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, 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).
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).
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.