Meaning and Origin
What does the name Rosemary mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.
User Submitted Origins
User Submitted Meanings
- A user from the United Kingdom says the name Rosemary means "A combination of the names Rose and Mary. Also a reference to the herb rosemary. Means 'Dew of the sea'".
- According to 3 people from the United Kingdom and the United States, the name Rosemary is of Latin origin and means "Dew of the sea".
- A submission from South Africa says the name Rosemary means "Dew of the sun".
- A user from California, U.S. says the name Rosemary means "A herb used in cooking".
- A user from New Jersey, U.S. says the name Rosemary means "Flower".
- According to a user from Ghana, the name Rosemary means "a beautiful girl outside and within. She is ambitious and talented".
- A user from Texas, U.S. says the name Rosemary means "Remembrance".
- A user from the United Kingdom says the name Rosemary is of French origin and means "Love of life".
- According to a user from Connecticut, U.S., the name Rosemary means "Giftt of god".
Etymology: OE. rosmarine, L. rosmarinus; ros dew (cf. Russ. rosa, Lith. rasa, Skr. rasa juice) + marinus marine: cf. F. romarin. In English the word has been changed as if it meant the rose of Mary. See Marine
- Extremely pungent leaves used fresh or dried as seasoning for especially meats
- Widely cultivated for its fragrant grey-green leaves used in cooking and in perfumery
A combination of Rose and Mary, referring to the flower as a symbol of Virgin Mary, first recorded in the eighteenth century. It is found in continental Europe as Rosemarie and Rosa Maria. After mid-nineteenth century when flower names became common it may also refer to the herb rosemary, Latin ros marinus "dew of the sea".
- A female given name from Latin.
Rosemary was also found in the following language(s): Tagalog