What does the name Rock mean? Find out below.
Etymology: OE. rocke; akin to D. rok rokken, G. rocken, OHG. roccho, Dan. rok, Icel. rokkr. Cf. Rocket a firework
Note: ☞ This word is frequently used in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, rock-bound, rock-built, rock-ribbed, rock-roofed, and the like.
Etymology: OF. roke, F. roche; cf. Armor. roc'h, and AS. rocc
Note: ☞ Rock differs from shake, as denoting a slower, less violent, and more uniform motion, or larger movements. It differs from swing, which expresses a vibratory motion of something suspended.
Etymology: AS. roccian; akin to Dan. rokke to move, to snake; cf. Icel. rukkja to pull, move, G. rücken to move, push, pull
From Middle English rocke, rokke (“rock formation”), from Old English *rocc (“rock”), as in Old English stānrocc (“high stone rock, peak, obelisk”), and also later from Anglo-Norman, Old Northern French roc, roce, roque (compare Modern French roc, roche, rocher), from Medieval Latin rocca (attested 767), from Vulgar Latin *rocca, of uncertain origin, sometimes said to be of Celtic (Gaulish) origin (compare Breton roc'h).
From Middle English rokken, from Old English roccian, from Proto-Germanic *rukkōną (compare obsolete Dutch (Holland) rokken, Middle High German rocken (“to drag, jerk”), Modern German rücken ("to move, shift"), Icelandic rukka (“to yank”)), from *rugnōną, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃ruk-néh₂-, from *h₃runk- (compare Latin runcāre (“to weed”), Latvian rũķēt (“to toss, dig”)).
Shortened from rock and roll. Since the meaning of rock has adapted to mean a simpler, more modern, metal-like genre, rock and roll has generally been left referring to earlier forms such as that of the 1950s, notably more swing-oriented style.
From Middle English rok, rocke, rokke, perhaps from Middle Dutch rocke (whence Dutch rok), Middle Low German rocken, or Old Norse rokkr (whence Icelandic / Faroese rokkur, Danish rok, Swedish spinnrock (“spinning wheel”)). Cognate with Old High German rocko (“distaff”).
rock was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Czech, Dutch, Finnish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish
Rock Hudson was an actor. His career lasted from 1947 to 1985. Rock was given the name Roy Harold Scherer, Jr. on November 17th, 1925 in Winnetka, Illinois, U.S. Rock is also known as Roy Harold Fitzgerald and Roc Hudson. He passed away on October 2nd, 1985.
Rock Lee is an animanga character.
Rock is a hip hop music rapping. He was most active from 1994 to present. Rock was given the name Jamal Bush on November 4th, 1975. Rock is also known as Rock, Big Rock, Tha Rockness Monstah, Bummee Jab, Alvin Katraz, Dutch, Tha Flipsta, BigRock Obama, and Monstaman Rocko.
Rock Cartwright is an american football player. He was most prominent from 2002 to 2011. Rock was born on December 3rd, 1979 in Conroe, Texas.
Rock Holmes is an animanga character.
Rock Python is a comics character.
Chris Rock is a black comedy, comedy music, observational comedy, and political satire musician. Chris was given the name Christopher Julius Rock III on February 7th, 1965 in , U.S.
He was most prominent from 1982 to present. Kid was given the name Robert James Ritchie on January 17th, 1971 in Romeo, Michigan, U.S.
Aesop Rock is a hip hop music rapper, songwriter, musician, producer, visual artist, poet, rapping, and hip hop production. He plays Vocals, guitar, synthesizer, keyboard, sequencer, MPC, Rapping, Music sequencer, and Music Production Center. He was most active from 1996 to present. Aesop was given the name Ian Matthias Bavitz on June 5th, 1976 in Syosset, New York, U.S.
Pete Rock is an east coast hip hop, alternative hip hop, experimental hip hop, jazz rap, and turntablism music producer, disc jockey, rapper, record producer, and rapping. He plays Turntablism and Sampler (musical instrument). He was most active from 1987 to present. Pete was given the name Peter Phillips on June 21st, 1970 in The Bronx. Pete is also known as Soul Brother #1 and The Chocolate Boy Wonder.
Jay Rock is a hip hop music rapping. He has been prominent since 2003. Jay was given the name Johnny Reed McKinzie, Jr. on March 31st, 1985. Jay is also known as Lance Skiiiwalker.
Bob Rock is a rock music, heavy metal music, and punk rock musician. His ongoing career started in 1978. Bob was given the name Robert Jens Rock on April 19th, 1954.
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People with the last name Rock are most frequently White