Rosary name meaning

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Origin and Meaning of Rosary

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  1. A submission from Texas, U.S. says the name Rosary means "Ring of roses".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ro"sa*ry
  1. A bed of roses, or place where roses grow."Thick rosariesof scented thorn." [Tennyson.]
  2. [R.C.Ch] A series of prayers (see Note below) arranged to be recited in order, on beads; also, a string of beads by which the prayers are counted."His idolized book, and the whole rosary of his prayers." [Milton.]
  3. A chapelet; a garland; a series or collection, as of beautiful thoughts or of literary selections."Every day propound to yourself a rosary or chaplet of good works to present to God at night." [Jer. Taylor.]
  4. A coin bearing the figure of a rose, fraudulently circulated in Ireland in the 13th century for a penny.

Note: ☞ A rosary consists of fifteen decades. Each decade contains ten Ave Marias marked by small beads, preceded by a Paternoster, marked by a larger bead, and concluded by a Gloria Patri. Five decades make a chaplet, a third part of the rosary.

Etymology: LL. rosarium a string of beads, L. rosarium a place planted with roses, rosa a rose: cf. F. rosaire. See Rose

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A string of beads used in counting prayers (especially by Catholics)

From Latin rosārium, here in its sense as a garland of roses. The coin usage referred to the laurel wreath appearing on the obverse bust, as opposed to the bare head on the pollard.

  1. Prayer beads, a string of beads used to keep track of repetitions in prayer, particularly in the Roman Catholic Marian prayer "Hail Mary" (Ave Maria)
  2. A Roman Catholic devotion involving the repetition of a series of Marian prayers, usually 5, 15, or 20 decades of "Hail Marys", each decade beginning with "Our Father" and ending with "Glory Be to the Father", but sometimes including other Roman Catholic, Anglican, or Lutheran prayers.
  3. (by extension) A series or collection of thoughts, literary pieces, etc. intended for similar contemplation.
  4. (historical numismatics) A 13th-century coin minted in Europe as a counterfeit debased form of the sterling silver penny of Edward I, at first accepted as a halfpenny and then outlawed.
  5. A rose garden.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rosary

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rosary

Our Lady of the Rosary

Our Lady of the Rosary is a saint. They hold the title Our Lady of Victory, Lady of the Rosary, and Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary.

Queen of the Caracol Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary

They hold the title Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary and Queen of the Caracol.


Fun Facts about the name Rosary

  • How Popular is the name Rosary? Rosary is the 15,880th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Rosary have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 551 babies born with the first name Rosary in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rosary to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rosary? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1917 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Rosary first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rosary is Thursday, July 10th, 1890.
  • What year had the most people named Rosary born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rosary was in 1943 with a total of 18 babies.
  • Random Rosary Factoid: According to the 1946 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rosary is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 7 babies in New York have the same name in 1946.
  • Weird things about the name Rosary: The name spelled backwards is Yrasor. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Syorar. How do you pronounce that?
  • Rosary name meaning

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