Rocco - Meaning of Rocco
[ 2 syll. roc-co, ro-cco ] The baby boy name Rocco is pronounced as RAAK-ow †. Rocco is used chiefly in the English and Italian languages, and it is derived from Germanic origins. The name is either derived from Roho (Germanic), a short form of the now obsolete Rochbert and ultimately of the element 'rohon' (meaning to roar, battle cry), or else it is from the Old German 'hrok' (rest, repose). The name was borne by Saint Rocco (1295-1327), who nursed plague victims and is today known as the patron saint of the sick. The variant Rocky is often linked with toughness and physical strengh, from association with the famous US boxer Rocky Marciano (1923-1969), who was born Rocco Marchegiano. The name Rochelle (English) is the female form of Rocco.
Rocco has 19 variants that are used in English and other languages. Variants used in English include Rocca, Roche, Rocio, Rock, Rocke, Rockea, Rockee, Rockey, Rocki, Rockie, Rocko, Rokee, and Rokko. The pet form Rocky is another English variant.
Rocco is a fairly popular baby name for boys. The name's popularity has been rising since the 2000s. At the modest peak of its usage in 2009, 0.037% of baby boys were given the name Rocco. Its ranking then was #389. In 2018, its usage was 0.031% and its ranking #481, and it was the most popular out of all boy names in its group. In 2018, Rocco was thrice as popular as the subsequent ranked name, Rocky.
† Pronunciation for Rocco: R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)"