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Meaning and name origin

Ross \r(o)-ss\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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.


Variations

Ross has 4 variant forms: Rosse, Rossell, Rossiter and Rosston.

For more information, see also the related boy name Roscoe.

There is 1 feminine form of Ross: Roseanne.


Popularity

Ross is a very popular first name for males (#282 out of 1220, Top 23%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#80 out of 88799, Top 1%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ross for boys. Ross reached its highest rank of #143 in the U.S. in 1880-1889 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ross name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ross outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Ross and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Ross and Roscoe. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Roscoe, Ross in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ross outside U.S.


Similar Names

Ross is also pronounced similarly to Ras, Rees, Reis, Rhys, Ries and Russ. Other suggested similar baby names are Joss, Moss, Roch, Rock, Rog, Rosco, Rush and Russo. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ross.

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