Girl name origins & meanings
- Latin : A flower
Girl name variations
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.