Origin:Italian
Popularity:1034
Meaning:Rest, repose
Rocco is a boy's name of Italian origin. It is thought to derive from the Old German word "hrok", which means to rest or repose. The name is associated with a fourteenth-century Catholic saint, San Rocco, who tended to the ill during a plague. Every evening, he would retire to the woods to rest and repair so that he could continue to carry out his important work the following day. The name was popularized at the turn of the millennium by Madonna and her husband Guy Ritchie, who named their first son Rocco. Whether it’s the connection to pop culture or saintly deeds, this name has a story to keep baby inspired for their whole life.

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Source: Social Security Administration

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