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Meaning and name origin

Rosa \r(o)-sa\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: 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 is a very popular first name for females (#112 out of 4276, Top 3%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#865 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Rosa for girls. Rosa reached its highest rank of #58 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Rosa and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Lily (#27), Daisy (#180), Rose (#194), Rosalie (#310), Rosa (#608), Rosie (#844), Rosita, Rosetta, Rosina, Roseanne, Rosaura, Rhoda and Rosella. (2014 statistics).

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

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Rosie, Rosina, Rosita in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Rosa is also pronounced similarly to Raisa, Rasya, Reesa, Resi, Reza, Riesa, Risa, Rosae, Rosai, Rosay, Rosee, Rosey, Rosio, Rosy, Rozy, Ruza and Rysa. Other suggested similar baby names are Raja, Rasia, Rasja, Rica, Rika, Rise, Roba, Roch, Roda, Roma, Rona, Rora, Ros, Ross, Rosse, Roxi, Roxy, Roya, Roz, Roze, Rozsa, Rozsi and Ruzsa. These names tend to be less commonly used than Rosa.