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What does Rosario mean?

Rosario Pronunciation of 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.

Related girl names: Charo and Rose.

Associated with: roman, virgin, lady (noble).


Creative forms:
(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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rosario name in U.S.

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

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rosario, Rose in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.