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What does Ros mean?

Ros Pronunciation of Ros [ros] as a girls' name is of Old German origin, and Ros means "gentle horse; horse protector". Ros is an alternate form of Rosalind (Old German). Ros is also a form of Rosamond (Old German): also (Latin) "pure rose".

Associated with: gentle, protector (defender).


Ros has 1 variant: Roz.

2 more alternative forms via Rosalind, Rosamond: Rosina and Roslyn.

Creative forms:
(female) Rais, Res, ..

(male) Ris, Rois, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ros Sailor (R.S.), ..

How popular is Ros?

Ros is an uncommon first name for females but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#14250 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Ros (unlisted) listed in the Top 2000 are Rosalind (#1536 a year ago), Rosamond, Rosina and Roslyn (#1311). These relations of Ros reached the top of their popularity a century ago (usage of 0.05%) and have become significantly less conventional since (usage 0.01%, 73% less). (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rosalind, Rosamond, Rosina, Roslyn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ros and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ros is alike in pronunciation to Reese, Rise, Roice, Rose, Ross, Rosse, Royce and Roze. Other recommended names are Bo, Cas, Cis, Coe, Con, Cor, Doe, Dot, Els, Gus, Io, Jas, Jo, Joi, Joss, Josy, Joy, Kas, Lis, Lou, Lys, Mo, Noa, Posy, Rae, Ray, Rea, Ree, Rei, Resi, Rey, Ria, Rie, Risa, Robi, Roch, Roda, Rodi, Roma, Romi, Romy, Rona, Roni, Rory, Rosa, Rosai, Rosal, Rosay, Rosee, Rosey, Rosie, Rosio, Rosy, Roxi, Roxy, Roya, Roza, Rozsa, Rozsi, Rozy, Rue, Rui, Rye, Soo, To, Zoe and Zoi. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ros.

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