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Meaning and name origin

Rourke \ro(ur)-ke\ as a boy's name is pronounced RORK. It is of Irish origin. An ancient given name of uncertain origin, adopted as an Irish clan name.


Rourke has 2 variant forms: Roarke and Rorke.

For more information, see also the related boy name Roark.


Rourke is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#8171 out of 88799, Top 9%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Rourke for boys. Rourke has not been ranked in the Top 1000/100 so far. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Bourke. Like Rourke, this name is not commonly used.