Rose Name Meaning

Lastest Updated June 7, 2024
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Fact: Rose is a common name in English-speaking countries but also has variants in many languages, such as Rosa in Spanish and Italian.

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A Deep Dive

Rose Overview

Meaning

Rose, a flower

Gender

Girl

Origin

Latin

Etymology

Derived from “rosa,” which refers to the flower.

Pronunciation

/roʊz/

Popularity

Ranked at 124th most widely used named in America in 2023.

Syllable

1 syllable

Length

4 letters

Numerology

3 (Expressive, Social, Artistic)

Name Styles

Classic, Nature-inspired, Short

Associated Traits

Ggrace, beauty, charm
A Deep Dive

Rose Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Rosa, Rosalie, Rosalind, Rosemary, Rosamund, Rosanna, Rosina, Rosetta, Roselyn, Rosabelle

Common Nicknames

Rosie, Roro, Roza, Rosa, Rosy

Diminutives

Ro, Roz, Ria, Sia, Ree

Famous People

  • Rose Byrne
    (Australian Actress)
  • Rose Leslie
    (Scottish Actress)
  • Rose McGowan
    (Actress and Activist)
  • Rose Namajunas
    (American MMA Fighter)
  • Rose McIver
    (New Zealand Actress)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • Rose DeWitt Bukater
    ("Titanic," Film)
  • Rose Tico
    ("Star Wars: The Last Jedi," Film)
  • Rose Nylund
    ("The Golden Girls," TV Series)
  • Rose Tyler
    ("Doctor Who," TV Series)

Places

  • Rose City
    (Michigan, USA)
  • Rose Hill
    (Kansas, USA)

What Is the Meaning of Rose?

The name Rose means “rose” or “flower.” It is often associated with qualities such as love, beauty, and purity.

What Is the Origin of The Name Rose?

Rose has its origins in Latin, specifically from the word “rosa,” referring to the flowering plant.

Historically, the name was introduced to England by the Normans in the Middle Ages, adapting from the Germanic name Hrodohaidis, which had elements meaning “fame” and “type.”

Rose Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Rose in the U.S. over the Years

United States flagUnited States#1162021#1192022#1242023
Top 3 Rankings#141911#141913#151912

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Rose

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
2023124
(-5 from 2022)
2237
(-127 from 2022)
0.12789
2022119
(-3 from 2021)
2364
(-30 from 2021)
0.13184
2021116
(-4 from 2020)
2394
(+18 from 2020)
0.13363
2020112
(+3 from 2019)
2376
(-158 from 2019)
0.13441
2019115
(+8 from 2018)
2534
(+78 from 2018)
0.13810
2018123
(+18 from 2017)
2456
(+379 from 2017)
0.13207
2017141
(+12 from 2016)
2077
(+42 from 2016)
0.10994
2016153
(+13 from 2015)
2035
(+81 from 2015)
0.10512
2015166
(+28 from 2014)
1954
(+254 from 2014)
0.10016
2014194
(+31 from 2013)
1700
(+271 from 2013)
0.08690
2013225
(+33 from 2012)
1429
(+176 from 2012)
0.07413
2012258
(+31 from 2011)
1253
(+154 from 2011)
0.06461
2011289
(+46 from 2010)
1099
(+135 from 2010)
0.05672
2010335
(+14 from 2009)
964
(+25 from 2009)
0.04917
2009349
(-8 from 2008)
939
(-35 from 2008)
0.04637
2008341
(+7 from 2007)
974
(+32 from 2007)
0.04676
2007348
(-5 from 2006)
942
(-19 from 2006)
0.04451
2006343
(-12 from 2005)
961
(-6 from 2005)
0.04597
2005331
(+22 from 2004)
967
(+72 from 2004)
0.04765
2004353
(+5 from 2003)
895
(+41 from 2003)
0.04436
2003358
(-29 from 2002)
854
(-68 from 2002)
0.04256
2002329
(-21 from 2001)
922
(-107 from 2001)
0.04668
2001308
(-9 from 2000)
1029
(-51 from 2000)
0.05195
2000299
(-22 from 1999)
1080
(-52 from 1999)
0.05412
1999277
(+20 from 1998)
1132
(+113 from 1998)
0.05815
1998297
(+95 from 1997)
1019
(+353 from 1997)
0.05257
1997392
(-16 from 1996)
666
(-37 from 1996)
0.03488
1996376
(-39 from 1995)
703
(-84 from 1995)
0.03667
1995337
(+2 from 1994)
787
(-5 from 1994)
0.04096
1994339
(+3 from 1993)
792
(+47 from 1993)
0.04063
1993342
(-24 from 1992)
745
(-114 from 1992)
0.03779
1992318
(-9 from 1991)
859
(-25 from 1991)
0.04285
1991309
(-2 from 1990)
884
(-17 from 1990)
0.04347
1990307
(-14 from 1989)
901
(+8 from 1989)
0.04386
1989293
(-7 from 1988)
893
(+27 from 1988)
0.04483
1988286
(+5 from 1987)
866
(+30 from 1987)
0.04503
1987291
(+7 from 1986)
836
(+14 from 1986)
0.04461
1986298
(-39 from 1985)
822
(-145 from 1985)
0.04454
1985259
(-21 from 1984)
967
(-91 from 1984)
0.05237
1984238
(-5 from 1983)
1058
(-4 from 1983)
0.05867
1983233
(-1 from 1982)
1062
(-36 from 1982)
0.05934
1982232
(-1 from 1981)
1098
(+2 from 1981)
0.06052
1981231
(-6 from 1980)
1096
(-38 from 1980)
0.06128
1980225
(+39 from 1979)
1134
(+213 from 1979)
0.06368
1979264
(-6 from 1978)
921
(+5 from 1978)
0.05344
1978258
(-1 from 1977)
916
(-49 from 1977)
0.05572
1977257
(-13 from 1976)
965
(-7 from 1976)
0.05866
1976244
(+13 from 1975)
972
(+25 from 1975)
0.06184
1975257
(-14 from 1974)
947
(-109 from 1974)
0.06067
1974243
(-9 from 1973)
1056
(-37 from 1973)
0.06742
1973234
(-23 from 1972)
1093
(-214 from 1972)
0.07033
1972211
(-1 from 1971)
1307
(-126 from 1971)
0.08105
1971210
(-27 from 1970)
1433
(-345 from 1970)
0.08176
1970183
(-11 from 1969)
1778
(-93 from 1969)
0.09706
1969172
(-7 from 1968)
1871
(-81 from 1968)
0.10614
1968165
(-13 from 1967)
1952
(-302 from 1967)
0.11417
1967152
(-11 from 1966)
2254
(-279 from 1966)
0.13129
1966141
(-8 from 1965)
2533
(-332 from 1965)
0.14427
1965133
(-13 from 1964)
2865
(-616 from 1964)
0.15677
1964120
(-1 from 1963)
3481
(-216 from 1963)
0.17784
1963119
(-3 from 1962)
3697
(-304 from 1962)
0.18596
1962116
(-6 from 1961)
4001
(-319 from 1961)
0.19740
1961110
(-12 from 1960)
4320
(-566 from 1960)
0.20798
196098
(-9 from 1959)
4886
(-558 from 1959)
0.23493
195989
(-11 from 1958)
5444
(-600 from 1958)
0.26191
195878
(-9 from 1957)
6044
(-853 from 1957)
0.29258
195769
(-5 from 1956)
6897
(-443 from 1956)
0.32872
195664
(-10 from 1955)
7340
(-510 from 1955)
0.35639
195554
No change from 1954
7850
(-146 from 1954)
0.39154
195454
(+5 from 1953)
7996
(+992 from 1953)
0.40164
195359
(+3 from 1952)
7004
(+450 from 1952)
0.36299
195262
(+3 from 1951)
6554
(+369 from 1951)
0.34459
195165
(+4 from 1950)
6185
(+810 from 1950)
0.33482
195069
(-3 from 1949)
5375
(+4 from 1949)
0.30565
194966
(-3 from 1948)
5371
(-184 from 1948)
0.30595
194863
(+2 from 1947)
5555
(-100 from 1947)
0.31876
194765
(-5 from 1946)
5655
(+472 from 1946)
0.31108
194660
(-6 from 1945)
5183
(+626 from 1945)
0.32135
194554
(-2 from 1944)
4557
(-152 from 1944)
0.33853
194452
(-2 from 1943)
4709
(-498 from 1943)
0.34460
194350
No change from 1942
5207
(-45 from 1942)
0.36276
194250
(-1 from 1941)
5252
(+298 from 1941)
0.37771
194149
(-5 from 1940)
4954
(-244 from 1940)
0.39759
194044
(-2 from 1939)
5198
(+158 from 1939)
0.44001
193942
(-3 from 1938)
5040
(-252 from 1938)
0.44442
193839
No change from 1937
5292
(-157 from 1937)
0.46362
193739
(-2 from 1936)
5449
(-249 from 1936)
0.49453
193637
No change from 1935
5698
(+466 from 1935)
0.52879
193537
No change from 1934
5232
(-350 from 1934)
0.48143
193437
(-2 from 1933)
5582
(-188 from 1933)
0.51573
193335
(-2 from 1932)
5770
(-706 from 1932)
0.55160
193233
(-3 from 1931)
6476
(-405 from 1931)
0.58538
193130
(-1 from 1930)
6881
(-807 from 1930)
0.62344
193029
(-3 from 1929)
7688
(-97 from 1929)
0.65909
192926
(-2 from 1928)
7785
(-376 from 1928)
0.67254
192824
(-1 from 1927)
8161
(-337 from 1927)
0.68262
192723
(+2 from 1926)
8498
(-11 from 1926)
0.68730
192625
(+1 from 1925)
8509
(+229 from 1925)
0.69169
192526
(-1 from 1924)
8280
(-199 from 1924)
0.65554
192425
(-2 from 1923)
8479
(+39 from 1923)
0.65441
192323
No change from 1922
8440
(-351 from 1922)
0.67387
192223
(-3 from 1921)
8791
(-561 from 1921)
0.70465
192120
No change from 1920
9352
(+341 from 1920)
0.73079
192020
(-1 from 1919)
9011
(-184 from 1919)
0.72434
191919
(-2 from 1918)
9195
(-373 from 1918)
0.78280
191817
(-1 from 1917)
9568
(-215 from 1917)
0.79577
191716
(-1 from 1916)
9783
(+178 from 1916)
0.87061
191615
(+1 from 1915)
9605
(+230 from 1915)
0.88467
191516
(-1 from 1914)
9375
(+1801 from 1914)
0.91565
191415
(-1 from 1913)
7574
(+1403 from 1913)
0.95076
191314
(+1 from 1912)
6171
(+740 from 1912)
0.94226
191215
(-1 from 1911)
5431
(+1280 from 1911)
0.92566
191114
(+2 from 1910)
4151
(+314 from 1910)
0.93953
191016
(+1 from 1909)
3837
(+463 from 1909)
0.91460
190917
(-1 from 1908)
3374
(-8 from 1908)
0.91661
190816
(+1 from 1907)
3382
(+266 from 1907)
0.95394
190717
No change from 1906
3116
(+215 from 1906)
0.92344
190617
(+1 from 1905)
2901
(+177 from 1905)
0.92555
190518
(-1 from 1904)
2724
(+93 from 1904)
0.87910
190417
(+1 from 1903)
2631
(+153 from 1903)
0.89969
190318
(+2 from 1902)
2478
(+34 from 1902)
0.89074
190220
No change from 1901
2444
(+232 from 1901)
0.87183
190120
(-2 from 1900)
2212
(-632 from 1900)
0.87008
190018
(+3 from 1899)
2844
(+647 from 1899)
0.89508
189921
(-1 from 1898)
2197
(-239 from 1898)
0.88772
189820
(-1 from 1897)
2436
(+120 from 1897)
0.88858
189719
(+1 from 1896)
2316
(-25 from 1896)
0.93284
189620
(+1 from 1895)
2341
(+79 from 1895)
0.92899
189521
(+1 from 1894)
2262
(+136 from 1894)
0.91540
189422
(+1 from 1893)
2126
(+114 from 1893)
0.90095
189323
(-1 from 1892)
2012
(-11 from 1892)
0.89330
189222
No change from 1891
2023
(+327 from 1891)
0.89946
189122
(+3 from 1890)
1696
(-29 from 1890)
0.86281
189025
(+1 from 1889)
1725
(+175 from 1889)
0.85539
188926
(+1 from 1888)
1550
(-40 from 1888)
0.81916
188827
(+3 from 1887)
1590
(+348 from 1887)
0.83929
188730
(-4 from 1886)
1242
(-19 from 1886)
0.79911
188626
(-1 from 1885)
1261
(+97 from 1885)
0.82025
188525
(+5 from 1884)
1164
(+104 from 1884)
0.82002
188430
(+3 from 1883)
1060
(+183 from 1883)
0.77043
188333
(-5 from 1882)
877
(-9 from 1882)
0.73047
188228
(+3 from 1881)
886
(+152 from 1881)
0.76581
188131
(-1 from 1880)
734
(+34 from 1880)
0.74250
188030
First SSA data recorded
700
First SSA data recorded
0.71718

American States Popularity Rankings for Rose

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

New York (NY)

New York (NY) flagNew York (NY)#842021#862022#882023

Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania (PA) flagPennsylvania (PA)#1132021#1122022#1092023

California (CA)

California (CA) flagCalifornia (CA)#1082021#1042022#1342023

Illinois (IL)

Illinois (IL) flagIllinois (IL)#1002021#1232022#1022023

Ohio (OH)

Ohio (OH) flagOhio (OH)#1242021#1222022#872023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#992021#752022#932023

Texas (TX)

Texas (TX) flagTexas (TX)#1552021#1622022#1742023

Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#1112021#1142022#1062023

Massachusetts (MA)

Massachusetts (MA) flagMassachusetts (MA)#742021#732022#902023

Louisiana (LA)

Louisiana (LA) flagLouisiana (LA)#1552021#1542022#1382023

Missouri (MO)

Missouri (MO) flagMissouri (MO)#1452021#1262022#982023

Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin (WI) flagWisconsin (WI)#812021#1032022#1032023

Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#712021#1362022#1222023

Connecticut (CT)

Connecticut (CT) flagConnecticut (CT)#1092021#972022#792023

Minnesota (MN)

Minnesota (MN) flagMinnesota (MN)#1272021#912022#1232023

Florida (FL)

Florida (FL) flagFlorida (FL)#1512021#1292022#1502023

North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina (NC) flagNorth Carolina (NC)#1512021#1492022#1402023

Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#1812021#2062022#2092023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#1042021#1562022#1102023

Kentucky (KY)

Kentucky (KY) flagKentucky (KY)#2072021#1472022#2032023

Maryland (MD)

Maryland (MD) flagMaryland (MD)#1222021#1432022#1302023

South Carolina (SC)

South Carolina (SC) flagSouth Carolina (SC)#1662021#1642022#2612023

Tennessee (TN)

Tennessee (TN) flagTennessee (TN)#1632021#1632022#1932023

Mississippi (MS)

Mississippi (MS) flagMississippi (MS)#2592021#2912022#3882023

Colorado (CO)

Colorado (CO) flagColorado (CO)#1422021#1152022#802023

Alabama (AL)

Alabama (AL) flagAlabama (AL)#3622021#1602022#2392023

West Virginia (WV)

West Virginia (WV) flagWest Virginia (WV)#2362021#2262022#2252023

Iowa (IA)

Iowa (IA) flagIowa (IA)#2132021#1302022#1372023

Washington (WA)

Washington (WA) flagWashington (WA)#722021#882022#1002023

Kansas (KS)

Kansas (KS) flagKansas (KS)#1212021#1062022#1402023

Arkansas (AR)

Arkansas (AR) flagArkansas (AR)#3412021#2192022#2572023

Arizona (AZ)

Arizona (AZ) flagArizona (AZ)#962021#1652022#1132023

New Mexico (NM)

New Mexico (NM) flagNew Mexico (NM)#1452021#1302022#1152023

Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma (OK) flagOklahoma (OK)#2562021#1822022#1602023

Nebraska (NE)

Nebraska (NE) flagNebraska (NE)#1392021#1072022#1672023

Rhode Island (RI)

Rhode Island (RI) flagRhode Island (RI)#1052021#562022#1092023

Oregon (OR)

Oregon (OR) flagOregon (OR)#832021#1422022#1082023

North Dakota (ND)

North Dakota (ND) flagNorth Dakota (ND)#1622020#1862022#2242023

Maine (ME)

Maine (ME) flagMaine (ME)#902021#682022#1242023

Hawaii (HI)

Hawaii (HI) flagHawaii (HI)#1702021#1402022#1152023

Utah (UT)

Utah (UT) flagUtah (UT)#992021#812022#962023

South Dakota (SD)

South Dakota (SD) flagSouth Dakota (SD)#1632021#1022022#1652023

District of Columbia (DC)

District of Columbia (DC) flagDistrict of Columbia (DC)#812021#642022#932023

Montana (MT)

Montana (MT) flagMontana (MT)#1862020#602021#1122022

Idaho (ID)

Idaho (ID) flagIdaho (ID)#1312021#2392022#2192023

New Hampshire (NH)

New Hampshire (NH) flagNew Hampshire (NH)#772021#1432022#1572023

Delaware (DE)

Delaware (DE) flagDelaware (DE)#602021#1192022#2052023

Vermont (VT)

Vermont (VT) flagVermont (VT)#742018#662020#552021

Nevada (NV)

Nevada (NV) flagNevada (NV)#1232021#632022#1262023

Wyoming (WY)

Wyoming (WY) flagWyoming (WY)#802018#1132019#752023

Alaska (AK)

Alaska (AK) flagAlaska (AK)#1082021#1132022#1632023

Popularity Rankings for Rose in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in France

France flagFrance#72020#62021#62022

Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#152020#152021#92022

Popularity in Medieval England

Medieval England flagMedieval England#281377-1381

Popularity in Belgium

Belgium flagBelgium#422020#362021#402022

Popularity in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland#422021#482022#472023

Popularity in England and Wales

England and Wales flagEngland and Wales#562019#612020#682021

Popularity in Scotland

Scotland flagScotland#702021#562022#642023

Popularity in Ireland

Ireland flagIreland#702021#622022#632023

Popularity in Canada

Canada flagCanada#742021#672022#832023

Popularity in Australia (NSW)

Australia (NSW) flagAustralia (NSW)#772021#742022#732023

Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#1032021#1132022#1212023

Popularity in Switzerland

Switzerland flagSwitzerland#1782020#1642021#2552022

Popularity in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico flagPuerto Rico#2272018#2212019#1652021

Popularity in Chile

Chile flagChile#1852018

Popularity in Norway

Norway flagNorway#2842021#3292022#2892023

Popularity in Poland

Poland flagPoland#3022021#4652022#2902023

Popularity in Iceland

Iceland flagIceland#3262021

Popularity in Sweden

Sweden flagSweden#4152022#3872023

Popularity in Germany

Germany flagGermany#4452021#4482022#4332023

Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Rose a Name for Boys or Girls?

The name has been commonly used for girls in many English-speaking countries and is celebrated in various forms of media and literature

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Rose

  • Rosa
  • Rosalie
  • Rosalind
  • Rosemary
  • Rosamund
  • Rosanna
  • Rosina
  • Rosetta
  • Roselyn
  • Rosabelle
  • Rosie
  • Roro
  • Roza
  • Rosa
  • Rosy
  • Ro
  • Roz
  • Ria
  • Sia
  • Ree

Rose in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • Rose Byrne (Actress, born 1979): An Australian actress known for her roles in "Bridesmaids" and "X-Men: First Class".
  • Rose Leslie (Actress, born 1987): Scottish actress famous for her role as Ygritte in "Game of Thrones".
  • Rose McGowan (Actress and Activist, born 1973): Known for her roles in "Charmed" and as a vocal advocate in the #MeToo movement.
  • Rose Namajunas (MMA Fighter, born 1992): An American mixed martial artist and former UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion.
  • Rose McIver (Actress, born 1988): New Zealand actress recognized for her leading role in "iZombie".
  • Rose Lavelle (Soccer Player, born 1995): American professional soccer player known for her performance in the 2019 World Cup.
  • Rose Marie (Actress, 1923-2017): An American actress and comedian, prominent for her role on "The Dick Van Dyke Show".
  • Rose Kennedy (Socialite and Political Family Matriarch, 1890-1995): Known as the matriarch of the Kennedy family.
  • Rose Cleveland (First Lady, 1846-1918): Served as the acting First Lady of the United States during her brother Grover Cleveland's first term.
  • Rose Valland (Art Historian and French Resistance Member, 1898-1980): Played a crucial role during WWII by documenting and saving looted art.
  • Rose DeWitt Bukater ("Titanic," 1997 Film): The fictional protagonist from the 1997 film "Titanic," portrayed by Kate Winslet. She is remembered for her tragic romance aboard the ill-fated ship.
  • Rose Tico ("Star Wars: The Last Jedi," 2017 Film): A maintenance worker for the Resistance who becomes a key figure in the 2017 film "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" in the fight against the First Order.
  • Rose Nylund ("The Golden Girls," 1985 TV Series): Played by Betty White, Rose is known for her sweet, naive personality in this beloved sitcom that started in 1985.
  • Rose Tyler ("Doctor Who," 2005 TV Series): A companion of the Doctor who played a central role in the revival of the "Doctor Who" series in 2005.
  • Rose City (Michigan, USA): Known for its scenic beauty and as a destination for outdoor activities like hunting and fishing.
  • Rose Hill (Kansas, USA): A city known for its community events and small-town charm.

Similar Names to Rose

  • Rosanna
  • Roseda
  • Rosell
  • Roseline
  • Rossetta
  • Rosamonde
  • Roselaine
  • Rosmunda
  • Rosabell
  • Roschella
  • Roz
  • Rosly
  • Rasia
  • Roisine
  • Rozella
  • Rosio
  • Rosita
  • Rosey
  • Rosine

Sibling Names for Rose