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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Roo

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From Middle English roo, ro, from Old English , rōw (“quietness, quiet, rest”), from Proto-Germanic *rōwō (“quiet, rest”), from Proto-Indo-European *ere(w)-, *rē(w)- (“quiet”). Cognate with Scots ro, ruve (“peace, repose”), German Ruhe (“rest, peace, tranquility”), Danish and Swedish ro (“rest, peace, tranquility”), Icelandic (“tranquility, quietness”).

  1. (Britain dialectal or obsolete) Peace; quietness.
  2. (Britain dialectal) Rest; stillness.

    roo was also found in the following language(s): Gooniyandi, Manx, Portuguese, Spanish, and Tetum

    Notable Persons Named Roo

    Roo Stewart is a soap character.



    Roo was born on June 29th, 1909. Roo is also known as Dorr and Rudolf William. He passed away in 1961.


    Roo was born in 1989 in Wimborne Minster.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Roo

    Andrés was born on November 30th, 1787 in Mérida, Yucatán. He passed away on April 15th, 1851.


    Jo was born on July 5th, 1937 in Schore, the Netherlands.


    Remi was born on February 24th, 1924.


    Benjamin was born on February 11th, 1940 in Enschede, the Netherlands.


    Peter was born on February 16th, 1970.


    Joseph was born on July 12th, 1932. He breathed his last breath on October 18th, 2001.


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    Popularity of Roo as a last name

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Roo U.S.
      White 40.25% 64.26%
      African American 0.00% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 33.33% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 3.77% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 20.75% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Roo

    People with the last name Roo are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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    Fun Facts about the name Roo

    • How Popular is the name Roo? As a last name Roo was the 110,825th most popular name in 2010.
    • When was the first name Roo first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Roo is Wednesday, August 10th, 1910.
    • How unique is the name Roo? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Roo. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
    • Weird things about the name Roo: Your name in reverse order is Oor. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Roo. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Roo? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 159 people with the last name Roo.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Roo? Roo is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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