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Gender: Female Meaning of Socorro: "succour, help, relief" Origin of Socorro: Spanish

The name Socorro is a girl's name of Spanish origin meaning "succour, help, relief". Socorro and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Names Ending In O and discussed in our forums with posts like "Build a Sibset With Middles".

From the experts:

Socorro is a Spanish word name taken from a title of the Virgin Mary, "Mary of Perpetual Succour." Its religious meaning makes it somewhat old-fashioned and not among the Spanish names for girls widely used in the US.

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Famous People Named Socorro

Socorro Acioli, Brazilian novelist
Socorro Herrera, American actress
Socorro Santiago, American actress
María del Socorro "Corín" Tellado (López), Spanish novelist
(María del Socorro) Patricia Acevedo, Mexican voice actress
Socorro Venegas, Mexican novelist
Vilma Socorro Martí­nez, U.S. Ambassador and activist
Maria Socorro Garcia de la Noceda, birth name of Lunna, Puerto Rican pop singer
Pura María del Socorro "Mary Coco" Maltez (Huezo), Nicaraguan feminist and activist

Pop Culture References for the name Socorro

Socorro, New Mexico, USA


DearestJules Says:


I almost like it but it reminds me of the character Socko from iCarly.

Hydra Says:


Oh, okay. I live in America and don't speak Spanish, so I guess that's why. Thanks for letting me know!

Eva Thyssen Says:


Here in Chile sounds old (like Myrtle), sad and tragic (Socorro=help me!). There're better -o ending names in Spanish, like Consuelo, Loreto, Rosario or Rocío.

Guest Says:


Makes me think of Rococo for some reason.

Hydra Says:


What's so awful about it? It seems like one of the few girls names with the dynamic -o ending, and it's uncommon. Plus, it's meaning isn't too bad, either. Where's the trouble?

Eva Thyssen Says:


This is an awful name.