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 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)
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)
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.