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Updated March 27, 2024

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • Latin : A flower

What does Rose mean and stand for?

The name Rose is of Latin origin and means "rose, a flower." It derives from the Latin word rosa, meaning "a flower." It is thought to originally be the Norman form of the Germanic name Hrodohaidis, meaning "famous type". The Normans introduced it in England with the forms Roese and Rohese.

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How Popular Is The Name Rose

Family name origins & meanings

  • English, Scottish, French, and German : from the name of the flower, Middle English, Old French, Middle High German rose (Latin rosa), in various applications. In part it is a topographic name for someone who lived at a place where wild roses grew, or a habitational name for someone living at a house bearing the sign of the rose. It is also found, especially in Europe, as a nickname for a man with a ‘rosy’ complexion. As an American surname, this name has absorbed cognates and similar-sounding names from other European languages.
  • English : variant of Royce.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : ornamental name from the word for the flower (German Rose, Yiddish royz), or a metronymic name from the Yiddish female personal name Royze, derived from the word for the flower.
  • French families bearing the name Rose are descended from a native of Paris, documented in Quebec City in 1666.

Famous people with this last name

Famous people who gave their babies this name


According to Social Security Administration data, Rose has been consistently popular after breaking the top 120 in 2019. It has been in the top 200 since 2014.

However, it is the 33rd most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Rose was at its peak popularity in January 2020.

Rose has been a sweet-smelling flower name for quite some time, but it really gained traction as a middle name after celebrities Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck, Jon Stewart, Eric Clapton, and Ewan McGregor all used it for their daughters. As a first name, Rose was most popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Rose has been a popular choice for characters, appearing in Harry Potter, Golden Girls, and Titanic. Notable namesakes include actresses Rose Arianna McGowan, Rose Marie Mazetta, Rose Hobart, and Rose Lilian Hill, philanthropist Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald Kennedy, author Rose Wilder Lane, and historian Rose Antonia Maria Valland.

Where is it Popular?

Rose was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Rose

  • Rosie

Pairs well with these middle names


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