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Meaning of the name RossMeaning of the name Ross

[ 1 syll. ros(s), ro-ss ] The baby boy name Ross is pronounced R-aoS- †. Ross has its origins in the Celtic language. It is used largely in English and Scottish. The first name is usually taken to derive from the prominent Scottish surname, itself of the Gaelic ros (meaning 'promontory, cape, peninsula, headland'). Other derivations suggest the root word as the Old German hros or hruod, or the French rous. The given name was first adopted in the 19th century. The name was in recent known from a character in the US television sitcom Friends (1994-2004).

Forms of Ross include the name Ros, the name Rossano, the English Rosse, the name Rossell, the name Rossi, the English Rossie, the name Rossiter, the name Rosston, and the English Rossy.

Ross is uncommon as a baby boy name. At the modest height of its usage in 1985, 0.098% of baby boys were named Ross. It was #147 in rank then. The baby name has dropped out of favor since then, and is used only on an infrequent scale now. Within all boy names in its family, Ross was nevertheless the most widely used in 2012.

Baby names that sound like Ross include Rosce, Race, Rach, Raj, Rajesh, Rajj, Rakesh, Ras, Rasesh, Rash, Rashaud, Rashîd, Rayce, Raz, Recks, Reece, Reeg, Rees, Reese, and Reggie.

† Pronunciation for Ross: R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AO as in "ought (AO.T)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)"

Details of famous persons named Ross:
Author Ross McWhirter, born Alan Ross McWhirter 12 August 1925 - 27 November 1975, Winchmore Hill, London, England.
Business Personality Ross Perot, born Henry Ross Perot 27 June 1930, Texarkana, Texas.

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