What does Ross mean?
Ross \r(o)-ss\ as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Ross) is pronounced ros. It is of Scottish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Ross is "headland, cape". A place name in Scotland. May also be derived from the Gaelic word for "red". Presidential candidate Ross Perot.
For more information, see also the related boy name Roscoe.
Ross has 1 feminine form: Roseanne.
Ross is a very prominent first name for males (#282 out of 1220, Top 23%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#89 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Ross for boys. Ross reached its top position of #143 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Ross and affiliated names. The only other popular varying form of Ross is Roscoe. Adoption of these boy names was at its apex during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.859%) and is now much lower, with the versions Ross and Roscoe becoming less in vogue. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Ross▼ is pronounced similarly to Ras, Rees, Reis, Rhys, Ries and Russ▼. Other recommended similar baby names are Joss, Moss, Roch, Rock, Rog, Rosco, Rush▼ and Russo. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ross.