US Popularity:14250
Other Origin(s):Welsh
Meaning:Descendant of Ruarc; Famous ruler; Most high
Rourke is a boy’s name of Irish and Welsh origin. Adopted as an Irish clan name in ancient times, this is believed to be one of the oldest family surnames in the world and translating to "descendant of Ruarc." In Welsh, Rourke, also known as Roderick, means "famous ruler" or "most high." From folklore tales of prodigious heroes battling for good to handsome protectors maintaining peace, Rourke can draw on his name’s positive influence throughout life. With a name like this, baby Rourke is sure to have the luck of having many on his side.

Rourke Name Popularity Data

U.S. Births

Overall:Rourke is currently #14250 in U.S. births
Boy:Rourke is currently #6784 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 365
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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