What does Rose mean?
Rose \r(o)-se\ 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.
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.
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. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Rose for girls. Rose reached its peak rank of #14 in the U.S. during the years 1900-1909, and is currently at #194. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the girl name Rose and associated names. Rosalie (#310 the previous year), Rosemary (#575), Rosa (#608), Rosie (#844), Rosalyn (#985), Rosita, Rosina, Roslyn, Zita, Rozella, Rosy, Rosetta, Roseanne, Rosalina, Rosalia, Rosalind, Rosaline, Rhoda, Rosario and Rosella are the popular variation forms of Rose (#194 the previous year) listed in the Top 1000. Usage of these girl names reached its highest during 1930-1939 (usage of 0.4174%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.1183%, down 71.7%), with forms like Rosa, Rosalind, Rosalia, Rhoda and Rosario becoming somewhat dated. Rosalie (#310) is the most contemporarily stylish girl name among these, and there is also a rekindling in birth name popularity for this name. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Rose is alike in pronunciation 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.