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Boy Names Starting with Ro-

Ro- baby names and what they mean, with 79 results. Ro- names are used more often as masculine names. Usage of these boy names was at its apex 8 decades ago (USAGE OF 9.1%) and has become much reduced since (USAGE 1.4%, 85.1% LESS), with names like Rodrick going out of style. The most fashionable boy names in this compilation are Rowan (#129), Roman (#85), Ronan (#294), Rowen (#490) and Royal (#483), while Roby (TOP 2%) and Rocha (1%) are popular Ro- last names. Here is the list of Ro- names for girls.

Ro- names

Roald - Rodman | Rodney - Ron | Ron - Rousseau | Roussell - Rozen

Roald - Rodman

Source fr. Old Norse. "Famous ruler." Unusual, but Roald is similar to common -ld last names Rotold (TOP 52%), Rold (41%).

Roark, var. Rourke, Rorke, Roarke
Origin fr. Gaelic. "Champion." Outside Top 2000.

Rob and variants

Rob1, var. Robby1, Robbie1, Robb1
Short form of Robert .. Rob and forms grew in popularity 6 decades ago, but now, Robby has become less trendy.

Robert and variants

Robert, var. Robynson1, Robyn1, Robson1, Robinson1, Robi, Robin1, Robertson, Roberto, Robers, Robbinson1, Robby2, Robbins, Robbin1, Robbie2, Robb2, Robben1, Roban1, Rob2
Derived fr. Old German. "Bright fame." Robert, Roberto and Robin are in the Top 2000.

Robin and variants

Robin2, var. Robyn2, Robbyn, Robbin2, Robben2, Roban2
Source fr. English language. "Famous, bright, shining." Robin has declined in popularity as a birth name since 1950-1959.

Robinson and variants

Robinson2, var. Robson2, Robynson2, Robeson, Robbinson2
Based on Old English. "Son of Robert." Robinson is common as a children's name among these variant forms.

Rocco and variants

Rocco1, var. Roque1, Rocky1, Rocko, Rock1, Roche, Rochus, Roch
Stems fr. German, Italian words. "Rest." Usage of Rocco, Rocky, etc. as birth names in 2018 was down 1.9% compared to a year ago.

Rochester and variants

Rochester, var. Rock2
Source fr. Old English language. "Stone camp or fortress." Rochester (UPPER 5%) and Rock (1%) are found often as surnames.

Source fr. Spanish. "Dew." Roccio (TOP 80%), Roco (60%) are common surnames.

Rock and variants

Rock3, var. Rocky2
Variant of Rocco .. Rock and Rocky are more prevalent as boys' names among these variant forms.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ro- names: Rob, Robb, Robbie, Robbin, Robby

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ro- names: Robert, Roberto, Robin, Robinson, Robyn

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ro- names: Rocco, Rochester, Rock, Rockwell, Rocky

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ro- names: Rod, Rodd, Roddy, Roderic, Roderick

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ro- names: Rodman, Rodrick, Rodrigo, Rodriguez, Rodriquez

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ro- names: Roque, Rory

Rockley, var. Rockly, Rockleigh, Rocklee
Root fr. Old English element. "Rock meadow." Outside Top 2000.

Possibly an Old English place name. Rocklin is uncommon as a boys' name. See also Rockland.


Origin fr. Old English word. "Rock spring." Unconventional, with usage of 0.006% for Rockwell as a baby name in 2018, lower than 0.006% the previous year.

Rocky and variants

Rocky3, var. Roque2, Rockwell2, Rocklin2, Rockland, Rock4, Rockford, Rocco2
Based on English element. .. Saint Roque (16th century) was a .. Usage of Rocky, Roque, etc. as boys' names in 2018 was down 2.4% compared to the previous year.


.. Actors Rod Steiger, Roddy MacDowall. A somewhat quaint children's name, Rod is used more often as a last name.

Var. of Rhodes. Root fr. German. "Where roses grow." Roxas is a moderately common birth name.

Rodel, var. Rodell
Derived fr. French element. Variant of Roderick. Rodel and Rodell were not among 2018's Top names.

Based on Old French word. "Roundup." Reedeo and Rudeo are creative variations. See also Rudee.

Roderick and variants

Roderick, var. Rory, Rorick, Roric, Rodryk, Rodriquez, Rodryck, Rodrique, Rodriguez, Rodrigues, Rodrigo, Rodrigue, Rodrik, Rodrick, Rodric, Roderik, Roderyck, Roderigo, Roderich, Roderic, Roddrick, Roddy, Roddric, Roddie, Rodderick, Rod2, Rodd
Root fr. Old German word. "Famous power." Prominent, with usage of 0.088% for Roderick and variants as boys' names in 2018, higher than 0.086% in 2017.

Rodman and variants

Rodman, var. Rodmann
Stems fr. Old German language. "Renowned man." Less popular today. Rodman was the version last listed (the 1960s) in the Top 2000.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for Ro- names for boys.

1. Roald - Rodman
Roald, Roark [Rorke, Rourke, Roarke], Rob [Robb, Robby, Robbie], Robert [Robyn, Robson, Robynson, Robinson, ..], Robin [Robyn, Robbyn, Robbin, Robben, ..], Robinson [Robson, Robeson, Robynson, Robbinson], Rocco [Rock, Roque, Rocky, Rocko, ..], Rochester [Rock], Rocio, Rock [Rocky], Rockley [Rockly, Rocklee, Rockleigh], Rocklin, Rockwell, Rocky [Roque, Rocklin, Rockwell, Rockland, ..], Rod, Rhodes [Rodas], Rodel [Rodell], Rodeo, Roderick [Rory, Roric, Rorick, Rodryk, ..], Rodman [Rodmann]

Rodney [Rodnie, Rodnee], Rodolfo [Rodolf, Rodolphe, Roldolpho], Rudolph [Rollo, Rolph, Rolfe, Rolphe, ..], Rodrigo, Roe [Row, Rowe], Rogan, Roger [Rojay, Rogers, Rogiero, Rogerio, ..], Rohan [Royan, Roane], Roland [Rowe, Rolly, Rollo, Rowland, ..], Orlando [Roland, Rolando], Ralph [Rolf, Rolph], Rolf [Rollo, Rolph, Rolle, Rowland, ..], Rollo, Errol [Rollo], Earl [Rollo], Roman [Rome, Romano, Romanus, Romanos, ..], Romeo, Romney, Romulus [Romolo], Aaron [Ron, Ronny, Ronnie]

Cameron [Ron], Reginald [Ronald], Ronald [Ronn, Ronny, Ronnie, Ronello, ..], Ronan, Ronel [Ronell, Ronnell], Ronson, Rooney [Rowan, Rowen, Roone, Rowney], Roosevelt, Roper, Rory [Rorry, Rorik, Rorey, Rorric], Rosario, Roscoe [Ross, Rosco, Rosscoe], Roshan, Roslin [Roslyn, Rosslyn, Rosselin], Ross [Rosse, Rosston, Rossell, Rossiter], Roth [Rothe], Rothwell, Raoul [Rowl, Roul], Rourke [Rorke, Roarke], Rousseau [Roussell]

Russell [Roussell], Rutledge [Routledge], Reuben [Rouvin], Rover, Rowan [Rowe, Roan, Rowen, Rohan], Rowdon, Rowdy, Rowell, Rowley [Rowly, Rowlee, Rowlea, Rowleigh], Roxbert, Roxbury [Roxburghe], Elroy [Roy], Roy [Roi, Royer], Leroy [Roy], Royal [Royle, Royall, Royale], Royce [Roice], Royden [Roydon, Roydan], Royston, Rozen

Usage comparison for Ro- names