Meaning and Origin of: Rose

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Latin : A flower

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 (GermanRose, 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.

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