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Ross 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 name Roscoe.
Baby names that sound like Ross are Russ, Ries, Ras, Rhys, Rees and Russo.
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Popularity of Ross
Ross is a very popular first name for men (#282 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#80 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Ross for boys. (2012 statistics) Compare Ross with its variant forms and related boy baby names.