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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Roarke

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Alt. Meaning

R is for rock star, let it out!

O is for outgoing, so sociable are you

A is for adorable, how precious

R is for righteous, you know when you're right.

K is for kid, the child within.

E is for encouraging, thanks for the motivation!

Notable Persons With the Last Name Roarke

Adam Roarke was an actor and director. He was most prominent from 1962 to 1994. Adam was given the name Richard Jordan Gerler on August 8th, 1937 in Brooklyn. He passed away on April 27th, 1996.


Mike Roarke is a baseball. Mike was born on November 8th, 1930 in West Warwick, Rhode Island.


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Popularity of Roarke as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Roarke U.S.
  White 93.86% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.63% 16.26%

Of Last Name Roarke

People with the last name Roarke are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Roarke

  • How Popular is the name Roarke? Roarke is the 22,736th most popular name of all time. As a last name Roarke was the 82,613th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Roarke have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 277 babies born with the first name Roarke in the United States. That's more than enough people named Roarke 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 Roarke? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1978 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Roarke first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Roarke is Friday, July 4th, 1952.
  • What year had the most people named Roarke born? The highest recorded use of the first name Roarke was in 2009 with a total of 18 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Roarke: Your name in reverse order is Ekraor. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Akreor. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Roarke? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 228 people with the last name Roarke.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Roarke? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Roarke as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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