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81k
in the U.S.
since 1880

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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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys Born
188069069
188182082
188296096
188388088
18841100110
18851090109
18861070107
188785085
188890090
18891150115
18901010101
189191586
189290090
189376076
18941100110
189573073
189683083
189762062
189875075
189995095
190083083
190172072
190290090
190367067
190473073
190574074
190688088
190776076
190899099
190981081
19101030103
19111400140
19122400240
19133055300
19143666360
19154510451
19164636457
19175129503
19185778569
191958213569
19205480548
192152611515
19225848576
19235816575
19245947587
19255679558
19265387531
19274540454
19284895484
19294120412
19305000500
19314597452
19324230423
19334160416
19344475442
19354270427
19364816475
19374650465
19384856479
19394855480
19404580458
19415195514
19425540554
19435850585
19445717564
19455605555
19466500650
19477890789
19487200720
19497630763
19507745769
19518895884
19529080908
19539160916
19541,00101,001
19551,02801,028
19569910991
19579585953
19581,03881,030
19591,03001,030
19601,05061,044
19611,02201,022
19621,14571,138
19631,139131,126
19641,02501,025
19659870987
19669160916
19677970797
19688480848
19698927885
19708810881
19718646858
19727090709
197372611715
19746797672
19756886682
19766800680
19778230823
19789245919
19791,011111,000
19801,04651,041
19811,24101,241
19821,479141,465
19831,355111,344
19841,758141,744
19851,898141,884
19861,789161,773
19871,67171,664
19881,783151,768
19891,796101,786
19901,62791,618
19911,45261,446
19921,27701,277
19939410941
19948380838
19951,04501,045
19961,04101,041
19977950795
19987890789
19996725667
20005665561
20015030503
20024240424
20033836377
20043566350
20053130313
20062830283
20072590259
20082580258
20092270227
20102180218
20112130213
20122110211
20131930193
20141840184

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 first appeared 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 1986 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Ross" ranks #71 in popularity as a baby boy's name in South Dakota. Imagine that, 17 babies in South Dakota have the same name as you in 1986. Across the entire United States a total of 1,789 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

What does the name "Ross" mean?

Ross (Scottish): Headland

The name "Ross" is of Scottish origin and it means "Headland". It's a name commonly given to boys. There are 7 other names that are similar to this one.

R is for relish, you seek a challenge.

O is for old fashioned, you cherish the past.

S is for serious, not always joking.

S is for sensational, you know how to make a splash!

Your name in reverse order is "Ssor". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ssor". 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.

Where is the name Ross popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Ross in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the gulf coast area? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Ross

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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Past life for Ross born Dec 27, 1923

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 Northern Australia approximately on 875. Your profession was philosopher and thinker.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main lesson in present - to develop magnanimity and feeling of brotherhood. Try to become less adhered to material property and learn to have only as many, as you may give back.

Name poster for Ross

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