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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.
For more information, see also the related boy name Roscoe.
There is 1 feminine form of Ross: Roseanne.
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).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ross for boys (2015 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Ross and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Roscoe and Ross. (2015 statistics).
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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