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What does Rose mean?

Rose Pronunciation of Rose [rose] as a girls' name is pronounced rohz. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Rose is "rose". Flower name from rosa. The name, which the Normans brought to Britain in the 11th century, can also be traced to the Old German words hros meaning "horse", or hrod meaning "fame, renown". The flower meaning is possibly more valid, given the Christian symbolic meaning of the rose. The "rosa mystica" is the Virgin Mary. An elaboration, Rosario is popular in Spain. Actress Rosario Dawson; TV talk show host Rosie O'Donnell.

Associated with: britain (england), old, virgin.


Rose has 59 variants: Rasia, Rasine, Rasja, Rasya, Rhoda, Rhodea, Rhodia, Rhody, Rosa, Rosaleen, Rosalia, Rosalie, Rosalin, Rosalina, Rosalind, Rosaline, Rosalinn, Rosalynn, Rosanie, Roseellen, Roselia, Roselina, Roseline, Rosella, Roselle, Rosellen, Rosena, Rosenah, Rosene, Rosetta, Rosette, Rosey, Rosheen, Rosie, Rosina, Rosine, Rosio, Rosita, Roslyn, Rosy, Roza, Rozalie, Rozaline, Rozalyne, Roze, Rozele, Rozella, Rozene, Rozina, Rozsa, Rozsi, Rozsika, Rozy, Ruza, Ruzena, Ruzenka, Ruzha, Ruzsa and Zita.

Affiliated girl names: Rosabel, Rosae, Rosalyn, Roseanne and Rosemary.

Creative forms:
(female) Rese, Rore, ..

(male) Rore, Rorex, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rose Naomi (R.N.), ..

How popular is Rose?

Rose is a very prominent first name for females (#65 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#168 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Rose reached its peak rank of #16 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, and is currently at #166. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Rosalie (#266 from current records), Rosemary (#518), Rosa (#631), Rosie (#774), Rosalyn (#1134), Roslyn (#1311), Rosalind (#1536), Rosalina (#1553), Rosalia (#1577), Rosalynn (#1599), Rosina, Rosio, Zita, Rosita, Rosy, Rosey, Rozella, Roseline, Rosario, Rosaline, Rosabel, Roseanne, Rhoda, Rosena, Roselle, Rosella and Rosetta are the popular variation forms of Rose (#166 from current records) listed in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Rose was common among parents 105 years ago (median #1064) and is now significantly less (#1609, 81% less usage). Rose has historically been the top pick of parents, though Rosalie has become trendy as well over time, while forms such as Rosetta are now less common.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rose, Rhoda, Rosa, Rosabel, Rosalia in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rosalie, Rosalina, Rosalind, Rosaline, Rosalyn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rosalynn, Rosario, Roseanne, Roseline, Rosella in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Roselle, Rosemary, Rosena, Rosetta, Rosey in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rosie, Rosina, Rosio, Rosita, Roslyn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rosy, Rozella, Zita in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Rose is alike in pronunciation to Raisse, Reece, Reese, Rise, Roice, Ros, Ross, Rosse, Royce and Roz. Other suggested similar names are Ase, Else, Ilse, Joyse, Lise, Loise, Lyse, Rae, Raye, Ree, Rene, Resi, Rhae, Rie, Risa, Roba, Robee, Robi, Roch, Roda, Rodi, Rodie, Roma, Romea, Romi, Romy, Rona, Ronae, Ronee, Roni, Rora, Rory, Rosai, Rosal, Rosay, Rosee, Roser, Rowen, Roxey, Roxi, Roxie, Roxy, Roya, Rue, Rye, Rysa and Suse. These names tend to be less commonly used than Rose.

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