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Gender: Male Meaning of Rocco: "rest" Origin of Rocco: Italian from German Rocco's Popularity in 2017: #457

The name Rocco is a boy's name of German, Italian origin meaning "rest". Rocco is ranked #457 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Boy Names Dads Like More Than Moms and discussed in our forums with posts like "What would you name a sibling to...?".

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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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Famous People Named Rocco

Rocco Francis "Rocky" Marciano, American boxer
Thomas Rocco "Rocky" Graziano, American boxer
Rocco DiSpirito, American chef and TV personality
Rocco Wu, American actor
Rocco Dan Baldelli, American baseball player
Rocco Domenico "Rocky" Colavito, American baseball player
Rocco Anthony Mediate, American golfer
Rocco Antonio Siffredi, Italian adult film actor
Rocco DeLuca, American singer-songwriter
Rocco Stark, son of German actor Uwe Ochsenknecht
Rocco Winchester Nugent (b. 1990), son of rock singer Ted Nugent
Rocco Amendola (b. 1999), son of actors Francesca Neri and Claudio Amendola
Rocco Ritchie (2000), son of director Guy Ritchie & singer Madonna
Rocco Kokopelli Rainey (b. 2006), son of reality TV personality David "Puck" Rainey
Rocco Bertie Byrne (b. 2007), son of singer Nicky Byrne; twin brother Jay
Rocco Klim (b. 2008), son of swimmer Michael Klim
Rocco Rio Reynolds (b. 2010), son of model Jillian Barberie
Rocco Faison (2013), son of actors Donald Faison and CaCee Cobb
Rocco Gillette, son of musician Lita Ford
Rocco Froch, son of boxer Carl Froch
Rocco Robin Cannavale (b. 2016), son of actors Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale
Rocco George Carter (b.2019) son of rugby union player Dan Carter & Honor Dillon
John Rocco Falconetti (b. 2009), son of gymnast Shannon Miller

Pop Culture References for the name Rocco

Rocco Cammeniti, character in Australian soap "Neighbours"
Johnny Rocco, fugitive gangster in 1948 film "Key Largo"
Rocco Lampone, character in The Godfather series
Rocco Parondi, character in 1960 Italian film "Rocco and His Brothers"
Rocco the Beaver, puppet on the Danish TV series "Dolph & Wulff with Friends"
Rocco the Dog, puppet on the Canadian TV series "Puppets Who Kill"
Rocco de' Medici, a master swordsman and long-lost heir to the late Duke of Florence on TV series Leonardo.
Rocco, word for "horse" in Tolkien Elvish

Rocky, Roche, Rocio, Rocca, Roque, Rockey, Rochus, Rock, Roko, Rocko, Roch, Rockie


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.