Meaning: “dew” Sp (roh-THEE-o); Lat Am Sp (roh-SEE-oh)
The name comes directly from the Spanish word for dew and was originally used in reference to an epithet of the Virgin Mary, María del Rocío (Mary of the Dew).
La Virgen El Rocío is a famous shrine found in Almonte Spain, where each year, a famous procession is held for a birch carved statue of the Virgin Mary known as María del Rocío. The procession attracts at least one million people a year.
The name is currently the 16th most popular female name in Argentina, (2009).
(DEHWG) the O is akin to the eu sound in Fleur or the ea in learn, an easy way to pronounce this name is to say the name Doug with your lips a bit rounded.
In recent years, due to its one syllable sound, the name has become a common middle name option for Icelandic parents.
As of July 2007, only 46 women in Iceland had this as first name, while 1,346 had it as a middle name.