Meaning and name origin
Rocky \r(oc)-ky\ as a boy's 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 is a very popular first name for males (#530 out of 1220, Top 43%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Rocky for boys. Rocky reached its highest rank of #274 in the U.S. in 1950-1959. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Rocky and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Rocco (#449), Rocky (#990) and Rock. (2014 statistics).
Rocky▼ is also pronounced similarly to Rickey▼, Ricki, Ricky▼, Rikky and Rocko. Other suggested similar baby names are Richy, Rick▼, Roch, Roche, Rocio, Rockly and Rojay. These names tend to be less commonly used than Rocky.