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Meaning and Name Origin

Rocky \r(oc)-ky\ as a boys' name is pronounced RAH-kee. It is of English origin. Nickname for Rocco (Italian), the name of a 14th-century saint. Saint Roque (16th century) was a Spanish saint. The nickname is also familiar today due to boxer Rocky Marciano and his fictional counterpart, Rocky Balboa, of the "Rocky" series of movies.


Rocky has 7 variants: Rocco, Rock, Rockford, Rockland, Rocklin, Rockwell and Roque.

Rocky has 4 more alternative forms via Rocco: Roch, Roche, Rochus and Rocko.


Rocky is a very prominent first name for men (#530 out of 1220, Top 43%) but an unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Rocky for boys. Rocky entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its top rank of #274 in the U.S. during 1950-1959, and is presently at #990. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Rocky name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Rocky and related names. Popular variation forms of Rocky (#990 a year ago) are Rocco (#449 a year ago) and Rock. Adoption of these boy names reached its most widespread during 1950-1959 and has become much less since, with the form Rocky becoming less trendy. Rocco (#449) is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns here, with this name having a rebound in popularity. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Rocco, Rock, Rocky in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Rocky is pronounced similarly to Rickey, Ricki, Ricky and Rikky. Other suggested similar baby names are Richy, Rick, Rocio, Rockly and Rojay. These names tend to be less frequently used than Rocky.