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What does Rose mean?

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), 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.

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

(male) Rore, Roseio, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the baby name statistics of Rose for girls. Rose reached its peak rank of #16 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, and is currently at #194. (2014 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.

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the girl name Rose and associated names. Rosalie (#310 from current records), Rosemary (#575), Rosa (#608), Rosie (#844), Rosalyn (#985), Roslyn (#1274), Rosalia (#1742), Rosalynn (#1954), Rosalind (#1979), Rosina, Zita, Rosio, Rosita, Rosey, Rozella, Rosy, Rosella, Rosario, Rosaline, Rosabel, Roseanne, Roseline, Rosena, Roselle, Rhoda and Rosetta are the popular variation forms of Rose (#194 from current records) listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Rose was common among parents 104 years ago (median #1030) and is now significantly less (#1646, 84% less usage). Rose has historically been the top pick of parents, though Rosalyn 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, Rosalind, Rosaline, Rosalyn, Rosalynn in U.S.

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

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

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of 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.