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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Roark

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Alt. Meaning

R is for realist, the way you are.

O is for openness, it's refreshing!

A is for aptitudes, your special capabilities shine

R is for resourceful, in any challenge that comes your way

K is for knowledge, an avid learner

Notable Persons Named Roark

Roark Critchlow is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1990. Roark was given the name Roark Grant Critchlow on May 11th, 1963 in Calgary.


Roark was born in 1896. He died in 1948.


Roark was born in 1949.



Notable Persons With the Last Name Roark

Tanner Roark is a baseball player for the Washington Nationals. Tanner was born on October 5th, 1986 in Wilmington, Will County, Illinois.


Aiden was born on October 23rd, 1905. He died on March 27th, 1984.


Garland was born on July 26th, 1904. He died on February 9th, 1985.


William Marshall Roark is a military person. His military service ended in 1965.


James Roark is a photographer.


Michelle was born on November 16th, 1974 in Artesia, New Mexico, U.S.


Where is the name Roark popular?

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Popularity of Roark as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Roark U.S.
  White 94.12% 64.26%
  African American 1.64% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.30% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.52% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.71% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.72% 16.26%

Of Last Name Roark

People with the last name Roark are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Roark

  • How Popular is the name Roark? Roark is the 18,523rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Roark was the 2,489th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Roark have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 402 babies born with the first name Roark in the United States. That's more than enough people named Roark to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Roark? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1948 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Roark first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Roark is Wednesday, February 21st, 1900.
  • What year had the most people named Roark born? The highest recorded use of the first name Roark was in 2012 with a total of 21 babies.
  • Random Roark Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Roark is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Roark: Your name in reverse order is Kraor. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rokra. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Roark? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 14,509 people with the last name Roark.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Roark? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Roark as their last name.

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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