Boy name origins & meanings
- Old English : Rock fortress
- English : From the rocky spring
Family name origins & meanings
- English : habitational name from places in Buckinghamshire and Somerset. The former was earlier Rockholt, and was so named from Old English hrōc ‘rook’ (perhaps a byname) + holt ‘wood’. The second element of the Somerset place is probably (and more predictably) Old English well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’ (see Well).