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Meaning and Name Origin

Rosa \r(o)-sa\ as a girls' name is pronounced ROH-za. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Rosa is "rose". Popular flower name for girls. This Latin word was not used as a personal name among English speakers until the 19th century, during which a number of flower names came into use for girls, including Daisy and Lily. Rosa is the Latin form, Rose is English, and both are well-used in English-speaking countries.


Rosa has 14 variants: Anarosa, Beliarosa, Rosabelle, Rosal, Rosaura, Rose, Rosella, Roser, Rosetta, Rosette, Rosie, Rosina, Rosita and Roza.

For more information, see also related girl names Rhoda, Rosalie and Roseanne.

Rosa has 31 more related forms via Daisy, Lily, Rose: Lila, Rasia, Rasja, Rasya, Rhoda, Rhodea, Rhodia, Rhody, Rosalia, Rosalie, Rosalin, Rosanie, Roselia, Rosena, Rosenah, Rosene, Rosey, Rosine, Rosio, Roslyn, Rosy, Roze, Rozina, Rozsa, Rozsi, Rozsika, Rozy, Ruza, Ruzha, Ruzsa and Zita.


Rosa is a very popular first name for females (#112 out of 4276, Top 3%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#865 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Rosa for girls. Rosa reached its apex position of #58 in the U.S. then, and is at #608 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Rosa name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rosa outside U.S.

Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the girl name Rosa and affiliated names. Popular alternative forms of Rosa (#608 in 2014) rated in the Top 1000 are Daisy (#180 in 2014), Lila (#183), Lily (#27), Rhoda, Rosalia, Rosalie (#310), Rosaura, Rose (#194), Roseanne, Rosella, Rosetta, Rosie (#844), Rosina, Rosita, Roslyn, Rosy and Zita. Adoption of these girl names reached its peak during the years 1910-1919 and has become significantly less since, with versions like Rosa, Rosetta, Rosina, Rosita and Roslyn falling out of style. Daisy (#180), Lila (#183), Lily (#27) and Rosalie (#310) are four of the more contemporarily stylish baby names in this compilation, with these names undergoing a resurgence in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Daisy, Lila, Lily, Rhoda, Rosa, Rosalia, Rosalie, Rosaura, Rose, Roseanne in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Rosella, Rosetta, Rosie, Rosina, Rosita, Roslyn, Rosy, Zita in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Daisy, Lily, Rose, Rosie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Rosa is pronounced similarly to Raisa, Reesa, Resi, Reza, Riesa, Risa, Rosae, Rosai, Rosay, Rosee and Rysa. Other suggested similar baby names are Raja, Rica, Rika, Rise, Roba, Roch, Roda, Roma, Rona, Rora, Ros, Ross, Rosse, Roxi, Roxy, Roya and Roz. These names tend to be less frequently used than Rosa.