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Rosemary

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Herb
  • #456 All Time
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Boys
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50k Rosemarie (French)

How popular is the name "Rosemary" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1882 9 9 0
1883 8 8 0
1884 7 7 0
1885 5 5 0
1886 11 11 0
1887 11 11 0
1888 8 8 0
1889 14 14 0
1890 16 16 0
1891 11 11 0
1892 16 16 0
1893 23 23 0
1894 12 12 0
1895 23 23 0
1896 18 18 0
1897 29 29 0
1898 29 29 0
1899 23 23 0
1900 40 40 0
1901 29 29 0
1902 37 37 0
1903 48 48 0
1904 54 54 0
1905 64 64 0
1906 61 61 0
1907 87 87 0
1908 91 91 0
1909 123 123 0
1910 141 141 0
1911 160 160 0
1912 298 298 0
1913 388 388 0
1914 563 563 0
1915 820 820 0
1916 996 996 0
1917 1,124 1,124 0
1918 1,259 1,259 0
1919 1,331 1,331 0
1920 1,713 1,713 0
1921 2,034 2,034 0
1922 2,170 2,170 0
1923 2,433 2,428 5
1924 2,740 2,735 5
1925 2,758 2,753 5
1926 2,905 2,899 6 #96 girl name
1927 3,165 3,153 12 #86 girl name
1928 2,978 2,970 8 #88 girl name
1929 3,119 3,105 14 #80 girl name
1930 3,152 3,152 0 #82 girl name
1931 2,735 2,721 14 #88 girl name
1932 2,493 2,483 10 #100 girl name
1933 2,234 2,226 8
1934 2,139 2,131 8
1935 2,402 2,395 7 #97 girl name
1936 2,155 2,147 8
1937 2,318 2,307 11
1938 2,692 2,681 11 #95 girl name
1939 2,618 2,611 7 #94 girl name
1940 2,884 2,874 10 #85 girl name
1941 2,685 2,676 9 #94 girl name
1942 3,012 3,001 11 #92 girl name
1943 2,980 2,968 12 #97 girl name
1944 2,756 2,744 12 #99 girl name
1945 3,505 3,500 5 #79 girl name
1946 4,496 4,488 8 #74 girl name
1947 4,542 4,542 0 #80 girl name
1948 3,879 3,868 11 #90 girl name
1949 3,640 3,633 7 #98 girl name
1950 3,464 3,457 7
1951 3,347 3,340 7
1952 2,787 2,787 0
1953 2,426 2,426 0
1954 2,199 2,190 9
1955 2,015 2,010 5
1956 2,067 2,060 7
1957 2,282 2,275 7
1958 2,214 2,214 0
1959 2,238 2,232 6
1960 2,189 2,189 0
1961 2,130 2,130 0
1962 1,945 1,936 9
1963 1,738 1,733 5
1964 1,635 1,628 7
1965 1,283 1,275 8
1966 1,121 1,121 0
1967 920 914 6
1968 879 873 6
1969 803 796 7
1970 796 796 0
1971 749 743 6
1972 618 618 0
1973 608 608 0
1974 625 625 0
1975 535 535 0
1976 497 497 0
1977 465 459 6
1978 453 453 0
1979 488 488 0
1980 576 576 0
1981 572 564 8
1982 531 531 0
1983 494 489 5
1984 488 488 0
1985 512 512 0
1986 472 472 0
1987 455 455 0
1988 432 432 0
1989 474 466 8
1990 477 472 5
1991 429 429 0
1992 420 420 0
1993 394 394 0
1994 402 402 0
1995 403 403 0
1996 420 420 0
1997 337 337 0
1998 392 392 0
1999 374 374 0
2000 394 394 0
2001 396 396 0
2002 402 402 0
2003 399 399 0
2004 374 374 0
2005 360 360 0
2006 408 408 0
2007 403 403 0
2008 395 395 0
2009 404 404 0
2010 393 393 0
2011 436 436 0
2012 478 478 0
2013 559 559 0
2014 529 529 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Rosemary? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 154,219 babies born with the name Rosemary in the United States. That's more than enough Rosemaries to occupy the country of Cura with an estimated population of 149,679 (as of March 26, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given to 9 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Rosemary" was in 1947 with a total of 4,542 babies. (That's a lot of baby Rosemaries)

According to the 1934 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Rosemary" ranks #58 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Missouri. Imagine that, 95 babies in Missouri have the same name as you in 1934. Across the entire United States a total of 2,139 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Rosemary popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Rosemary" mean? The list below shows the origins of Rosemary as well as things modernly associated with the name Rosemary such as celebrities named Rosemary.

English

Origin and Meaning of Rosemary

The name "Rosemary" is of English origin, and it means "Herb". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Rosemary Clooney

Rosemary Clooney is a cabaret singer & actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1946 to 2001. Rosemary was born in 1928 in Maysville, Kentucky, U.S.

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Rosemary Harris

Rosemary Harris is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1948 to present. Rosemary was born in 1927 as Rosemary Ann Harris in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, England.

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Alternative Meanings

R is for reasonable, your understanding way.

O is for old fashioned, you cherish the past.

S is for sensitive, another side shows.

E is for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

M is for musical, your hidden talent!

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

R is for rational, the way you think.

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

Your name in reverse order is "Yramesor". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Yroasmre". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Rosemary born Oct 22, 1950

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Thailand approximately on 1750. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

Name poster for Rosemary

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