What does Rosemary mean?
Rosemary [rose-mary] as a girls' 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.
(male) Middle name pairings:
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How popular is Rosemary?
Rosemary is a very prominent first name for females (#204 out of 4276, Top 5%) and a slightly less prominent surname for all people (#97384 out of 150436, Top 65%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Rosemary reached its peak position of #91 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, and is currently at #518. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Rosemary (#518 from current records) are Mary (#124 from current records), Rose (#166), Rosemarie (#1610), Rosena and Rosey. These forms of Rosemary were popular with parents in the 1880s (average #822) and are now significantly less widespread (#1069, down 96.2%), with forms such as Rosemary becoming less trendy.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Remmy, Remy▲, Renay, Reseda, Rhemy, Robena, Roma▼, Romala, Romana, Romane, Romea, Romma, Romney, Ronay, Rory▲, Rosa▼, Rosae, Rosai, Rosal, Rosaley, Rosalyn, Rosamond, Rosamund, Rosana, Rosanagh, Rosario, Rosaura, Rosay, Roseann▼, Roseanna, Roseanne, Rosee, Roselaine, Roselia, Roselin, Roselina, Roselind, Roseline, Roselinn, Rosella▼, Roselle, Rosellen, Roselyn▲, Roselynn, Rosemond, Rosemonda (see Rosamond), Rosene, Roser, Rosetta▼, Rosette, Roshan, Roshana, Roshawn, Rosina▼, Rosita, Rosmund, Rossana, Rosy, Rowena▼, Roxey, Rozely (see Rosalie) and Tamary. These names tend to be less frequently used than Rosemary.See names in meaning and etymology.