What does Rosario mean?
Rosario [rosario] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Rosario) is pronounced roe-ZAR-ee-oh. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Rosario is "rosary". Among Spanish-speaking Roman Catholics, this name is derived from a title given to the Virgin Mary "Our Lady of the Rosary". It refers to the rosary (Spanish "as el rosario"), a chain of beads used by Catholics for their devotion.
(female) Roario, Rosarra, ..
(male) Rosarre, Rosarro, .. Middle name pairings:
Rosario Saniya (R.S.), ..
How popular is Rosario?
Rosario is a very popular first name for women (#598 out of 4276, Top 14%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#865 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Rosario entered the list in 1910-1919 and reached its apex position of #833 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with similar and related girl names. Rose (#166 via latest list) is the only other prominent related form of Rosario. Adoption of these relations of Rosario was common among parents in the 1910s (median #925) and has become much diminished since (#1083, down 88%), with the version Rose becoming somewhat dated.
Rosario is alike in pronunciation to Rosaura. Other suggested similar names are Ilario, Roberto, Rocio▼, Rosa▼, Rosabel, Rosae, Rosai, Rosal, Rosalba, Rosalee, Rosalen, Rosaley, Rosalia, Rosalie▲, Rosalin, Rosalina, Rosalind▼, Rosaline, Rosalinn, Rosalyn, Rosana, Rosanie, Rosanna▼, Rosanne▼, Rosay, Roselia, Roselin, Rosemaria, Rosemarie▼, Roser, Rosie▼, Rosio, Rosmarie, Rozali, Rozalia, Rozalie and Rozalin. These names tend to be less commonly used than Rosario.