Derived from a place name, Roscoe is used as both a first and last name and means “doe wood”. I believe there are 15 Roscoe towns and villages in the US. It was only given to 63 boys last year, which I find incredible! It’s so handsome, why are people not using it?
With the name Otis I just linked to a bunch of youtube videos of artists with the name… it seemed to resonate with my husband, so let’s try that approach again!
- Roscoe Beck- Cotton
- Rosco Gordon- Just a Little Bit
- Roscoe Mitchell- Bells for the South Side
- Roscoe Holcomb- Little Birdy and Grave Yard Blues
- Martin Roscoe- Chopin Nocturne
Roscoe Conkling “Fatty” Arbucke, a silent film star who mentored Charlie Chaplin and discovered Bob Hope. Other actors include: Roscoe Karns who comically starred in 150 films, Roscoe Orman (Gordon on Sesame Street), Roscoe Born, Roscoe Lee Browne and Alan Roscoe.
Outside the arts, there have been many influential politicians and accomplished athletes bearing Roscoe as a first or last name. Several professor and scientist Roscoes have contributed research advancing the scientific world. It’s also the name of several war heroes and the first ever direcor of the CIA. Roscoe Pound is one of history’s most influential legal scholars. Roscoe Nicholson is one of the earliest advocates for conservation of forest life in the US. Will Roscoe is an author and activist who’s works largely involve rights of the LGBT community.