Roe name meaning

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in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Roe

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  1. A user from Israel says the name Roe is of Hebrew origin and means "Shepherd of god".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Roe
A roebuck. See Roebuck.The female of any species of deer.

Etymology: OE. ro, AS. rāh; akin to D. ree, G. reh, Icel. , SW.

noun Roe
  1. [Zoöl] The ova or spawn of fishes and amphibians, especially when still inclosed in the ovarian membranes. Sometimes applied, loosely, to the sperm and the testes of the male.
  2. A mottled appearance of light and shade in wood, especially in mahogany.

Etymology: For roan, OE. rowne, akin to G. rogen, OHG. rogan, Icel. hrogn, Dan. rogn ravn, Sw. rom; of uncertain origin; cf. Gr. ��� pebble, Skr. �arkarā gravel

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The eggs or egg-laden ovary of a fish
  2. The egg mass or spawn of certain crustaceans such as the lobster
  3. Eggs of female fish
  4. Fish eggs or egg-filled ovary; having a grainy texture

From roe.

  1. A surname​, from a Middle English nickname meaning a roe.

From Irish an Ró ("the roaring one").

  1. A river in Northern Ireland, County Londonderry.
  1. (US politics, informal) Roe vs. Wade, the US Supreme Court case which legalized abortion.

Notable Persons Named Roe

Notable Persons Named Roe

Rick Hall

Rick Hall is a soul music, pop music, and country music record producer. His career lasted from 1959 to 1959. Rick was given the name Roe Erister Hall on January 31st, 1932 in Tishomingo County, Mississippi.

Roe Conn

Roe Conn is a presenter. Roe was born on June 6th, 1964 in Chicago.

Roe Ethridge

Roe was born in 1969 in Miami.

Roe Skidmore

Roe Skidmore is an athlete. Roe was born on October 30th, 1945 in Decatur, Illinois.

Roe Campbell

Roe Campbell is a football player. Roe was born on January 4th, 1900 in Washington County, Tennessee.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Roe

Notable Persons With the Last Name Roe

Alex Roe

Alex Roe is an actor and football player. His ongoing career started in 2000. Alex was given the name Alexander Michael Roe-Brown on June 18th, 1990 in Westminster. Alex is also known as Alex Roe-Brown.

Eugene Roe

Eugene Roe is a military person. His military service ended in 1945.

Tommy Roe

Tommy Roe is a rock, roll, pop music, and bubblegum pop singing and songwriter. He plays Human voice and Guitar. He has been prominent since 1959. Tommy was given the name Thomas David Roe on May 9th, 1942 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

Evan Roe

Evan Roe is an actor. He has been prominent since 2012. Evan was born on February 9th, 2000 in Seattle, Washington, United States.

Jeff Roe

Jeff Roe is a political consultant.

Phil Roe

Phil Roe is an obstetrics and gynaecology. He was most active from 2009 to present. His military service ended in 1974. Phil was born on July 21st, 1945 in Clarksville, Tennessee.

  • Louise Roe
    Television Presenter
  • Sir Thomas Roe
  • Sir Alliott Verdon Roe
    Aerospace Manufacturer
  • Preacher Roe
    Baseball Player
  • Michael Roe
  • Chaz Roe
    Baseball Player
  • Robert A. Roe
    Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation
  • Philip L. Roe
  • Herb Roe
  • James Roe
  • Charles Roe
  • John Roe
  • Elaine A. Roe
  • Jason Roe
    Australian Rules Football Player

Common last names for Roe

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Reed
  • Clark
  • Wilson
  • Russell

Common first names for Roe

  • William
  • James
  • John
  • Mary
  • Robert
  • Charles
  • George
  • Margaret
  • Richard
  • Ruth
  • Helen
  • Dorothy
  • Thomas
  • Joseph
  • Frank
  • Anna

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Roe U.S.
  White 90.91% 64.26%
  African American 3.17% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.23% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.58% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.71% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.40% 16.26%

Of Last Name Roe

People with the last name Roe are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Roe

  • How Popular is the name Roe? Roe is the 10,993rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Roe was the 1,406th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Roe have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 986 babies born with the first name Roe in the United States. That's more than enough people named Roe to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Roe? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Roe first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Roe is Friday, October 8th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Roe born? The highest recorded use of the first name Roe was in 1916 with a total of 25 babies.
  • Random Roe Factoid: According to the 1927 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Roe is not a popular baby boy's name in Tennessee. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Tennessee have the same name in 1927.
  • Weird things about the name Roe: The name spelled backwards is Eor. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ore. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Roe? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 25,286 people with the last name Roe.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Roe? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 9 of them will have Roe as their last name.
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