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Gender: Male Meaning of Brock: "badger" Origin of Brock: English Brock's Popularity in 2017: #521

The name Brock is a boy's name of English origin meaning "badger". Brock is ranked #521 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Middle Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change two letters (5 names)".

From the experts:

Brock is a rock solid name, with a touch of preppy sophistication. It ranked solidly in the 200s-300s from 1975 until 2014, but has since tumbled a bit.

Among Brocks who lived up to their name are Brock Peters (actually born George), who played Tom Robinson in To Kill a Mockingbird; Brock Pemberton, a founder of the Tony Awards; and Brock Chisholm, the first director-general of the World Health Organization.

Brock is the traditional name given to a badger in folk tales.

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Famous People Named Brock

Brock Peters (born George Fisher), American actor
Brock Bolen, American NFL football player
Brock Anthony "Xavier" Huard, American NFL football player
Brock Vincent Butler, son of American vlogger Shay Carl (Shaytards on YouTube)
Brock Lesnar, American professional wrestler, actor, and MMA fighter
Brockman "Brock" Adams, U.S. Senator from Washington State
Brock Kelly, American actor
Brock Turner, American convicted rapist

Pop Culture References for the name Brock

Brock Heart, character on TV's "Reba"
Brock Chancellor, character on American soap "The Young and the Restless"
Brock, rock-type gym leader and breeder in the "Pokemon" video game and TV show
Brock Steel, character on Canadian parody soap "Le coeur a ses raisons"
Brock Cantillo, Andrea's son on TV's "Breaking Bad"
Brock, character in video game "Skylanders'
Brock Harris, character on TV's "Girlfriends"
Brock Samson, character in animated series "The Venture Bros."
Brock Rumlow, aka Crossbones, Marvel villain
Brock Zero, a character in the Disney XD cartoon "Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero"

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MariposaButterflyaway Says:


I think it's unusable now, after a certain person.

ambercat Says:


Poor kid, hopefully he improved with maturity?

ambercat Says:


Perhaps because Brock sounds a bit like Brick? Brock and Brick might be an interesting set of twins.

ambercat Says:


Reminds me of the Pokemon character who is always falling in love with different women.

Ellaspivey Says:


I don’t like that it means badger.

cabosanmucus Says:


Brock from Pokémon



Brock Turner

OhLuna Says:



clairels Says:


This was my favorite boys name for a brief period when I was kid and didn't know any better. Now I think it's just kind of square and unimaginative, like a big...block...of something.

SoDallas3 Says:


My brother's name is Brock. He was named after our father's childhood hero, the Australian racing legend Peter Brock, who passed away a number of years ago. My brother's IQ isn't low, in fact he is a very much an academic and an old soul. He's very energetic and has a spicy sense of humour. But he's also a gentleman, who'll help his grandmother down the stairs or carries her groceries, a true Southern gentleman. And not an airhead of any kind.

headintheclouds Says:


Ehh name for me- just one of those surname type popular names like Mason, Hudson, Kayden etc. that I don't have particular feelings about.

I second the image of big football player jock of previous poster. But my main image of Brock is the clucking people make when mocking someone for being a chicken- it sounds like "Brooooccckk, brocck, brroooock!" to me, not sure why I have this image in my head XD

Lauren Dale Says:


This is my absolute favorite boys name. It's so strong and unique! It reminds me of a caveman, and I mean that in the best way. So sad that everyone associates it with pokemon.

Catastroffy Says:


I like badgers so this automatically appeals to me. I see it as bright and natural and solid.

Ash_Ketchum_10 Says:


This is my best friend's name!

amj Says:


I really like this name, the couple of boys named Brock I have known were sporty types.

CocoWhite Says:


No offense to any Brocks out there, but all I can picture when I hear the name is a big football player jock with a buzz cut and a low IQ.

KatieElle Says:


Rocktard (as in the Shaytards) is named Brock and what an adorable Tasmanian Devil of a child he is! Otherwise, not a favourite of mine though.

NaomiNY Says:


I automatically think of Brock from "Pokemon".

AprilRobin Says:


I dated a Brock once everyone called him Brock the Block because he was a big guy and not that bright. He was a nice guy though if you got pass the part of him not being the brightest bulb on the tree.

SunKissedChild Says:


I really don't like this name. There was a kid in my class in primary school named Brock and everyone called him Block or Brick... Didn't help that he was extremely overweight and not especially bright.

SparkleNinja18 Says:


There's a really annoying kid who lives across the street from me with this name. Everyone would always make fun of him, calling him Brock-ali and Brock Obama/O'llama.

orphanedhanyou Says:


People are actually skipping Brock and using straight Badger as a name.... Can't get past he negative badger/pester, but I did nickname my niece Emily 'Badgermily' [ not due to being a pest ; P ]