What does Rose mean?
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.more]
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. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Rose for girls. Rose reached its peak rank of #14 in the U.S. in the 1900s, 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 2 years ago), 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 2 years ago) listed in the Top 1000. Usage of these relations of Rose was common among parents during 1930-1939 (average #582) and is somewhat lower today (#881, 71.7% less). Rose has historically been picked by parents, though Rosalie has become trendy as well over time, while forms such as Rosa, Rosalind, Rosalia, Rhoda and Rosario are now less common. (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.