alford, Ashford, Bedford, Beuford, Bickford, Bradford, Bufford, Burford, Byford, Clifford, Clyfford, Clyford (see Clifford), Cranford, Crawford, Eckard, Ellford (see Elford), Gifford, Gilford, Gyfford (see Gifford), Halford, Hallford, Harrford (see Harford), Hartford, Jefford, Lawford, Lindford, Linford, Lockwood, Meadford (see Medford), Medford, Millford (see Milford), Mitford, Oxford, Packard, Pickford, Radford, Ransford, Rayford, Raynord, Redford, Redfurd (see Redford), Reeford, Rexford, Ricard, Richerd (see Richard), Rickard, Rickert, Rickward, Rickwerd (see Rickward), Rickwood, Rikard, Rocco, Rocio, Rock, Rockley, Rocklin, Rockly (see Rockley), Rocko, Rockwell, Rufford (see Ruford), Ruford, Rumford, Rushford, Sanford, Staford, Stanford, Stockard, Stockerd (see Stockard), Swynford (see Swinford), Twyford, Warford, Wellford, Whitford, Wilford and Wynford. These names tend to be more frequently used than Rockford.