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Rose - Meaning of Rose

What does Rose mean?

Meaning of the name RoseMeaning of the name Rose

[ 1 syll. ro-se, ros-e ] The baby girl name Rose is pronounced as RowZ- †.

1: Rose has its origins in the Latin language, and it is used largely in English and French. The name evolved as a short form of compound Germanic names, introduced to England by the Normans in the 11th century in forms such as Rohese (Medieval) and Roese (Medievel).

It was later associated with the Latin rosa in the Middle Ages, when it was often found in the form Rohesia (Latinized). The name was thus popular among medieval Christians due to the association of the flower with the Virgin Mary. The flower is also a symbol of many other things, including love and Britain, thereby ensuring the long-lasting popularity of Rose as a given name. In the 19th century, it enjoyed a renewed boost in popularity due to the vogue of using flower names as given names then.

The name was borne by Saint Rose of Lima (1586-1617), the first saint in America. As a royal name, it was borne by the sister of Henry VIII, Mary Tudor (1496-1533), known also as 'Mary Rose', and Princess Margaret Rose (1930-2002), Countess of Snowdon. The name is sometimes used as a short form of Rosemary; as for other names starting with 'Ros-', such as Rosalind and Rosamund, it is rarely used as a short form due to the difference in pronunciation.

What are the Variant Forms of Rose?

The name Rose is used to a great extent; it has 101 forms that are used in English and foreign languages. English forms include Rada, Rasia, Rasine, Rasja, Rasya, Rhodia, Rhosyn, Roesia, Rohais, Rohesia, Ros, Rosa (also used in Dutch, German, Italian, Portuguese, Scandinavian, and Spanish), Rosae, Rosai, Rosalia (also used in Italian and Spanish), Rosalie (also used in French), Rosalind, Rosanna, Rosaura (also used in Spanish), Rosay, Rosea, Roseanne, Roseda, Rosee, Rosel, Roselaine, Roselica, Rosell, Rosemeen, and Rosemienta. Other English variants include the diminutive forms Reisel, Reisl, Rosella (also used in Italian), Roselle (also used in French), Rosetta (also used in Italian), Rosette (also used in French), Rosi (also used in German), Rosie, Rosita (also used in Spanish), and Rosy.

Forms of Rose used in foreign languages include Chalina (Spanish), Chara (Spanish), Charo (Spanish), Losa (Tongan), Lose (Tongan), Raisa (Russian), Raizel (Yiddish), Reise (Yiddish), Rois (Irish), Roisin (Irish), Roos (Dutch), Rosal (Catalan), Rosalin (Spanish), Rosalina (Spanish), Rosalinda (Spanish), Rosana (Spanish), Roser (Catalan), Rossella (Italian), Roza (Hungarian, Polish, and Russian), Rozalia (Hungarian and Polish), Roze (Lithuanian), Rozele (Lithuanian), Rozene (Native American), Rozsa (Hungarian), Rozsi (Hungarian), Rozyte (Lithuanian), Róis (Gaelic and Irish), Róza (Polish), Rózsa (Hungarian), and Ruusu (Finnish). The diminutive forms Roosje (Dutch), Rosina (German and Italian), Rosine (French and German), and Róisín (Irish) are other foreign variants. Variant forms inherit the origin and meaning of the name Rose.

2: Rose's language of origin is Germanic. It is derived from the words 'hros' which means horse ; 'hruod' fame. The name first developed as a short form of Germanic names with the first element 'hros' or 'hruod'.

Rose is an English form of Rosa.

Rose is also a contracted form of the English Rosemary. See also the related forms, Heiderose, Melrose, Rohana, Rosangelica, Rosanne, Rosemarie.

Rose is a classic favorite. Currently it is still popular as a baby girl name, but not to the degree it was in the past, and it is also regarded as trendy. Its usage peaked in 1908 with 0.954% of baby girls being named Rose. It had a ranking of #16 then. The baby name has experienced a substantial loss in popularity since then. In 2012, its usage was 0.064% and its ranking #261, enjoying a minor resurgence in the recent decade. Among all girl names in its family, Rose was the most popular. In 2012, Rose was thrice as popular as the subsequent ranked name, Rosa.

Baby names that sound like Rose include Roos, Rach, Rachie, Raesha, Raiche, Raisse, Rashae, Rashah, Rashi, Rashka, Rashke, Reace, Rease, Rece, Reece, Rees, Reese, Reggie, Reis, and Reise.

† English pronunciation for Rose: R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; Z as in "zoo (Z.UW)"

Details of famous persons named Rose:
Actress Rose McGowan, born 5 September 1973, Florence, Italy.
Actress Diane Ladd, born Rose Diane Ladner November 29, 1935, Meridian, Mississippi.

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