What does Roscoe mean?
Roscoe \r(o)-scoe, ros-coe\ as a boys' name is pronounced ROS-koh. It is of Old Norse and Old German origin, and the meaning of Roscoe is "deer wood". Place name from northern England. Tennis celebrity Roscoe Tanner.
Roscoe is a very popular first name for men (#589 out of 1220, Top 48%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#6190 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Roscoe for boys. Roscoe reached its highest rank of #139 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Prominent alternative forms of Roscoe are Ross and Rosco. These boy names reached the apex of their popularity during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.5937%) and have become significantly less popular since, with the forms Ross and Roscoe becoming less in vogue. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Roscoe and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)