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Ross

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Scottish
  • Meaning: Headland
  • #724 All Time
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How popular is the name "Ross" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 69 0 69
1881 82 0 82
1882 96 0 96
1883 88 0 88
1884 110 0 110
1885 109 0 109
1886 107 0 107
1887 85 0 85
1888 90 0 90
1889 115 0 115
1890 101 0 101
1891 91 5 86
1892 90 0 90
1893 76 0 76
1894 110 0 110
1895 73 0 73
1896 83 0 83
1897 62 0 62
1898 75 0 75
1899 95 0 95
1900 83 0 83
1901 72 0 72
1902 90 0 90
1903 67 0 67
1904 73 0 73
1905 74 0 74
1906 88 0 88
1907 76 0 76
1908 99 0 99
1909 81 0 81
1910 103 0 103
1911 140 0 140
1912 240 0 240
1913 305 5 300
1914 366 6 360
1915 451 0 451
1916 463 6 457
1917 512 9 503
1918 577 8 569
1919 582 13 569
1920 548 0 548
1921 526 11 515
1922 584 8 576
1923 581 6 575
1924 594 7 587
1925 567 9 558
1926 538 7 531
1927 454 0 454
1928 489 5 484
1929 412 0 412
1930 500 0 500
1931 459 7 452
1932 423 0 423
1933 416 0 416
1934 447 5 442
1935 427 0 427
1936 481 6 475
1937 465 0 465
1938 485 6 479
1939 485 5 480
1940 458 0 458
1941 519 5 514
1942 554 0 554
1943 585 0 585
1944 571 7 564
1945 560 5 555
1946 650 0 650
1947 789 0 789
1948 720 0 720
1949 763 0 763
1950 774 5 769
1951 889 5 884
1952 908 0 908
1953 916 0 916
1954 1,001 0 1,001
1955 1,028 0 1,028
1956 991 0 991
1957 958 5 953
1958 1,038 8 1,030
1959 1,030 0 1,030
1960 1,050 6 1,044
1961 1,022 0 1,022
1962 1,145 7 1,138
1963 1,139 13 1,126
1964 1,025 0 1,025
1965 987 0 987
1966 916 0 916
1967 797 0 797
1968 848 0 848
1969 892 7 885
1970 881 0 881
1971 864 6 858
1972 709 0 709
1973 726 11 715
1974 679 7 672
1975 688 6 682
1976 680 0 680
1977 823 0 823
1978 924 5 919
1979 1,011 11 1,000
1980 1,046 5 1,041
1981 1,241 0 1,241
1982 1,479 14 1,465
1983 1,355 11 1,344
1984 1,758 14 1,744
1985 1,898 14 1,884
1986 1,789 16 1,773
1987 1,671 7 1,664
1988 1,783 15 1,768
1989 1,796 10 1,786
1990 1,627 9 1,618
1991 1,452 6 1,446
1992 1,277 0 1,277
1993 941 0 941
1994 838 0 838
1995 1,045 0 1,045
1996 1,041 0 1,041
1997 795 0 795
1998 789 0 789
1999 672 5 667
2000 566 5 561
2001 503 0 503
2002 424 0 424
2003 383 6 377
2004 356 6 350
2005 313 0 313
2006 283 0 283
2007 259 0 259
2008 258 0 258
2009 227 0 227
2010 218 0 218
2011 213 0 213
2012 211 0 211
2013 193 0 193
2014 184 0 184

Want to know about the populiarty of Ross? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 80,622 babies born with the name Ross in the United States. That's more than enough Ross to occupy the country of Andorra with an estimated population of 78,115 (as of July 1, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 69 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Ross" was in 1985 with a total of 1,884 babies. (That's a lot of baby Ross)

According to the 1983 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Ross" ranks #66 in popularity as a baby boy's name in South Dakota. Imagine that, 19 babies in South Dakota have the same name as you in 1983. Across the entire United States a total of 1,355 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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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Scottish

Origin and Meaning of Ross

The name "Ross" is of Scottish origin, and it means "Headland". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Ross Kemp

Ross Kemp is a television presenter, journalist, author, and actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1986 to present. Ross was born in 1964 as Ross James Kemp in Ilford, Essex, England.

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Ross Perot

Ross was born in 1930 as Henry Ross Perot in Texarkana, Texas, U.S.

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Ross Martin

Ross Martin is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1951 to 1981. Ross was born in 1920 as Martin Rosenblatt in Grodek, Poland.

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Ross Hull

Ross Hull is an actorweather anchor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1987 to present. Ross was born in 1975 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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Ross Brewer

Ross Brewer is an afl biography. Ross was born in 1953.

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Alternative Meanings

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

S is for serene, your calm time.

S is for smile, it gives you face value.

Your name in reverse order is "Ssor". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Rsos". 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 Ross born May 2, 1996

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Italy approximately on 1550. Your profession was farmer, weaver, and tailor.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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