Rocky name meaning

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

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Rocky mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Rocky

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Virginia, U.S., the name Rocky is of English origin and means "Jagged rocks".
  2. A user from Kentucky, U.S. says the name Rocky means "Honest, fun loving, careful, narrsicstic occasionally".
  3. A submission from Illinois, U.S. says the name Rocky means "Jagged" and is of Turkish origin.
  4. According to a user from Virginia, U.S., the name Rocky means "love and meaningful".
  5. A submission from New Jersey, U.S. says the name Rocky means "Consisting of full of rock or rocks" and is of German origin.
  6. According to a user from Texas, U.S., the name Rocky means "Cold water".
  7. According to a user from Grenada, the name Rocky means "Life food and home".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Rock"y
  1. Full of, or abounding in, rocks; consisting of rocks; as, a rocky mountain; a rocky shore.
  2. Like a rock; as, the rocky orb of a shield.
  3. Fig.: Not easily impressed or affected; hard; unfeeling; obdurate; as, a rocky bosom.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Full of hardship or trials ("the rocky road to success")
  2. Abounding in rocks or stones ("rocky fields")
  3. Causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements
  4. Liable to rock ("on high rocky heels")

Diminutives with -y.

  1. A male given name, pet form of Rocco and Roch.
  2. Rocky Balboa, a fictional boxer played by Sylvester Stallone in a series of films.
  3. The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
  4. (informal, Australia) The regional city of Rockhampton, Queensland.
  5. A town in Oklahoma.

Notable Persons Named Rocky

Notable Persons Named Rocky

Rocky Marciano

Rocky Marciano was a boxer. Rocky was born on September 1st, 1923 in Brockton, Massachusetts, U.S. He breathed his last breath on August 31st, 1969.

Rocky Johnson

Rocky Johnson is a wrestler. Rocky was born on August 24th, 1944 in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Rocky Balboa

Rocky Balboa is a professional boxer and boxing.

Rocky De La Fuente

Rocky was given the name Roque De La Fuente Guerra on October 10th, 1954 in San Diego. Rocky is also known as Roque "Rocky".

Rocky Carroll

Rocky Carroll is an actor. He was most active from 1989 to present. Rocky was given the name Roscoe Carroll on July 8th, 1963 in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. Rocky is also known as Carroll and Roscoe.

Rocky Graziano

Rocky Graziano was a boxer. Rocky was born on January 1st, 1919 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. He passed away on May 22nd, 1990.

  • Rocky Romero
  • Rocky Bleier
    Football Player
  • Rocky George
  • Rocky Anderson
    Mayor of Salt Lake City
  • Rocky Colavito
    Baseball Player
  • Rocky Gray
  • Rocky Long
    College Coach
  • Rocky Roberts
  • Rocky Elsom
    Rugby Player
  • Rocky Seto
  • Rocky Chávez
  • Rocky Johnson
  • Rocky Dawuni
  • Rocky McIntosh
    American Football Player

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rocky

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rocky

ASAP Rocky

ASAP Rocky is a hip hop music musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 2007 to present. ASAP was given the name Rakim Mayers on October 3rd, 1988 in Harlem. ASAP is also known as Lord Flacko.

Masud Liton Rocky

Masud Liton Rocky is a cricketer.

Md. Rocky

Md. Rocky is an athlete for the Sheikh Russel KC.

Mohammad Rocky

Mohammad Rocky is an athlete for the Feni Soccer Club.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rocky U.S.
  White 76.09% 64.26%
  African American 3.80% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 8.15% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 9.78% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rocky

People with the last name Rocky are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Rocky

  • How Popular is the name Rocky? Rocky is the 1,500th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rocky was the 98,553rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rocky have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 26,931 babies born with the first name Rocky in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rocky to occupy the territory of British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 24,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rocky? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Rocky first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rocky is Sunday, November 30th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Rocky born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rocky was in 1957 with a total of 909 babies.
  • Random Rocky Factoid: According to the 1956 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rocky ranks 96th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Idaho. Imagine that, 18 babies in Idaho have the same name in 1956.
  • Weird things about the name Rocky: The name spelled backwards is Ykcor. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ckroy. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rocky? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 184 people with the last name Rocky.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rocky? Rocky is one of the most unique last names recorded.
  • Rocky name meaning

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