Gender: Male Meaning of Rocco: "rest" Origin of Rocco: Italian from German Rocco's Popularity in 2018: #481

Rocco Origin and Meaning

The name Rocco is a boy's name of German, Italian origin meaning "rest".

Madonna did much to polish up the image of this old-neighborhood Italian choice when she picked it for her son with British director Guy Ritchie, and several years later it was also used by Rose Byrne and Bobby Canavale for their son. It now feels much more mainstream than many celebrity baby names, sharing the quirky appeal of some other so-far-out-they're-in baby names as Bruno and Hugo.

Legendary boxers Rocky Graziano and Rocky Marciano were both born Rocco. Rocco DiSpirito is an award-winning celebrity chef. Rocco Landesman, meanwhile, is a noted Broadway producer.

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Rank in US: #481

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Pop Culture References for the name Rocco

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akocean Says:


Just named my second son Rocco 😊 I’m so in love xxx♥️

Toronto87 Says:


I really dislike this name. For some reason it sounds rough and unfriendly to me. And too nicknamey. So many other beautiful Italian choices to choose from.

indiefendi2 Says:


Rocco has that "fighter" sound but it means "rest". Intriguing paradox.

Impwood Says:


I don't think so. I know a man in his fifties who always goes by Rocco.

katinka Says:


I like it a lot, but is it too kiddish?

lesliemarion Says:


I'd name him Morocco and call him Rocco or Roc.

aabb20 Says:


Smitten by this name!

jan11th Says:


I absolutely have been loving o ending names and this is a favourite !

Spanglish Says:


I love this name! It has that great coltish sound that stands out among it's gender neutral peers.

mabespark Says:


I can't decide how I feel about this name. On one hand, it's cool and unique, but on the other, it reminds me a lot like Morocco and doesn't sound very name-y.

Hydra Says:


How about just Roc? It has a badass mythological connection. I think Rocco sounds nickname-y, though that might be my accent.

Guest Says:


I just can't take a Rocco seriously, it's sounds incomplete or something.