Rose name meaning

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Origin and Meaning of Rose

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Rose means "a beautiful flower".
  2. According to a user from Malaysia, the name Rose means "A beautiful flower for Valentines".
  3. According to a user from Singapore, the name Rose is of Fiction origin and means "a beautiful elegant and charming flower who is loyal,realistic,optimistic and courageous".
  4. 6 submissions from all over the world agree the name Rose means "Flower" and is of Spanish / English origin.
  5. According to a user from Bangladesh, the name Rose means "The flower rose".
  6. A submission from Texas, U.S. says the name Rose means "Rose; flower".
  7. According to a user from New Hampshire, U.S., the name Rose is of American origin and means "Like rose up or the flower".
  8. According to a user from Canada, the name Rose means "Rose, as in the flower".
  9. A submission from South Carolina, U.S. says the name Rose means "Rose variant to flower" and is of English origin.
  10. A submission from the United Kingdom says the name Rose means "Rose, a flower" and is of English origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
(imp.) of Rise.
noun Rose
  1. A flower and shrub of any species of the genus Rosa, of which there are many species, mostly found in the morthern hemispere
  2. A knot of ribbon formed like a rose; a rose knot; a rosette, esp. one worn on a shoe.
  3. [Arch] A rose window. See Rose window, below.
  4. A perforated nozzle, as of a pipe, spout, etc., for delivering water in fine jets; a rosehead; also, a strainer at the foot of a pump.
  5. [Med] The erysipelas.
  6. The card of the mariner's compass; also, a circular card with radiating lines, used in other instruments.
  7. The color of a rose; rose-red; pink.
  8. A diamond. See Rose diamond, below.

Note: ☞ Roses are shrubs with pinnate leaves and usually prickly stems. The flowers are large, and in the wild state have five petals of a color varying from deep pink to white, or sometimes yellow. By cultivation and hybridizing the number of petals is greatly increased and the natural perfume enhanced. In this way many distinct classes of roses have been formed, as the Banksia Baurbon Boursalt China Noisette hybrid perpetual, etc., with multitudes of varieties in nearly every class.

Etymology: AS. rose, L. rosa, probably akin to Gr. �, Armor. vard, OPer. vareda; and perhaps to E. wort: cf. F. rose, from the Latin. Cf. Copperas Rhododendron

verb Rose
  1. To render rose-colored; to redden; to flush.(Poetic)"A maid yet rosedover with the virgin crimson of modesty." [Shak.]
  2. To perfume, as with roses.(Poetic)
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A dusty pink color
  2. Pinkish table wine from red grapes whose skins were removed after fermentation began
  3. Any of many shrubs of the genus Rosa that bear roses
  4. Of something having a dusty purplish pink color ("the roseate glow of dawn")

From a Norman name of Germanic origins, likely made up of hrod "fame" and heid "kind, sort, type", ultimately evolved from Proto-Germanic *hrōþiz. Introduced to England in the form Roese or Rohese. Later conflated with the vernacular word "rose", and associated with the flower names that first became popular in the end of the 19th century. Also a nickname for names beginning with Rose-/Rosa-.

  • The surname may be matronymic, but more probably topographic from residence by rose bushes or the sign of a rose, or a nickname from rosy complexion.
  1. A female given name from Latin.
  2. A surname​.
  3. (Ireland, informal) A regional contestant in the annual Rose of Tralee contest.
  4. (Ireland, informal) The winner of that year's contest.

Rose was also found in the following language(s): Cebuano, French, German, Hunsrik, and Tagalog

Notable Persons Named Rose

Notable Persons Named Rose

Rose Leslie

Rose Leslie is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2005 to present. Rose was given the name Rose Eleanor Arbuthnot-Leslie on February 9th, 1987 in Aberdeen.

Rose Byrne

Rose Byrne is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 1994. Rose was given the name Mary Rose Byrne on July 24th, 1979 in Balmain, New South Wales.

Rosemary Kennedy

Rosemary was given the name Rose Marie Kennedy by her parents Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., and Rose Kennedy on September 13th, 1918 in Brookline, Massachusetts. She breathed her last breath on January 7th, 2005.

Rose McGowan

Rose McGowan is an actor, singing, actress, and singer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1990 to present. Rose was given the name Rose Arianna McGowan on September 5th, 1973 in Certaldo, Tuscany, Italy.

Rose Kennedy

Rose was given the name Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald by her parent John F. Fitzgerald on July 22nd, 1890 in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. She breathed her last breath on January 22nd, 1995.

Rose Namajunas

Rose was born on June 29th, 1992 in Milwaukee.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Rose

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rose

Ruby Rose

Ruby Rose is a television presenter, dj, actress, model, vj, recording artist, disc jockey, and vj (media personality). Ruby was given the name Ruby Rose Langenheim on March 20th, 1986 in Melbourne.

Amber Rose

Amber was given the name Amber Levonchuck on October 21st, 1983 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

Axl Rose

Axl Rose is a singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer. Axl was given the name William Bruce Rose, Jr. on February 6th, 1962 in Lafayette, Indiana, U.S.

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose is a basketball player for the Chicago Bulls in the National Basketball Association. His most notable accomplishments were from 2008 to present. Derrick was born on October 4th, 1988 in Chicago.

Anika Noni Rose

Anika Noni Rose is an actor, singing, actress, and singer. She was most active from 1998 to present. Anika was born on September 6th, 1972 in Bloomfield, Connecticut.

Pete Rose

Pete Rose is a baseball player. Pete was born on April 14th, 1941 in Cincinnati.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rose U.S.
  White 82.08% 64.26%
  African American 11.61% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.72% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.64% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.99% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.96% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rose

People with the last name Rose are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Rose

  • What name lists does Rose rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Rose? Rose is the 132nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Rose was the 177th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rose have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 488,394 babies born with the first name Rose in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rose to occupy the territory of Guadeloupe (France) with an estimated population of 465,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rose? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 707 new born babies.
  • When was Rose first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rose is Monday, October 3rd, 1864.
  • What year had the most people named Rose born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rose was in 1917 with a total of 9,783 babies. That's a lot of babies named Rose!
  • Random Rose Factoid: According to the 1965 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rose ranks 100th in popularity as a baby girl's name in West Virginia. Imagine that, 34 babies in West Virginia have the same name in 1965.
  • Weird things about the name Rose: The name spelled backwards is Esor. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Reso. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rose? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 153,397 people with the last name Rose.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rose? Rose was ranked as the 177th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
  • Rose name meaning

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