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What does Roe mean?

Roe /roe/ as a boys' name is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Roe is "roe deer". May have originated as an occupational name for a hunter or trapper of deers.

Associated with: deer, occupational


Roe has 2 variants: Row and Rowe.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Rode, Rore, ..

(female) Roere, Rore, ..

How popular is Roe?

Roe is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#1307 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


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

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Roe for boys. Roe reached its apex rank of #967 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Similar Names


Roe is alike in pronunciation to Rae, Rai, Ray, Raye, Rei, Reo, Rey, Rio, Roi, Roy, Ruy, Rye, Ryu and Ryuu. Other suggested similar names are Boe, Coe, Joe, Moe, Noe, Rob, Rod, Rog, Rome and Ron. These names tend to be more frequently used than Roe.