Boy Baby Name

Brock

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Quick Facts on Brock

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • Celtic, English
  • Number of syllables:
  • 1
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 384
Pronunciation:
BRAHK
Simple meaning:
The badger

Characteristics of Brock

  • The Master Builder
  • Leader
  • Large Undertakings
  • Confidence
  • Discipline
  • Organization

Etymology & Historical Origin - Brock

Brock comes from the Olde English brocc meaning “badger” – ultimately an ancient Celtic loanword meaning the same (Gaelic: broc; Scottish: brock; Welsh: broch). The badger was a particularly sacred animal to the early Celts, symbolic of survival: encompassing the traits of tenacity, courage, will-power and, generally speaking, a fighting spirit. Brock essentially comes from the Proto-Celtic root *bkokko- meaning “grey” (describing the badger’s color); possibly from the Proto-Indo-European root *tek- meaning “to construct.” The term “badger” is also connected to the French bêcheur meaning “digger” (in reference to how the badger often times occupies himself). Unafraid in the face of danger and unwilling to back down from the most dire of threats, the feisty little badger became a regal figure to the ancient Celtic people.  Brock started out as a surname in medieval England, derived from a nickname, most likely given to one who resembled a badger (perhaps with a stripe of white hair), or to an enthusiastic, impish young fellow. The surname was first recorded as “le Broc” in Essex in the early 13th century. Eventually, in more modern times (mid-20th century), Brock became a masculine given name. It is, however, almost exclusively used in the United States (and a little bit in Australia). 

Popularity of the Name Brock

Brock limped onto the U.S. popularity graphs in 1947, but the name didn't really take hold until the 1960s. Still, even at the height of his popularity, Brock was only given to less than 1,500 boys born in America in any given year (and he may have reached his peak in the early 2000s). This one-syllable name exudes a sense of strength and power; so many parents find it attractive. Those who chose this name bestow it upon their own little “bRock-Star.”  We love this little badger, because he "don't give a s**t."
Popularity of the Boy Name Brock
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  • Famous People Named Brock

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    Famous People Named Brock - Brock Peters (actor)

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Personality of the Boy Name Brock

The Master Number Twenty-Two combines the traits of Twos and Fours into a powerful force. The references to The Master Builder and "large undertakings" serve to underscore the massive potential of this personality. They are extremely capable and therefore almost always successful. Twenty-Twos are courageous leaders, innovative thinkers, extremely wise and highly organized. As such, they are able to manifest something of major importance that will have a lasting impact on this world. Master Numbers carry with them a great sense of responsibility, so it can be a burden. However, Twenty-Twos are executors and action-takers. Further, this personality exhibits traits of the Twos, which brings sensitivity, spirituality and harmony, so their endeavors are likely to benefit mankind in some capacity.

Variations of the Baby Name - Brock

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