Meaning and Origin of: Brock

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old English : Badger

Family name origins & meanings

  • 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, Irishbroc). 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 Aramaicbar- or Hebrew ben- ‘son of’, and the first letter of each part of a Yiddish double male personal name. CompareBrill.
  • Jewish (from Poland) : habitational name from Brok, a place in Poland.