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Gender: Male Meaning of Rocky: "rest" Origin of Rocky: Diminutive of Rocco, Italian Rocky's Popularity in 2017: #955

The name Rocky is a boy's name of Italian origin meaning "rest". Rocky is ranked #955 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like American Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Makeover 10 times".

From the experts:

How many decades will it take for Rocky to triumph over its association with Sylvester Stallone's battered but not beaten boxer? The moment may have come, now that Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. have named their son Rocky. It helps, too, that Madonna's son Rocco helped make the name child-appropriate again.

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Famous People Named Rocky

Rocky Marciano (born Rocco Francis Marchegiano), American boxer
Thomas Rocco "Rocky" Graziano, American boxer
Rocky Elsom, Australian Rugby Union Player
Rocky Mark Lynch, American guitarist of band R5
Ross Carl "Rocky" Anderson, American politician
Roscoe "Rocky" Carroll, American actor
Rocky Johnson, ring name of Wayde Douglas Bowles, Canadian pro wrestler and father of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
Rocky James Prinze (b. 2012), son of actors Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr.
Rocky Joe Boatman, son of actor and poker player Ross Boatman
Rocky, the stage name of Park Minhyuk; dancer, rapper and vocalist of South Korean boy band Astro

Pop Culture References for the name Rocky

Rocky Balboa, main character in the "Rocky" films
Rocket J. "Rocky" Squirrel, main character in animated series "Rocky & Bullwinkle"
Rocky Rodent, character in video game "Rocky Rodent"
Rocky Sullivan, main character of the film "Angels with Dirty Faces"
Rocky Wrenches, character in the Super Mario Bros. video games
Rocky and Mugsy, gangster characters in Looney Tunes cartoons
"Rocky," comic strip and its lead character
Joseph "Rocky" Rockford, character on TV's "The Rockford Files"
Rocky the Breakdown Crane, character on TV series "Thomas and Friends "
Rocky the Rooster, a main character in animated film "Chicken Run"
Rocky, character on animated series "PAW Patrol"
Rocky Robinson, character in the animated series "The Amazing World of Gumball"
Rocky, a main character in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"
Rocky DeSantos, red/blue ranger character in the Power Rangers series
"Rocky Handsome," 2016 Indian film and its main character
Rocky Rayburn, baby character in Netflix's "Bloodline"
Rocky Gibraltar, toy wrestler in the Toy Story series
Raquel Oprah "Rocky" Blue, female character on TV's "Shake It Up"
Rocky Ranginui, character in the film "BOY"