Rook

Male

Meaning

Dark hair; a chess piece.

Origin

English

Pronunciation

/rʊk/

Traits associated with the name Rook:

Dogs named Rook tend to be loving, resilient, and hard-working. This name is also associated with companionship, and empathy.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Rook?

Naming your dog Rook suggests that you are creative and have a good sense of humor. It also suggests that you are a fan of strategy games, such as chess, and appreciate the symbolism of the rook piece.

Is Rook a good dog name?

Rook is a one-syllable dog name, making it short and snappy. Rook isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

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Rook is not a popular dog name. That's great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Popularity: Historical Trend

Rook was, in the past month, the 1990th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of April 2024, Rook is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Rook was viewed 58 times, and liked 0 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Rook's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Rook is most adored in New Jersey, Arkansas and Kentucky.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Missouri, Washington and California.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Rook.

Rook is found in these categories:

black dog names
black

Rook mirrors the dark, mysterious charm of a midnight chess piece.

unique dog names
unique

Chess enthusiasts rarely christen their canine companions after castle pieces.

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