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Rosa

First Name
174k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
34k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

What does the name Rosa mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Rosa

"Rosa" is a name of Latin origin, and it means "Rose". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Large genus of erect or climbing prickly shrubs including roses
Wiktionary

From Latin rosa (“rose”).

  1. A female given name; a Latinized variant of Rose.

Rosa was also found in the following language(s): Translingual, Danish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Rosa

Rosa Parks was a civil rights activist. Rosa was given the name Rosa Louise McCauley on February 4th, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama, U.S. She breathed her last breath on October 24th, 2005.

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Rosa Luxemburg was a philosopher, economist, and revolutionary. Rosa was born on March 5th, 1871 in Zamość. She left this life on January 15th, 1919.

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Rita Moreno is an actor, singing, dance, actress, singer, and dancer. Her ongoing career started in 1950. Rita was given the name Rosa Dolores Alverío on December 11th, 1931 in Humacao, Puerto Rico, U.S.

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Rosie Perez is an actress, dancer, choreographer, director, activist, author, and activism. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1989 to present. Rosie was given the name Rosa Maria Perez on September 6th, 1964 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. Rosie is also known as Rosa Maria Serrano.

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Rosa Salazar is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 2010. Rosa was given the name Rosa Bianca Salazar on July 16th, 1985 in British Columbia.

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Rosa Mendes is an important individual. Rosa was born on October 25th, 1979 in Vancouver. Rosa is also known as Roucka and Milena; Roucka.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Rosa

Draco Rosa is a rock music, rock en español, alternative rock, art rock, experimental rock, psychedelic rock, indie rock, and electronic music musician. He plays Gibson Les Paul. His ongoing career started in 1984. Draco was given the name Robert Edward Rosa Suárez on June 27th, 1969 in Long Island, New York, US. Draco is also known as Robi Draco Rosa, Robi Rosa, Draco, Ian Blake, and Dolores del Infante.

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Miss Rosa is an important individual. Miss is also known as Rosa Cisneros Young Rosa.

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Don Rosa is a comics creator.

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Pedro de la Rosa is a formula one racer.

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Julius La Rosa is a traditional pop music musician. His career lasted from 1951 to 1951. Julius was born on January 2nd, 1930 in Brooklyn, New York, United States.

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Salvator Rosa is an artist in the fields of painting, printmaking, and poetry. Salvator was born in Arenella.

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How popular is the baby name Rosa in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 507 507 0 #52 girl name
1881 500 500 0 #53 girl name
1882 542 542 0 #57 girl name
1883 507 507 0 #60 girl name
1884 607 607 0 #58 girl name
1885 623 623 0 #58 girl name
1886 673 673 0 #59 girl name
1887 664 659 5 #60 girl name
1888 832 832 0 #61 girl name
1889 707 707 0 #66 girl name
1890 770 770 0 #64 girl name
1891 729 729 0 #65 girl name
1892 801 796 5 #68 girl name
1893 795 790 5 #70 girl name
1894 780 780 0 #70 girl name
1895 832 832 0 #71 girl name
1896 815 808 7 #74 girl name
1897 770 770 0 #74 girl name
1898 841 841 0 #75 girl name
1899 771 765 6 #77 girl name
1900 1,123 1,118 5 #69 girl name
1901 850 845 5 #75 girl name
1902 909 909 0 #75 girl name
1903 917 911 6 #74 girl name
1904 903 903 0 #76 girl name
1905 922 922 0 #79 girl name
1906 870 865 5 #81 girl name
1907 924 924 0 #82 girl name
1908 941 941 0 #86 girl name
1909 959 959 0 #87 girl name
1910 1,137 1,131 6 #82 girl name
1911 1,028 1,022 6 #91 girl name
1912 1,312 1,305 7 #94 girl name
1913 1,373 1,366 7
1914 1,522 1,514 8
1915 1,803 1,793 10
1916 1,801 1,793 8
1917 1,837 1,829 8
1918 2,045 2,034 11
1919 2,206 2,189 17
1920 2,216 2,199 17
1921 1,993 1,977 16
1922 2,116 2,106 10
1923 2,066 2,050 16
1924 2,163 2,148 15
1925 2,247 2,232 15
1926 2,132 2,114 18
1927 2,125 2,109 16
1928 1,989 1,970 19
1929 1,909 1,885 24
1930 1,900 1,878 22
1931 1,646 1,632 14
1932 1,769 1,755 14
1933 1,671 1,646 25
1934 1,596 1,582 14
1935 1,614 1,599 15
1936 1,472 1,452 20
1937 1,457 1,440 17
1938 1,585 1,568 17
1939 1,505 1,492 13
1940 1,561 1,551 10
1941 1,488 1,473 15
1942 1,582 1,573 9
1943 1,694 1,680 14
1944 1,682 1,670 12
1945 1,585 1,578 7
1946 1,633 1,619 14
1947 1,812 1,800 12
1948 1,941 1,928 13
1949 1,939 1,921 18
1950 1,895 1,888 7
1951 1,967 1,956 11
1952 1,955 1,942 13
1953 2,046 2,030 16
1954 2,113 2,104 9
1955 2,053 2,043 10
1956 2,187 2,175 12
1957 2,096 2,079 17
1958 1,875 1,862 13
1959 1,806 1,796 10
1960 1,836 1,827 9
1961 1,652 1,643 9
1962 1,620 1,609 11
1963 1,522 1,512 10
1964 1,529 1,517 12
1965 1,412 1,402 10
1966 1,405 1,396 9
1967 1,335 1,324 11
1968 1,352 1,346 6
1969 1,452 1,438 14
1970 1,436 1,422 14
1971 1,381 1,371 10
1972 1,306 1,287 19
1973 1,267 1,257 10
1974 1,258 1,248 10
1975 1,212 1,205 7
1976 1,171 1,158 13
1977 1,097 1,089 8
1978 1,081 1,073 8
1979 1,161 1,151 10
1980 1,277 1,267 10
1981 1,240 1,225 15
1982 1,222 1,203 19
1983 1,060 1,046 14
1984 992 978 14
1985 1,027 1,011 16
1986 986 968 18
1987 981 970 11
1988 992 977 15
1989 1,151 1,138 13
1990 1,191 1,175 16
1991 1,160 1,149 11
1992 1,185 1,172 13
1993 1,261 1,256 5
1994 1,266 1,254 12
1995 1,016 1,007 9
1996 997 992 5
1997 971 966 5
1998 1,122 1,122 0
1999 987 981 6
2000 1,008 1,003 5
2001 933 933 0
2002 877 872 5
2003 796 786 10
2004 734 734 0
2005 775 775 0
2006 809 809 0
2007 741 741 0
2008 695 695 0
2009 622 622 0
2010 514 514 0
2011 465 465 0
2012 466 466 0
2013 433 433 0
2014 475 475 0
2015 452 452 0
2016 459 459 0

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Popularity of Rosa as a first name

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Popularity of Rosa as a last name

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Common last names for Rosa

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  • Lopez
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rosa U.S.
  White 30.00% 64.26%
  African American 2.62% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.18% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.14% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.11% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 64.96% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rosa

People with the last name Rosa are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Rosa

  • How Popular is the name Rosa? Rosa is the 412th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rosa was the 1,035th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rosa have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 174,352 babies born with the first name Rosa in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rosa to occupy the country of Sao Tome and Principe with an estimated population of 172,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rosa? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 507 new born babies.
  • When was Rosa first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rosa is Sunday, November 25th, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Rosa born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rosa was in 1925 with a total of 2,232 babies. That's a lot of babies named Rosa!
  • Random Rosa Factoid: According to the 1923 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rosa ranks 49th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, 238 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1923.
  • Weird things about the name Rosa: Your name in reverse order is Asor. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Srao. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rosa? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 33,521 people with the last name Rosa.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rosa? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 11 of them will have Rosa as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.