Rosa has 14 variant forms that are used in English and foreign languages. Variant forms of the name used in English include Rosae, Rosah, Rosalba, Rosalia (used in Italian as well), Rose, Rosetta (used in Italian as well), Rosia, and Rosita (used in Spanish as well).
Foreign variant forms include Roosa (Finnish), Roselina (Spanish), Roseline (French and German), and Rosette (French). Specific foreign forms include the familiar form Charo (Spanish), and the variant spelling Roza (Armenian, Dutch, German, Polish, Slavic, Hungarian, and Russian).
Variant forms share the origin and thus the meaning of the name Rosa.
Rosa is a variant form of the English and French Rose in the Dutch, English, German, Italian, Portuguese, Scandinavian, and Spanish languages.
Rosa is an all-time favorite. Today it is still a fairly popular baby name for girls, though it was in more widespread use previously. In 1900, 0.352% of baby girls were given the name Rosa. Its ranking then was #69. The baby name has since experienced a steep decline in frequency, and is of only occasional use in recent years. In 2018, it ranked at #641 with a usage of 0.025%. Within the group of girl names directly linked to Rosa, Rose was the most popular. Its use outnumbered Rosa's by 5 times in 2018.
† English pronunciation for Rosa: R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; Z as in "zoo (Z.UW)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"
A famous person named Rosa is Rosa Parks, Civil Rights Figure, born Rosa Louise McCauley, 4 February 1913 - 24 October 2005, Tuskegee, Alabama.