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What does Rocco mean?

Rocco Pronunciation of Rocco as a boys' name is of German and Italian origin, and the meaning of Rocco is "rest". A common form of the name of a popular saint who cured plague victims. He was especially venerated in Italy. Rocky is usually a nickname.


ASSOCIATED WITH popular (famous), saint


VARIANTS Roch, Roche, Rochus, Rock, Rocko, Rocky, Roque


(male) Roco, ..

(female) Rocha, ..

Rocco Isa (R.I.), ..

How popular is Rocco?

Rocco is a somewhat popular first name for males (#645 out of 1220, Top 53%) and an even more popular last name for both adults and children (#5044 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Rocco entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its apex position of #311 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, and is at #481 currently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Rock, Rocky (#911 A YEAR AGO) and Roque are the popular alternative forms of Rocco (#481). Usage of these relations of Rocco reached its most widespread during the years 1950-1959 (AVERAGE #848) and has remained as widespread to this day. Rocco is the most chic name for newborns here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rocco, Rock, Rocky, Roque in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rocco and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Rocco is alike in pronunciation to Ricco, Ricki, Ricky and Rico. Other recommended sound-alike names are Nicco, Ricci, Rocio, Rodeo, Roice, Rollo, Romeo, Rosco, Roscoe and Royce. These names tend to be less frequently used than Rocco.

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