[ 2 syll. roc-ky, ro-cky ] The baby boy name Rocky is pronounced as RAAK-iy- †. Rocky's language of origin is Germanic and English, and it is predominantly used in English. From English roots, its meaning is 'from the rock, rock-like'.
In addition, Rocky is a diminutive form of the English and Italian Rocco in the English language.
Rocky is an all-time favorite. At present it is still a somewhat popular baby name for boys, though not to the extent it was in the past. Its usage peaked modestly in 1957 with 0.042% of baby boys being named Rocky. It ranked at #251 then. The baby name has since experienced a steep decline in frequency, and is of only very light use in recent times. In 2016, it ranked at #955 with a usage of 0.011%. Among the group of boy names directly related to Rocky, Rocco was the most popular. The name was thrice as popular as Rocky in 2016.
† Pronunciation for Rocky: R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"
A famous person named Rocky is Fictional Character Rocky Balboa, born 1976.