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Rose Name Meaning, Popularity, Variations, & Related Monikers

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Information About Rose

Rose Name Meaning

Rose is a flower nature name.


Origin & History

Rose comes from the Latin ‘rosa,’ which refers to the flower with this name.

It is sometimes believed to be a Norman or Old English variation of “Hrodohaidis,” a Germanic name that means “famous type” from “hrod” (fame) and “heid” (type). 

It is also linked to “Hros,” which means “horse.” 

However, Rose is mostly considered a flower name with a Latin origin instead of these other meanings.

Rose might have been introduced by the Normans during the Middle Ages in England, with Old English variations spelled as “Rohese” or “Roese.”



  • ROHZ
  • ROWS


Is Rose A Last Name?

Aside from being a first or middle name for girls, Rose is also a last name.


What’s The Gender Of A Rose?

Rose is primarily a female name and also a commonly used baby girl name

Some variants, however, can be considered as boy names, such as “Rhodes” (which means “rose” or “from Rhodes”), and gender-neutral names like “Rhody” (also means “rose” or “from Rhodes”).


Rose isn’t among the 100 most popular girl names in the US in recent years, based on data from the SSA (Social Security Administration). (1)


Rose Popularity Trend Over The Years

Rose isn’t in the top 5 most popular names across the US from 1922 to 2021, based on SSA data. (2)

The name hasn’t been in the top 100 in the US since the 1960s. The last time Rose ranked within the top 100 was in 1960, when it placed 98th. (1)

It was more popular in the early 1900s (1900-1921) when it ranked within the top 20. (1)


Rose Popularity In US States

Rose is also not among the top 5 most popular names in any US state in 2021, still based on SSA data. (3)


Rose Unisex & Boy Name Variations

  • Rhodes (British)
  • Rhodey (American)
  • Rhody (American)
  • Rosen (German)


Rose Girl Name Variations

  • Chara (Greek)
  • Charo (Latin and Spanish) – “Wreath of roses” or “rosary
  • Fairouz (Old Persian, English, and Arabic) – “White rose” or “precious stones”
  • Gul (Persian) – “Rose” or “flower”
  • Nesrine (Arabic and Persian) – “Wild rose”
  • Raisa (Riddish)
  • Raisel (Yiddish)
  • Rasia (Latin and Russian)
  • Rhoda (Latin and Greek)
  • Roanna (English)
  • Roese (Middle High German, Norman French, and Old English)
  • Rohese (Old English and Norman French)
  • Rohesia (Old English and Latin)
  • Róis (Irish and Gaelic)
  • Róise (Gaelic and Irish)
  • Róisín (Irish) – “Little rose”
  • Roos (Dutch, Swiss German, Low German, and Estonian)
  • Roosje (Dutch)
  • Rós (Swedish)
  • Rosa (Danish, Norwegian, Spanish, Latin, Italian, and Swedish)
  • Rosabell (Latin) – “Beautiful rose”
  • Rosalba (Italian) – “White rose”
  • Rosalee (English) – “Beautiful rose”
  • Rosaleen (Irish) – “Little rose”
  • Rosaleigh (English and French) – “Beautiful rose”
  • Rosalía (Galician, Late Roman, Latin, and Spanish girl name)
  • Rosalie (German, Dutch, and French)
  • Rosalind (German) – “Lovely rose”
  • Rosamund (German) – “Pure rose” or “horse protection”
  • Roseanne (British) – “Pretty rose”
  • Roselani (Hawaiian) – “Heavenly rose”
  • Rosella (Latin)
  • Roselle (Latin and French)
  • Rosellen (Latin)
  • Rosemarie (Latin and English) – “Dew of the sea,” coming from the combination of “Rose” and “Mary” (bitter sea)
  • Rosemary (Latin and English) – “Rose” + “Mary”
  • Rosemonde (Latin) – “Rose” or “horse protector”
  • Rosena (Latin and Spanish)
  • Rosetta (Italian and Persian)
  • Rosette (Latin and English) – “Little rose”
  • Rosheen (Irish)
  • Rosie (Latin and English)
  • Rosina (Latin, Italian, and German)
  • Rosine (Greek and Latin)
  • Rosinha (Portuguese)
  • Rosita (Latin and Spanish) – “Little rose”
  • Roslin (Scottish) – “Rose” or “red-haired”
  • Rosmund (Latin) – “Pure rose” or “horse protection”
  • Rothaid (Germanic)
  • Royse (Medieval English)
  • Royze (Yiddish)
  • Roz (English and German)
  • ża (Russian, Hungarian, and Polish)
  • Rozália (Hungarian, Polish, and Romanian)
  • Rozalie (Dutch, Latin, and French)
  • Rozālija (Latvian and Serbo-Croatian)
  • Rozaliya (Russian)
  • Rozamund (German) – “Pure rose”
  • Rožė (Lithuanian)
  • Rózsa (Hungarian)
  • Rozsi (Hungarian and Latin)
  • Ruža (Croatian, Serbian, and Macedonian)
  • Růžena (Czech and Slovak)
  • Ruzha (Bulgarian and Macedonian)
  • Ružica (Croatian and Serbian)
  • Warda (German, Arabic, and Iranian)
  • Zala (Slovene)
  • Zaria (Slavic and Arabic) – “Rose” or “dawn”


What Are Nicknames & Diminutives For The Name Rose?

  • Ros
  • Rosebud
  • Rosey
  • Rosy


Names You Can Pair With Rose

Middle Names For Girls To Pair With Rose

  • Amelia
  • Anne
  • Bethany
  • Sophia
  • Vivienne


Suggested Twin Or Sibling Names

  • Coral
  • Estelle
  • Mary
  • Olive
  • Praise
  • Rohan


Rhyming Or Similar Names 

  • Rhys
  • Roanee
  • Rome
  • Romy
  • Rosly
  • Royz
  • Rozika
  • Rozina


Other Names For Girls That Start with R

  • Rachel
  • Rebecca
  • Rhea
  • Roxanne
  • Ruby
  • Ruth


Other Flower Names For Girls To Pair With Rose

  • Daffodil
  • Dahlia
  • Daisy
  • Lily
  • Lotus
  • Marigold
  • Orchid


Famous Rose Celebrities & Figures

  • Keren “Rose” Meloul – French singer-songwriter
  • Rose Leslie – Scottish actress in the HBO series “Game of Thrones”
  • Rose McGowan – American actress in the TV series “Charmed”
  • Rose McIver – Actress from New Zealand
  • Rosie O’Donnell – American comedian and TV personality


Fantasy Characters & Roses In Pop Culture

  • Briar Rose – another name for Disney princess Aurora in “Sleeping Beauty
  • Rose DeWitt Bukater in “Titanic
  • Rose Nylund in “The Golden Girls
  • Rose “Rosie” Granger-Weasley,” a witchy name for the daughter of Ronald Weasley and Hermione Granger in “Harry Potter
  • Rose Tico – Fictional character in “Stars Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Rose Tyler – Fantasy character in the sci-fi TV series “Doctor Who” 


Celebrities Who Chose Rose Names For Their Babies

  • Eric Clapton (Julie Rose Clapton)
  • Ewan McGregor (Esther Rose McGregor)
  • Hayden Christensen and Rachel Bilson (Briar Rose Christensen)
  • Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis (Lily-Rose Depp)
  • Scarlett Johansson and Romain Dauriac (Rose Dorothy Dauriac)


Celebrities With Rose As Last Name

  • American actress Anika Noni Rose
  • American baseball player Pete Rose
  • American musician Axl Rose
  • American professional basketball player Derrick Rose


Rose In Songs

  • Kiss from a Rose” – by Seal
  • Desert Rose”- by Sting
  • Every Rose Has Its Thorn” – by Poison
  • Rose Darling” – by Steely Dan


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FAQs About Rose Name Meaning

What Colors Are Linked With Rose Names?

The name Rose is usually associated with red or pink. However, roses also come in other colors, such as yellow, blue, and white.


What Does The Name Rose Mean In Hebrew?

Rose is called “Shoshana” in Hebrew. This name also means “Lily.”

The word is also translated to Hebrew as “Chabatsteleth,” meaning “red” or “bulb.” (4)


Is Rose A Biblical Name?

Yes. Rose is a biblical girl name. Although it isn’t a person’s name in the Bible, the word “rose” (as a flower) has been mentioned around 48 times. (4)


What’s The Personality Of Someone Named Rose?

Because they’re given a girl plant name, those named Rose might be nature lovers with sweet and cheerful personalities. They can also be approachable and empathic.


Is Rose A Royal First Or Last Name?

Rose can be a royal name. 

For example, it’s the name for Mary “Mary Rose” Tudor, the Queen of France from 1496 to 1533.


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