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What does Rourke mean?

Rourke Pronunciation of Rourke [rourke] as a boys' name is pronounced RORK. It is of Irish origin. An ancient given name of uncertain origin, adopted as an Irish clan name.

Associated with: irish, ancient (old), clan (surname).


Rourke has 2 variants: Roarke and Rorke.

Affiliated boy name: Roark.

Creative forms:
(male) Rourve, ..

(female) Rourae, Rourca, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rourke Todd (R.T.), ..

How popular is Rourke?

Rourke is a rare first name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#8263 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Rourke has yet to be recorded in the Top 2000 so far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Rourke is alike in pronunciation to Ruark. Other suggested similar names are Berke, Bourke, Bourne, Burke, Clarke, Cooke, Dirke, Duke, Folke, Fowke, Fulke, Locke, Luke, Parke, Renke, Rike, Rikke, Roane, Robbie, Roche, Rock, Rocko, Rocky, Roddie, Rodge, Rodnee, Rodnie, Rodric, Rodrik, Rodryk (see Roderick), Roe, Roice, Rolfe, Rolle, Rollie, Rolphe, Rome, Ronnie, Roone, Roque, Rorey, Roric, Rorik, Rorric, Rorry, Rory, Roscoe, Rosse, Rothe, Roul, Rouvin, Rowe, Rowlee, Royale, Royce, Royle, Rube, Rudee, Rudie, Rune, Rurek, Rurik, Starke and Yorke. These names tend to be more commonly used than Rourke.