Origin:Irish
Popularity:11797
Meaning:Illustrious and mighty
Rourke is a boy’s name of Irish origin meaning “illustrious and mighty”. Adopted as an Irish clan name in ancient times, this is believed to be one of the oldest family surnames in the world. 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 the Irish on his side.

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Source: Social Security Administration

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