Meaning and name origin
Primrose \p-rimro-se, pr(im)-rose\ as a girl's name is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Primrose is "first rose". Botanical name: a 19th century flower name for a flower which blooms early in spring. The primrose is not from the rose family.
Primrose is not a popular first name for females but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#20016 out of 88799, Top 23%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Primrose for girls (2014 statistics).