Meaning and name origin
Rosemary \r(o)-sema-ry, ros(e)-mary\ as a girl's name is pronounced ROHZ-mare-ee. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Rosemary is "dew of the sea". Also a blend of Rose and Mary, or refers to the fragrant herb, which in folklore is the emblem of remembrance. Singer Rosemary Clooney.
Rosemary is a very popular first name for females (#204 out of 4276, Top 5%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Rosemary for girls. Rosemary reached its highest rank of #91 in the U.S. in 1940-1949. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Rosemary and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Mary (#120), Rose (#194), Rosemary (#575) and Rosemarie. (2014 statistics).