Rosario - Meaning of Rosario
[ 3 syll. ro-sa-rio, ros-ar-io ] The baby boy name Rosario is also used as a girl name, and it is more commonly a girl name. Its pronunciation is Row-SAA-RYow in Spanish †. Rosario is used chiefly in the English, Italian, and Spanish languages, and it is derived from Spanish and Old French origins. From Spanish roots, its meaning is rosary. It is derived from the element 'rosarium' meaning rose bower. The name is sometimes used as a masculine name in Sicily and southern Italy, influenced by the masculine-sounding '-o' suffix. See Rosario for more information.
In addition, Rosario is a variant of the name Russell (English, Irish, and Scottish) in the Italian and Spanish languages.
Rosario is an uncommon baby name for boys. At the modest height of its usage in 1917, 0.015% of baby boys were given the name Rosario. It ranked at #487 then. The baby name has since experienced a steep fall in popularity, and is today of sporadic use. In 2018, within the group of boy names directly linked to Rosario, Russell was the most popular. Though Rosario is more popular as a girl name today, there was a period from 1901 to 1937 that it was given more often to boys. From 1938 on, increasingly more girls than boys were named Rosario. In 1941, the name Rosario was given to 18% more girls than boys.
Baby names that sound like Rosario include Rasareo, Rizieri, Rogério, Rogiero, Rosareo, Roxberry, Roxbery, Roxburry, Ruggero, Ruggiero, Rasario, Riichirou, Rogerio, Rosaryo, Rozario, Ruggerio, Racer, Raenger, Raser, and Raycer.
† Pronunciation for Rosario: R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; Y as in "you (Y.UW)"