Roque

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Roque

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  • A submission from Philippines says the name Roque means "Gift of God" and is of Philippines origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Roque
A form of croquet modified for greater accuracy of play. The court has a wood border often faced with rubber, used as a cushion in bank shots. The balls are 31/4 in. in diameter, the cage (center arches or wickets) 33/8 in. wide, the other arches 31/2 in. wide.

Etymology: Abbr. fr. Croquet

Wiktionary

Coined 1899 by removing the first and last letters from croquet.

  1. (US) a form of croquet using short-handled mallets, and played on a hard surface

roque was also found in the following language(s): French, Galician, Portuguese, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Roque

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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Roque Santa Cruz is a soccer player for the Málaga CF, Cruz Azul, Club Olimpia, FC Bayern Munich, FC Bayern Munich II, Blackburn Rovers F.C., Manchester City F.C., Real Betis, Paraguay men's national under-20 football team, Paraguay national under-23 football team, and Paraguay national football te. Roque was born on August 16th, 1981 in Asunción, Paraguay.

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Roque Júnior is a soccer player for the São José Esporte Clube, Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras, A.C. Milan, Leeds United F.C., S.S. Robur Siena, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, MSV Duisburg, Al-Rayan SC, Ituano FC, and Brazil national football team. Roque was born on August 31st, 1976 in Santa Rita do Sapucaí, Brazil.

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Roque Mesa is a soccer player for the UD Las Palmas, Levante UD, Atlético Levante UD, AD Huracán, CD Tenerife B, UD Las Palmas Atlético, and CD Atlético Baleares. Roque was born on June 7th, 1989 in Las Palmas, Spain.

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Roque Baños is a jazz and soundtrack composer. Roque was given the name Roque Baños López in 1968 in Jumilla.

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Roque Sáenz Peña was a president. He was most active from 1910 to 1914. Roque was born on March 19th, 1851 in Buenos Aires. He passed away on August 9th, 1914.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Roque

Jacqueline was born on February 24th, 1927. She left this life on October 15th, 1986.

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Miki Roqué was a soccer player for the UE Lleida, Liverpool F.C., Oldham Athletic A.F.C., Xerez CD, FC Cartagena, Real Betis B, Real Betis, and Spain national under-19 football team. Miki was born on July 8th, 1988 in Tremp. He died on June 24th, 2012.

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Dominic Roque is an actor, model (people), and model. His ongoing career started in 2010. Dominic was given the name Dominic Karl M. Roque on July 20th, 1990 in Cavite City. Dominic is also known as Dom and Karl.

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Arny Ross is an actor, model (people), dance, and comedian. Arny was given the name Arny Ross Roque on July 19th, 1991 in Dasmariñas.

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João was born on July 22nd, 1971 in Luanda.

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Felipe Pérez Roque is a Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba and Minister of Foreign Affairs (Cuba). Felipe was born on March 28th, 1965.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1915 7 0 7
1919 10 0 10
1920 10 0 10
1921 12 0 12
1922 17 0 17
1923 8 0 8
1924 11 0 11
1925 6 0 6
1926 14 0 14
1927 13 0 13
1928 14 0 14
1929 7 0 7
1930 10 0 10
1931 10 0 10
1932 13 0 13
1933 6 0 6
1934 14 0 14
1935 11 0 11
1936 8 0 8
1937 8 0 8
1938 9 0 9
1939 9 0 9
1940 14 0 14
1941 13 0 13
1942 17 0 17
1943 18 0 18
1944 15 0 15
1945 13 0 13
1946 8 0 8
1947 12 0 12
1948 14 0 14
1949 14 0 14
1950 14 0 14
1951 17 0 17
1952 12 0 12
1953 16 0 16
1954 15 0 15
1955 25 0 25
1956 18 0 18
1957 18 0 18
1958 25 0 25
1959 19 0 19
1960 27 0 27
1961 27 0 27
1962 15 0 15
1963 24 0 24
1964 23 0 23
1965 15 0 15
1966 23 0 23
1967 23 0 23
1968 18 0 18
1969 24 0 24
1970 22 0 22
1971 26 0 26
1972 23 0 23
1973 32 0 32
1974 21 0 21
1975 32 0 32
1976 26 0 26
1977 42 0 42
1978 26 0 26
1979 40 0 40
1980 33 0 33
1981 33 0 33
1982 33 0 33
1983 31 0 31
1984 29 0 29
1985 31 0 31
1986 38 0 38
1987 18 0 18
1988 28 0 28
1989 30 0 30
1990 35 0 35
1991 41 0 41
1992 43 0 43
1993 49 0 49
1994 37 0 37
1995 40 0 40
1996 39 0 39
1997 45 0 45
1998 32 0 32
1999 39 0 39
2000 40 0 40
2001 29 0 29
2002 45 0 45
2003 39 0 39
2004 53 0 53
2005 33 0 33
2006 39 0 39
2007 29 0 29
2008 41 0 41
2009 37 0 37
2010 24 0 24
2011 39 0 39
2012 29 0 29
2013 32 0 32
2014 24 0 24
2015 36 0 36
2016 35 0 35
2017 28 0 28

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Popularity of Roque as a first name

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Popularity of Roque as a last name

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Common last names for Roque

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  • Reyes
  • Sanchez
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Roque U.S.
  White 8.65% 64.26%
  African American 2.06% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 11.22% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.18% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.23% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 76.66% 16.26%

Of Last Name Roque

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

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Fun Facts about the name Roque

  • How Popular is the name Roque? Roque is the 6,028th most popular name of all time. As a last name Roque was the 2,388th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Roque have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,389 babies born with the first name Roque in the United States. That's more than enough people named Roque to occupy the territory of Norfolk Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 2,302 (as of August 9, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Roque? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Roque first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Roque is Sunday, May 8th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Roque born? The highest recorded use of the first name Roque was in 2004 with a total of 53 babies.
  • Random Roque Factoid: According to the 2000 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Roque is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 9 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2000.
  • Weird things about the name Roque: Your name in reverse order is Euqor. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Qoreu. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Roque? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 15,203 people with the last name Roque.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Roque? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Roque as their last name.

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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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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