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Meaning and name origin

Rose \r(o)-se\ as a girl's 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.


Rose has 59 variant forms: 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.

For more information, see also related girl names Rosabel, Rosae, Rosalyn, Roseanne and Rosemary.


Rose is a very popular first name for females (#65 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#157 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Rose for girls. Rose reached its highest rank of #14 in the U.S. in 1900-1909. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Rose and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Rose (#194), Rosalie (#310), Rosemary (#575), Rosa (#608), Rosie (#844), Rosalyn (#985), Rosita, Rosina, Roslyn, Zita, Rozella, Rosy, Rosetta, Roseanne, Rosalina, Rosalia, Rosalind, Rosaline, Rhoda, Rosario and Rosella. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Rhoda, Rosa, Rosalia, Rosalie, Rosalina, Rosalind, Rosaline, Rosalyn, Rosario, Rose in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Roseanne, Rosella, Rosemary, Rosetta, Rosie, Rosina, Rosita, Roslyn, Rosy, Rozella in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Zita in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Rose is also pronounced similarly to Reese, Rise, Roice, Ros, Ross, Rosse, Royce and Roz. Other suggested similar baby names are Resi, Risa, Roch, Rosai, Rosay, Rosee, Roser, Roxey, Roxi, Roxie, Roxy and Rysa. These names tend to be less commonly used than Rose.