What does Ross mean?
Ross [ross] as a boys' name (also used less widely 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.
Affiliated boy name: Roscoe.
Ross has 1 feminine form: Roseanne.Creative forms:
(male) Rooss, Royss, ..
(female) Rori, Rossah, .. Middle name pairings:
Ross Kenan (R.K.), ..
How popular is Ross?
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. Demographics)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Ross for boys. Ross was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its top position of #143 in the U.S. then, and is currently at #1179. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Below is a graphed analysis of the ranking of Ross and affiliated names. The only other popular varying form of Ross (#1179 via latest list) is Roscoe. Adoption of these relations of Ross was at its apex during the years 1880-1889 (average #141) and is now much reduced (#1589, 95.3% less usage), with versions such as Ross going out of style.
Ross▼ is pronounced similarly to Ras, Rees, Reese, Reis, Reyes, Rhys▲, Rice, Ries, Roice, Royce▲ and Russ▼. Other recommended names are Amoss, Cass, Guss▼, Jess▼, Joss, Kass, Moss, Roan, Rob▼, Robb, Robi, Roch, Rock, Rod▼, Rodas, Rodd, Roe, Rog, Roi, Rolf, Rome, Ron▼, Ronn, Rory▲, Rosco, Roth, Roul, Row, Rowe, Rowl, Roy▼, Rush and Russo. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ross.See names in meaning and etymology.