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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Rocky

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  • A submission from New Jersey, United States says the name Rocky means "Consisting of full of rock or rocks" and is of German origin.

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Rock"y
Senses
  1. Full of, or abounding in, rocks; consisting of rocks; as, a rocky mountain; a rocky shore.
  2. Like a rock; as, the rocky orb of a shield.
  3. Fig.: Not easily impressed or affected; hard; unfeeling; obdurate; as, a rocky bosom.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Full of hardship or trials ("the rocky road to success")
  2. Abounding in rocks or stones ("rocky fields")
  3. Causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements
  4. Liable to rock ("on high rocky heels")
Wiktionary

Diminutives with -y.

  1. A male given name, pet form of Rocco and Roch.
  2. Rocky Balboa, a fictional boxer played by Sylvester Stallone in a series of films.
  3. The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
  4. (informal, Australia) The regional city of Rockhampton, Queensland.
  5. A town in Oklahoma.

Notable Persons Named Rocky

Rocky Marciano was a boxer. Rocky was born on September 1st, 1923 in Brockton, Massachusetts, U.S. He breathed his last breath on August 31st, 1969.

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Rocky Johnson is a wrestler. Rocky was born on August 24th, 1944 in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Rocky Balboa is a professional boxer and boxing.

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Rocky was given the name Roque De La Fuente Guerra on October 10th, 1954 in San Diego. Rocky is also known as Roque "Rocky".

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Rocky Carroll is an actor. He was most active from 1989 to present. Rocky was given the name Roscoe Carroll on July 8th, 1963 in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. Rocky is also known as Carroll and Roscoe.

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Rocky Graziano was a boxer. Rocky was born on January 1st, 1919 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. He passed away on May 22nd, 1990.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Rocky

ASAP Rocky is a hip hop music musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 2007 to present. ASAP was given the name Rakim Mayers on October 3rd, 1988 in Harlem. ASAP is also known as Lord Flacko.

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Masud Liton Rocky is a cricketer.

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Md. Rocky is an athlete for the Sheikh Russel KC.

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Mohammad Rocky is an athlete for the Feni Soccer Club.

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How popular is the baby name Rocky in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1913 6 0 6
1914 5 0 5
1915 9 0 9
1916 12 0 12
1917 7 0 7
1918 9 0 9
1919 12 0 12
1920 20 0 20
1921 9 0 9
1922 17 0 17
1923 11 0 11
1924 14 0 14
1925 18 0 18
1926 10 0 10
1927 18 0 18
1928 17 0 17
1929 24 0 24
1930 18 0 18
1931 15 0 15
1932 10 0 10
1933 28 0 28
1934 26 0 26
1935 26 0 26
1936 18 0 18
1937 21 0 21
1938 14 0 14
1939 27 0 27
1940 22 0 22
1941 28 0 28
1942 49 0 49
1943 50 0 50
1944 54 0 54
1945 85 0 85
1946 98 0 98
1947 178 0 178
1948 208 0 208
1949 293 5 288
1950 306 6 300
1951 378 0 378
1952 546 6 540
1953 693 7 686
1954 799 14 785
1955 864 8 856
1956 903 11 892
1957 921 11 910
1958 788 9 779
1959 843 0 843
1960 873 12 861
1961 727 0 727
1962 560 0 560
1963 532 10 522
1964 463 8 455
1965 378 7 371
1966 301 0 301
1967 272 0 272
1968 243 0 243
1969 274 7 267
1970 260 6 254
1971 238 0 238
1972 231 0 231
1973 224 0 224
1974 217 8 209
1975 334 0 334
1976 411 6 405
1977 571 6 565
1978 565 12 553
1979 663 7 656
1980 607 9 598
1981 600 8 592
1982 599 9 590
1983 492 6 486
1984 431 5 426
1985 411 0 411
1986 410 0 410
1987 316 0 316
1988 295 0 295
1989 228 0 228
1990 235 0 235
1991 208 0 208
1992 189 0 189
1993 203 0 203
1994 174 0 174
1995 189 0 189
1996 142 0 142
1997 142 0 142
1998 140 0 140
1999 131 0 131
2000 172 0 172
2001 159 0 159
2002 148 0 148
2003 160 0 160
2004 159 0 159
2005 180 0 180
2006 189 0 189
2007 216 0 216
2008 194 0 194
2009 187 0 187
2010 163 0 163
2011 186 0 186
2012 188 0 188
2013 197 0 197
2014 211 0 211
2015 237 6 231
2016 216 0 216
2017 226 10 216

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Popularity of Rocky as a first name

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Popularity of Rocky as a last name

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Common last names for Rocky

  • Smith
  • Jones
  • Stone
  • Johnson
  • Hall
  • White
  • Davis
  • Walker

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rocky U.S.
  White 76.09% 64.26%
  African American 3.80% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 8.15% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 9.78% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rocky

People with the last name Rocky are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Rocky

  • How Popular is the name Rocky? Rocky is the 1,472nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Rocky was the 98,553rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rocky have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 26,394 babies born with the first name Rocky in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rocky to occupy the territory of British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 24,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rocky? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Rocky first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rocky is Sunday, November 30th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Rocky born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rocky was in 1957 with a total of 910 babies.
  • Random Rocky Factoid: According to the 1959 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rocky ranks 94th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Wyoming. Imagine that, 10 babies in Wyoming have the same name as you in 1959.
  • Weird things about the name Rocky: Your name in reverse order is Ykcor. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rokcy. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rocky? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 184 people with the last name Rocky.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rocky? Rocky is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.