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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.

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.

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.


Ross is a very popular first name for males (#282 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#80 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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