Meaning and Origin of: Brock

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Badger

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English, Scottish, and North German : variant of Brook.
  • English, Scottish, and Scandinavian : nickname for a person supposedly resembling a badger, Middle English broc(k) (Old English brocc) and Danish brok (a word of Celtic origin; compare Welsh broch, Cornish brogh, Irish broc). In the Middle Ages badgers were regarded as unpleasant creatures.
  • English : nickname from Old French broque, brock ‘young stag’.
  • Dutch : from a personal name, a short form of Brockaert .
  • South German : nickname for a stout and strong man from Middle High German brocke ‘lump’, ‘piece’.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : probably an acronymic family name from Jewish Aramaic bar- or Hebrew ben- ‘son of’, and the first letter of each part of a Yiddish double male personal name. Compare Brill.
  • Jewish (from Poland) : habitational name from Brok, a place in Poland.