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Fun Facts about the name Rocket

  • How many people with the first name Rocket have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 173 babies born with the first name Rocket in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rocket 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 Rocket? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2001 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Rocket first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rocket is Friday, February 22nd, 1889.
  • What year had the most people named Rocket born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rocket was in 2015 with a total of 25 babies.
  • Random Rocket Factoid: According to the 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rocket is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2009.
  • Weird things about the name Rocket: Your name in reverse order is Tekcor. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ocertk. How do you pronounce that?
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Origin and Meaning of Rocket

The name "Rocket" is of English origin, and it means "Jet-propelled Tube". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Rock"et
A cruciferous plant (Eruca sativa) sometimes eaten in Europe as a salad.Damewort.Rocket larkspur. See below.

Etymology: F. roquettecf. Sp. ruqueta, It ruchetta), fr. L. eruca

noun Rock"et
  1. An artificial firework consisting of a cylindrical case of paper or metal filled with a composition of combustible ingredients, as niter, charcoal, and sulphur, and fastened to a guiding stick. The rocket is projected through the air by the force arising from the expansion of the gases liberated by combustion of the composition. Rockets are used as projectiles for various purposes, for signals, and also for pyrotechnic display.
  2. A blunt lance head used in the joust.
  3. any flying device propelled by the reactive force of hot gases expelled in the direction opposite its motion. The fuel used to generate the expelled gases in rockets may be solid or liquid; rockets propelled by liquid fuels typically have a combustible fuel (such as hydrogen or kerosene) which is combined inside the rocket engine with an oxidizer, such as liquid oxygen. Single liquid fuels (called monopropellants) are also known. Since rocket engines do not depend on a surrounding fluid medium to generate their thrust, as do airplanes with propellers or jet engines, they may be used for propulsion in the vacuum of space.

Etymology: It. rocchetta, fr. rocca a distaff, of German origin. Named from the resemblance in shape to a distaff. See Rock a distaff

verb Rock"et
To rise straight up; said of birds; usually in the present participle or as an adjective.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A jet engine containing its own propellant and driven by reaction propulsion
  2. Any vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engine
  3. Sends a firework display high into the sky
  4. Propels bright light high in the sky, or used to propel a lifesaving line or harpoon
  5. Erect European annual often grown as a salad crop to be harvested when young and tender
  6. Propel with a rocket
  7. Shoot up abruptly, like a rocket ("prices skyrocketed")

From Italian rocchetta, from Old Italian rochetto (“rocket”, literally “a bobbin”), diminutive of rocca (“a distaff”), from Lombardic rocko, rukka (“spinning wheel”), from Proto-Germanic *rukkô (“a distaff, a staff with flax fibres tied loosely to it, used in spinning thread”). Cognate with Old High German rocco, rocko, roccho, rocho ("a distaff"; > German Rocken (“a distaff”)), Swedish rock (“a distaff”), Icelandic rokkur (“a distaff”), Middle English rocke (“a distaff”). More at rock⁴.

  1. A rocket engine.
  2. (military) A non-guided missile propelled by a rocket engine.
  3. A vehicle propelled by a rocket engine.
  4. A rocket propelled firework, a skyrocket
  5. (slang) An ace (the playing card).
  6. (military slang) An angry communication (such as a letter or telegram) to a subordinate.
  7. A blunt lance head used in jousting.
  8. (figuratively) Something that shoots high in the air.

From French roquette, Italian ruchetta, diminutive of ruca, from Latin eruca. Cognate to arugula.

  1. The leaf vegetable Eruca sativa or Eruca vesicaria.
  2. rocket larkspur (Consolida regalis)

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Rocket

    Charles Rocket

    Charles Rocket is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1980 to 2004. Charles was born in 1949 as Charles Adams Claverie in Bangor, Maine, U.S.


    What does the name Rocket mean?

    Ris for romp, you know how to have fun!

    Ois for outlook, pleasing to all.

    Cis for congenial, your pleasing way.

    Kis for keen, your sense of honesty.

    Eis for enamoured, forever will your children be with you

    Tis for teacher, you truly are.

    Past life for Rocket born Jan 15, 2011

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    I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Egypt approximately on 900. Your profession was writer, dramatist, and organizer of rituals.

    As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

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