Roc name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Roc

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Roc
A monstrous bird of Arabian mythology.

Etymology: Ar. & Per. rokh or rukh. Cf. Rook a castle

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Mythical bird of prey having enormous size and strength

From Spanish rocho, ruc, from Arabic رُخّ (ruḵḵ), from Persian رخ (rukh).

  1. An enormous mythical bird in Eastern legend.

roc was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, French, Interlingua, Irish, Latvian, Middle French, Old French, and Old Saxon

Notable Persons Named Roc

Notable Persons Named Roc

Roc Marciano

Roc Marciano is a hip hop music rapping and record producer. He has been prominent since 1999. Roc was given the name Rakeem Calief Myer in New York.

Roc Raida

Roc Raida was a hip hop music and turntablism disc jockey, turntablism, and hip hop production. His career lasted from 1989 to 2009. Roc was given the name Anthony Williams on May 17th, 1972. Roc is also known as Grandmaster Roc Raida, Williams, and Anthony (birth name). He passed away on September 19th, 2009.

Roc Kirby

Roc was given the name Roscoe Kirby on March 14th, 1918 in Leongatha. Roc is also known as Kirby and Roscoe. He breathed his last breath on January 25th, 2008.

Roc Alexander

Roc Alexander is a football player. His most notable accomplishments were from 2004 to present. Roc was born on September 23rd, 1981.

Roc Wamytan

Roc was born on December 13th, 1950.

Roc Oliva

Roc was born on July 18th, 1989 in Barcelona. Roc is also known as Francès.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Roc

Notable Persons With the Last Name Roc

Patricia Roc

Patricia Roc was an actress. She was most active from 1938 to 1938. Patricia was given the name Felicia Miriam Ursula Herold on June 7th, 1915 in London, England. Patricia is also known as Felicia Riese, Herold, and Felicia Miriam Ursula. She left this life on December 30th, 2003.

Kele Le Roc

Kele Le Roc is an urban contemporary, uk garage, and contemporary r&b musician. She was most prominent from 1995 to 1995. Kele was given the name Kelly Biggs on October 5th, 1977.

Tasneem Roc

Tasneem Roc is an actress. Tasneem was born on December 11th, 1978.

Cut La Roc

Cut La Roc is an electronica, trip hop, big beat, house music, breakbeat, and acid house musician. He plays Turntables, percussion, programming, and Turntablism. He was most active from 1989 to present. Cut was given the name Lee Potter on January 4th, 1972 in Brighton. Cut is also known as Cut La Roc.

Deejay Punk Roc

Deejay Punk Roc is a big beat, hip hop music, and breakbeat programmer, remix, and record producer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1998 to 2000. Deejay was given the name Jon Paul Davies, Charles Gettis in 1967 in Liverpool.

Margaret Roc

Margaret was born on July 14th, 1945.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Roc U.S.
  White 13.29% 64.26%
  African American 70.09% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 8.16% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.65% 16.26%

Of Last Name Roc

People with the last name Roc are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Roc

  • How Popular is the name Roc? Roc is the 24,593rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Roc was the 60,790th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Roc have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 252 babies born with the first name Roc in the United States. That's more than enough people named Roc to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Roc? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1952 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Roc first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Roc is Monday, November 16th, 1891.
  • What year had the most people named Roc born? The highest recorded use of the first name Roc was in 2010 with a total of 14 babies.
  • Random Roc Factoid: According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Roc is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name in 2010.
  • Weird things about the name Roc: The name spelled backwards is Cor. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Cor. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Roc? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 331 people with the last name Roc.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Roc? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Roc as their last name since less than 1 person in 909k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Roc name meaning

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