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.
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)
Shown below is the baby name history of Rosemary for girls. Rosemary reached its peak position of #91 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, and is currently at #575. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Prominent related forms of Rosemary (#575 from current records) are Mary (#120 from current records), Rose (#194) and Rosemarie. Other variants, like Rosenah, are seldom used. These forms of Rosemary were popular with parents in the 1930s (average #84) and are now significantly less widespread (#472, down 42.4%), with the forms Rosemarie and Rosemary becoming less trendy.
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