Rosemary - Meaning of Rosemary
Rosemary has 16 variant forms that are used in English and foreign languages. Variant forms used in English include Rosamaria, Rosamarie, Rose Mary, Rosemaree, Rosemarey, Rosemari, Rosemaria, Rosemarie (used in German, Italian, and Scandinavian as well), Rosmarie (used in German as well), and Rozmary. The short form Rose, and the pet forms Romey, Romy (used in German as well), and Rosie are other English variants. The German Romi is a variant form of Rosemary that is in foreign languages. Another foreign variant is the pet form Röschen (German).
Variant forms share the origin and meaning of the name Rosemary.
Rosemary is a classic favorite. At present it is still rather popular as a baby girl name, but to a lesser degree than it was before. The name jumped in popularity from the 1900s up to the 1940s; prior to that, it was of modest use only. At the peak of its usage in 1946, 0.278% of baby girls were given the name Rosemary. It was #75 in rank then. The baby name has experienced a decline in frequency since then. In 2018, its usage was 0.037% and its ranking #454, but it was nonetheless the 3rd most popular after Rose and Mary, out of all girl names in its family. In 2018, Rose was 4 times more frequently used than Rosemary.
Baby names that sound like Rosemary include Rose Marie, Rose Mary, Rosemarey, Rosemarie, Ragnarey, Ragnari, Ragnarie, Ragnary, Rigmorre, Rosemaree, Rosemari, Rozmary, Ragnaree, Roshanara, Rozemarie, Rajakumari, Rosamarie, Rigmor, Rigmore, and Rigmorr.
† English pronunciation for Rosemary: R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; Z as in "zoo (Z.UW)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"
A famous person named Rosemary is Singer Rosemary Clooney, born 23 May 1928 - 29 June 2002, Maysville, Kentucky.