Roscoe

Roscoe Meaning and Origin

Roscoe is a boy’s name of English origin, meaning: “roe deer forest.” Roscoe is primarily an English surname that has been adopted as a given name. It is derived from a place name in Lancashire, England, called “Roscoe.” The name “Roscoe” comes from the Old Norse elements “roði” (meaning “clearing”) and “skógr” (meaning “wood” or “forest”). Over time, Roscoe has become a popular given name in English-speaking countries. The name Roscoe is commonly interpreted to mean “from the deer forest” or “wooded clearing.” It carries a nature-inspired connotation, reflecting its origins in the English countryside. Roscoe experienced its peak popularity in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It has since declined in usage but still retains a certain charm and vintage appeal. In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in vintage names, including Roscoe, making it a more popular choice once again.

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