Name
ROCK

Name ROCK

Between 1880 and 2019 there were 3,432 births of Rock in the countries below, which represents an average of 25 births of children bearing the first name Rock per year on average throughout this period.
On the last available year for each country, we count 17 births.

Other languages  :  
En Français Prénom Rock   
In Italiano Nome Rock   


Information about the first name Rock

The first name Rock is listed in our categories :The first name Rock has been assigned to:
99.97% to boys
0.03% to girls
The country where the first name Rock is the most common is:
BR Brazil
This first name is on trend: Male
This first name has 4 letters including 1 vowel and 3 consonants

Rock in Japanese *

Romajirokku
Katakanaロック
Hiraganaろっく
* This is a phonetic conversion, not a translation.
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Rock in sign language

Rock in binary language

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Origin and meaning of name Rock

US English
Etymology src :
  • From Middle English rocke, rokke (“rock formation”), from Old English *rocc (“rock”), as in Old English stānrocc (“high stone rock, peak, obelisk”), and also later from Anglo-Norman roc, roce, roque (compare Modern French roc, roche, rocher), from Medieval Latin rocca (attested 767), from Vulgar Latin *rocca, of uncertain origin, sometimes said to be of Celtic (in particular, perhaps Gaulish [Term?]) origin (compare Breton roc'h).
Etymology src :
  • From Middle English rokken, from Old English roccian, from Proto-Germanic *rukkōną (compare obsolete Dutch rokken, Middle High German rocken (“to drag, jerk”), Modern German rücken (“to move, shift”), Icelandic rukka (“to yank”)), from Proto-Germanic *rugnōną, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃ruk-néh₂, from *h₃runk- (compare Latin runcāre (“to weed”), Latvian rũķēt (“to toss, dig”)).
Etymology src :
  • Shortened from rock and roll. Since the meaning of rock has adapted to mean a simpler, more modern, metal-like genre, rock and roll has generally been left referring to earlier forms such as that of the 1950s, notably more swing-oriented style.
Etymology src :
  • From Middle English rok, rocke, rokke, perhaps from Middle Dutch rocke (whence Dutch rok), Middle Low German rocken, or Old Norse rokkr (whence Icelandic / Faroese rokkur, Danish rok, Swedish spinnrock (“spinning wheel”)). Cognate with Old High German rocko (“distaff”).
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • rock (plural rocks)
  • An act of rocking; a rocking motion; a sway.
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • rock (uncountable)
  • A style of music characterized by basic drum-beat, generally 4/4 riffs, based on (usually electric) guitar, bass guitar, drums, and vocals.
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • rock (countable and uncountable, plural rocks)
  • (countable) Distaff.
  • Sad Clotho held the rocke, the whiles the thread / By grisly Lachesis was spun with pain, / That cruel Atropos eftsoon undid.(Can we find and add a quotation of Chapman to this entry?)
  • (uncountable) The flax or wool on a distaff.
Etymology (Noun) src :
Anagrams src :
  • Cork, Kroc, cork
Pronunciation src :
  • (General Australian) [ɹʷɔk]
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɹɒk/
  • Rhymes: -ɒk
  • (US) enPR: rŏk, IPA(key): /ɹɑk/
  • Homophones: roc, rawk
Surname (Athletes) src :
  • Andrew Rock (born 1982), American sprinter
  • Claude Rock (1863–1950), Australian cricketer
  • David Rock (cricketer) (born 1957), English former cricketer
  • Gene Rock (1921–2002), American professional basketball player
  • George Rock (cricketer) (born 1936), Barbadian cricketer
  • Katie Rock (born 2003), Albanian swimmer
  • Owen Rock (1896–1978), Australian cricketer, son of Claude
  • Robert Rock (born 1977), English professional golfer
Surname (Entertainers) src :
  • Bob Rock (born 1954), musician, sound engineer and record producer
  • Chris Rock (born 1965), American comedian
  • Dave Rock, musician of Rilo Kiley
  • Kid Rock (born 1971), American singer-songwriter, rapper, disc jockey, musician, record producer, and actor
Surname (Other) src :
Surname (Politicians and activists) src :
  • Allan Rock (born 1947), Canadian Justice Minister, Health Minister and diplomat
  • Heraldine Rock (1933–2012), Saint Lucian politician
  • John Rock (abolitionist) (1825-1866), American abolitionist
  • Raymond Rock (born 1922), Canadian politician
Surname (Scientists) src :
  • John Rock (American scientist) (1890-1984), one of the inventors of the contraceptive pill
  • Joseph Rock (1884-1962), Austrian-American explorer, geographer and botanist
Proper noun (Usage notes) src :
  • The given name is rare, but had some vogue in the 1950s due to an American film star named Rock Hudson.
  • When used as a nickname for Gibraltar, Alcatraz prison, or Newfoundland, the preceding the is often capitalized.
FR French
Etymology src :
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /ʁɔk/
Noun (Derived terms) src :
  • (n.) rockeur m / rockeuse f
  • (v.) rocker
General
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • Rock m (genitive Rocks, no plural)
  • rock (style of music)
Alternative forms src :
Noun src :
  • rock m
  • rock (style of music)
Proper noun src :
  • Rock
  • A topographic surname for someone living near a rock or an oak ( atter + oke ).
  • A male given name transferred from the surname.
  • Any of three villages in England.
  • (preceded by "the" or "The") Nickname of Gibraltar.
  • (Australia, preceded by "the" or "The") Nickname of Uluru.
  • (preceded by "the" or "The") Nickname of the prison on Alcatraz Island, USA.
  • (Canada, preceded by "the" or "The") Nickname of the island of Newfoundland in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Noun (Derived terms) src :
  • roqueiro
ES Spanish
Noun src :
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): [rok]
Noun (Derived terms) src :
  • roquero m, roquera f
  • rockero m, rockera f
  • rockear
  • rockódromo m
  • rock pesado
Noun (Related terms) src :
  • rocanrol m
  • rocanrolero m
  • rock and roll m
HU Hungarian
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): [ ˈrokː]
  • Hyphenation: rock
Noun (Derived terms) src :
  • rockos
Polish
Noun src :
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /rɔk/
Noun (Derived terms) src :
  • (adjective) rockowy
Noun (Related terms) src :
PT Portuguese
Pronunciation src :
Noun (Synonyms) src :
SE Swedish
Etymology src :
  • From Old Swedish rokker, from Middle Low German rock, from Old Saxon rok, from Proto-Germanic *rukkaz.
Etymology src :
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • rock c
  • a coat, an overcoat
Etymology (Related terms) src :
  • rockslag
  • söndagsrock
  • vinterrock
  • ytterrock
Etymology (Synonyms) src :
  • kappa
  • päls
  • trenchcoat
  • ulster
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • rock c (uncountable)
  • (music, uncountable) rock, rock and roll
Etymology (Related terms) src :
  • rockband
  • rockmusik
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /¹rɔk/, [¹rɔkː]
  • Rhymes: -ɔk
NL Dutch
Noun src :
  • rock m (uncountable)
  • rock (style of music)
Pronunciation src :
  • Rhymes: -ɔk
  • IPA(key): /rɔk/
FI Finnish
Etymology src :
  • Unadapted borrowing from English rock.
Noun src :
  • rock
  • rock (style of music)
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /ˈrok/, [ˈro̞k]
Noun (Compounds) src :
  • hevirock
  • rockelokuva
  • rockmusiikki
  • rockooppera
  • rocktähti
  • rockvideo
  • rockyhtye
Noun (Derived terms) src :
  • rokata
  • rokkari
  • suomirock
Noun (Synonyms) src :
  • rock-musiikki
  • rokki
DE German
Etymology src :
  • From Middle High German [Term?], from Old High German roc, from Proto-Germanic *rukkaz, from Proto-Indo-European *rukn-, *ruk-, *rug-, *ruǵ- (“to spin”); or perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *kreḱ- (“to weave”). Doublet of Frack.
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • Rock m (genitive Rockes or Rocks, plural Röcke, diminutive Röckchen n or Röcklein n)
  • skirt (garment)
  • (regional) (men's) jacket
  • (Switzerland) dress
Etymology (Pronunciation) src :
  • IPA(key): /ʁɔk/
Etymology (Pronunciation) src :
  • IPA(key): /ʁɔk/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ɹɔk/ (less commonly, approximating English pronunciation)
CZ Czech
Etymology src :
Noun (Derived terms) src :
  • rockový
 

Popularity of the name Rock

Number of ROCK births per year

Total births of Rock by country

Births with the first name Rock
Country
Boys
Girls
BRBrazil
1930 - 2010
2,048
0
USUnited State of America
1880 - 2019
630
0
QCQuebec
1980 - 2019
361
1
FRFrance
1900 - 2019
262
0
ONOntario
1913 - 2018
82
0
ABAlberta
1980 - 2019
16
0
GBUnited Kingdom
1996 - 2019
13
0
DEGermany
2000 - 2018
7
0
AUAustralia
1944 - 2019
5
0
DKDenmark
1985 - 2019
4
0
ITItaly
1999 - 2018
2
0
CZCzechoslovakia
1900 - 2016
1
0

Total births of Rock by country (last available year)

Births with the first name Rock
Country
Boys
Girls
BRBrazil
2010
9
0
USUnited State of America
2019
5
0
FRFrance
2019
3
0

Comments on the name Rock

Personalities with the first name Rock

There are 2 personalities with the first name Rock


Rock Hudson
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United states of america
Actor Stage actor Television actor Film actor Hiv activist


Rock Demers
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Canada
Screenwriter Actor Film producer



Film Actors and Actresses with the first name Rock

There are 99 actors and actresses with the first name Rock
Rock Anthony
Rock The Icon
Rock Rose
Rock De Augustine
Rock Deadrick
Rock Mackenzie
Rock Nalle
Rock A. Walker
Rock Demers
Rock Hudson
Rock Solomon
Rock Naeem
Rock Acosta
Rock Mercury
Rock Et Belles Oreilles
Rock Carter
Rock Ramer
Rock Rogers
Rock Phillips
Rock Star
Rock Knighton
Rock Jennings
Rock Murphy
Rock Taulbee
Rock Stalloni
Rock Shot
Rock Riddle
Rock Montanio
Rock Madison
Rock Lerum

There are more than 30 actors and actresses with the first name Rock
The full list of actors and actresses with the first name Rock

Rankings of first name ROCK by country

Country ranking (boys)
RankCountryYear
#4122US United State of America2019
#5061BR Brazil2010
#5479FR France2019
Country ranking (girls)
RankCountryYear
No ranking of first name ROCK (female) births over the last year available in each country






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