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Rose

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since 1880
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Origin and Meaning of Rose

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

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
Rose
(imp.) of Rise.
noun Rose
Senses
  1. A flower and shrub of any species of the genus Rosa, of which there are many species, mostly found in the morthern hemispere
  2. A knot of ribbon formed like a rose; a rose knot; a rosette, esp. one worn on a shoe.
  3. [Arch] A rose window. See Rose window, below.
  4. A perforated nozzle, as of a pipe, spout, etc., for delivering water in fine jets; a rosehead; also, a strainer at the foot of a pump.
  5. [Med] The erysipelas.
  6. The card of the mariner's compass; also, a circular card with radiating lines, used in other instruments.
  7. The color of a rose; rose-red; pink.
  8. A diamond. See Rose diamond, below.

Note: ☞ Roses are shrubs with pinnate leaves and usually prickly stems. The flowers are large, and in the wild state have five petals of a color varying from deep pink to white, or sometimes yellow. By cultivation and hybridizing the number of petals is greatly increased and the natural perfume enhanced. In this way many distinct classes of roses have been formed, as the Banksia Baurbon Boursalt China Noisette hybrid perpetual, etc., with multitudes of varieties in nearly every class.

Etymology: AS. rose, L. rosa, probably akin to Gr. �, Armor. vard, OPer. vareda; and perhaps to E. wort: cf. F. rose, from the Latin. Cf. Copperas Rhododendron

verb Rose
Senses
  1. To render rose-colored; to redden; to flush.(Poetic)"A maid yet rosedover with the virgin crimson of modesty." [Shak.]
  2. To perfume, as with roses.(Poetic)
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A dusty pink color
  2. Pinkish table wine from red grapes whose skins were removed after fermentation began
  3. Any of many shrubs of the genus Rosa that bear roses
  4. Of something having a dusty purplish pink color ("the roseate glow of dawn")
Wiktionary

From a Norman name of Germanic origins, likely made up of hrod "fame" and heid "kind, sort, type". Introduced to England in the form Roese or Rohese. Later conflated with the vernacular word "rose", and associated with the flower names that first became popular in the end of the 19th century. Also a nickname for names beginning with Rose-/Rosa-.

  • The surname may be matronymic, but more probably topographic from residence by rose bushes or the sign of a rose, or a nickname from rosy complexion.
  1. A female given name.
  2. A surname​.
  3. (Ireland, informal) A regional contestant in the annual Rose of Tralee contest.
  4. (Ireland, informal) The winner of that year's contest.

Rose was also found in the following language(s): French and German

Notable Persons Named Rose

Rose Leslie is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2005 to present. Rose was given the name Rose Eleanor Arbuthnot-Leslie on February 9th, 1987 in Aberdeen.

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Rose Byrne is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 1994. Rose was given the name Mary Rose Byrne on July 24th, 1979 in Balmain, New South Wales.

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Rosemary was given the name Rose Marie Kennedy by her parents Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., and Rose Kennedy on September 13th, 1918 in Brookline, Massachusetts. She breathed her last breath on January 7th, 2005.

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Rose McGowan is an actor, singing, actress, and singer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1990 to present. Rose was given the name Rose Arianna McGowan on September 5th, 1973 in Certaldo, Tuscany, Italy.

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Rose was given the name Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald by her parent John F. Fitzgerald on July 22nd, 1890 in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. She breathed her last breath on January 22nd, 1995.

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Rose was born on June 29th, 1992 in Milwaukee.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Rose

Ruby Rose is a television presenter, dj, actress, model, vj, recording artist, disc jockey, and vj (media personality). Ruby was given the name Ruby Rose Langenheim on March 20th, 1986 in Melbourne.

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Amber was given the name Amber Levonchuck on October 21st, 1983 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Axl Rose is a singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer. Axl was given the name William Bruce Rose, Jr. on February 6th, 1962 in Lafayette, Indiana, U.S.

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Derrick Rose is a basketball player for the Chicago Bulls in the National Basketball Association. His most notable accomplishments were from 2008 to present. Derrick was born on October 4th, 1988 in Chicago.

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Anika Noni Rose is an actor, singing, actress, and singer. She was most active from 1998 to present. Anika was born on September 6th, 1972 in Bloomfield, Connecticut.

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Pete Rose is a baseball player. Pete was born on April 14th, 1941 in Cincinnati.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 707 700 7 #30 girl name
1881 734 734 0 #31 girl name
1882 886 886 0 #28 girl name
1883 882 877 5 #33 girl name
1884 1,065 1,060 5 #30 girl name
1885 1,173 1,164 9 #25 girl name
1886 1,267 1,261 6 #26 girl name
1887 1,248 1,242 6 #30 girl name
1888 1,599 1,590 9 #27 girl name
1889 1,561 1,550 11 #26 girl name
1890 1,733 1,725 8 #25 girl name
1891 1,701 1,696 5 #22 girl name
1892 2,039 2,023 16 #22 girl name
1893 2,020 2,012 8 #23 girl name
1894 2,132 2,126 6 #22 girl name
1895 2,270 2,262 8 #21 girl name
1896 2,351 2,341 10 #20 girl name
1897 2,328 2,316 12 #19 girl name
1898 2,444 2,436 8 #20 girl name
1899 2,210 2,197 13 #21 girl name
1900 2,856 2,845 11 #18 girl name
1901 2,220 2,212 8 #20 girl name
1902 2,451 2,444 7 #20 girl name
1903 2,493 2,478 15 #18 girl name
1904 2,641 2,631 10 #17 girl name
1905 2,741 2,724 17 #18 girl name
1906 2,920 2,901 19 #17 girl name
1907 3,140 3,116 24 #17 girl name
1908 3,405 3,382 23 #16 girl name
1909 3,397 3,374 23 #17 girl name
1910 3,853 3,837 16 #16 girl name
1911 4,173 4,151 22 #14 girl name
1912 5,445 5,431 14 #15 girl name
1913 6,188 6,171 17 #14 girl name
1914 7,612 7,574 38 #15 girl name
1915 9,398 9,375 23 #16 girl name
1916 9,643 9,605 38 #15 girl name
1917 9,822 9,784 38 #16 girl name
1918 9,604 9,569 35 #17 girl name
1919 9,228 9,194 34 #19 girl name
1920 9,035 9,011 24 #20 girl name
1921 9,371 9,351 20 #20 girl name
1922 8,828 8,790 38 #23 girl name
1923 8,473 8,442 31 #23 girl name
1924 8,506 8,480 26 #25 girl name
1925 8,314 8,279 35 #26 girl name
1926 8,557 8,511 46 #25 girl name
1927 8,545 8,499 46 #23 girl name
1928 8,199 8,157 42 #24 girl name
1929 7,839 7,787 52 #26 girl name
1930 7,751 7,690 61 #29 girl name
1931 6,910 6,878 32 #30 girl name
1932 6,515 6,472 43 #33 girl name
1933 5,812 5,769 43 #35 girl name
1934 5,625 5,579 46 #37 girl name
1935 5,264 5,232 32 #37 girl name
1936 5,731 5,698 33 #37 girl name
1937 5,490 5,448 42 #39 girl name
1938 5,326 5,289 37 #39 girl name
1939 5,080 5,040 40 #42 girl name
1940 5,230 5,198 32 #44 girl name
1941 4,986 4,949 37 #49 girl name
1942 5,273 5,251 22 #50 girl name
1943 5,237 5,207 30 #50 girl name
1944 4,722 4,709 13 #52 girl name
1945 4,574 4,557 17 #54 girl name
1946 5,190 5,181 9 #60 girl name
1947 5,677 5,659 18 #65 girl name
1948 5,582 5,556 26 #62 girl name
1949 5,395 5,371 24 #66 girl name
1950 5,389 5,373 16 #69 girl name
1951 6,202 6,185 17 #65 girl name
1952 6,569 6,553 16 #62 girl name
1953 7,029 7,008 21 #59 girl name
1954 8,032 8,008 24 #54 girl name
1955 7,874 7,853 21 #54 girl name
1956 7,358 7,340 18 #64 girl name
1957 6,928 6,901 27 #69 girl name
1958 6,071 6,049 22 #78 girl name
1959 5,463 5,442 21 #89 girl name
1960 4,907 4,888 19 #98 girl name
1961 4,330 4,316 14
1962 4,026 4,002 24
1963 3,720 3,699 21
1964 3,501 3,481 20
1965 2,876 2,865 11
1966 2,546 2,532 14
1967 2,258 2,251 7
1968 1,962 1,953 9
1969 1,879 1,871 8
1970 1,793 1,777 16
1971 1,438 1,429 9
1972 1,319 1,308 11
1973 1,103 1,094 9
1974 1,063 1,055 8
1975 947 947 0
1976 971 971 0
1977 965 965 0
1978 921 916 5
1979 928 921 7
1980 1,141 1,132 9
1981 1,101 1,096 5
1982 1,106 1,098 8
1983 1,066 1,061 5
1984 1,064 1,057 7
1985 976 965 11
1986 833 822 11
1987 836 836 0
1988 876 867 9
1989 905 893 12
1990 901 901 0
1991 893 883 10
1992 863 858 5
1993 749 744 5
1994 789 789 0
1995 787 787 0
1996 702 702 0
1997 666 666 0
1998 1,019 1,019 0
1999 1,132 1,132 0
2000 1,079 1,079 0
2001 1,029 1,029 0
2002 922 922 0
2003 851 851 0
2004 890 890 0
2005 965 965 0
2006 956 956 0
2007 940 940 0
2008 969 969 0
2009 934 934 0
2010 957 957 0
2011 1,096 1,096 0
2012 1,248 1,248 0
2013 1,426 1,426 0
2014 1,690 1,690 0
2015 1,938 1,938 0
2016 2,021 2,016 5

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Popularity of Rose as a first name

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Popularity of Rose as a last name

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Common last names for Rose

  • Smith
  • Miller
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Cohen
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Anderson
  • Martin
  • Schwartz
  • Wilson
  • Taylor
  • Thomas
  • White
  • Moore
  • Harris
  • Thompson
  • Goldberg
  • Goldstein

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rose U.S.
  White 82.08% 64.26%
  African American 11.61% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.72% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.64% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.99% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.96% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rose

People with the last name Rose are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Rose

  • How Popular is the name Rose? Rose is the 133rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Rose was the 177th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rose have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 481,301 babies born with the first name Rose in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rose to occupy the territory of Guadeloupe (France) with an estimated population of 465,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rose? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 707 new born babies.
  • When was Rose first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rose is Monday, October 3rd, 1864.
  • What year had the most people named Rose born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rose was in 1917 with a total of 9,784 babies. That's a lot of babies named Rose!
  • Random Rose Factoid: According to the 1927 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rose ranks 42nd in popularity as a baby girl's name in West Virginia. Imagine that, 107 babies in West Virginia have the same name as you in 1927.
  • Weird things about the name Rose: Your name in reverse order is Esor. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sero. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rose? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 153,397 people with the last name Rose.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rose? Rose was ranked as the 177th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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  • 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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