Girl name origins & meanings
- Irish : Noted protector; rose; pink
- Latin : A flower
Girl name variations
Family name origins & meanings
- Italian and Catalan : from rosa ‘rose’ (Latin rosa), applied in part as a topographic name for someone who lived where wild roses grew, in part as a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a rose, and in part as a nickname for someone with a pink, rosy complexion.
- Portuguese and Spanish : in most cases a short form of a name such as (de la) Rosa (Spanish) or (da) Rosa (Portuguese), or occasionally from the female personal name Rosa.
- Polish and Czech : from the vocabulary word rosa ‘dew’, ‘juice’, ‘sap’, applied as a nickname.