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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Rosy

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  • A submission from South Carolina, United States says the name Rosy means "Beautiful Flower" and is of English origin.
  • According to a user from India, the name Rosy is of Unknown origin and means "Rose".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Ros"y
Resembling a rose in color, form, or qualities; blooming; red; blushing; also, adorned with roses.

Note: Rosy is sometimes used in the formation of self�xplaining compounde; as, rosy-bosomed, rosy-colored, rosy-crowned, rosy-fingered, rosy-tinted.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Presaging good fortune ("rosy predictions")
  2. Of blush color
  3. Having the pinkish flush of health
  4. Reflecting optimism ("a rosy future")
Wiktionary

From rose +‎ -y

From Cockney rhyming slang, "Rosie Lee".

  1. (slang, Britain) tea
    I wish a cup of .
    I fancy a cup of lee.

    rosy was also found in the following language(s): Lower Sorbian and Malagasy

    Notable Persons Named Rosy

    She holds the title Mrs World 1985, Miss Asia Pacific International 1981, and Miss Sri Lanka 1980. Rosy was born on January 5th, 1958 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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    Rosy Ocampo is a producer and director. She has had major accomplishments since 1986. Rosy was given the name Rosa María Ocampo García on November 11th, 1959 in Mexico City.

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    Rosy Afsari was an actress and actor. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1967 to 2004. Rosy was given the name Shamima Akter Rosy on April 23rd, 1946 in Noakhali, Bangladesh. She passed away on March 9th, 2007.

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    Rosy Varte was an actress. Her career lasted from 1949 to 2012. Rosy was given the name Nevarte Manouelian on November 22nd, 1923 in Istanbul. She left this life on January 14th, 2012.

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    Rosy Sofia Akbar is a Minister for Women, Children, and Poverty Alleviation.

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    Rosy was born in 1927. She died in 2009.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Rosy

    P. K. Rosy was an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1928 to 1930. P. was born in 1903 in Thycaud, Trivandrum. She died in 1988.

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    Rosy Afsari was an actress and actor. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1967 to 2004. Rosy was given the name Shamima Akter Rosy on April 23rd, 1946 in Noakhali, Bangladesh. She passed away on March 9th, 2007.

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    Maurice was born on November 17th, 1927 in Fontaine-l'Évêque. He passed away on February 23rd, 2013.

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

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1882 7 7 0
    1884 7 7 0
    1886 9 9 0
    1887 9 9 0
    1888 8 8 0
    1889 9 9 0
    1890 7 7 0
    1891 8 8 0
    1892 7 7 0
    1894 8 8 0
    1896 8 8 0
    1897 5 5 0
    1898 8 8 0
    1899 8 8 0
    1900 5 5 0
    1902 8 8 0
    1903 10 10 0
    1905 7 7 0
    1906 8 8 0
    1907 12 12 0
    1908 8 8 0
    1909 6 6 0
    1910 7 7 0
    1912 5 5 0
    1913 5 5 0
    1914 5 5 0
    1915 10 10 0
    1916 13 13 0
    1917 19 19 0
    1918 14 14 0
    1919 15 15 0
    1920 9 9 0
    1921 10 10 0
    1922 11 11 0
    1923 12 12 0
    1924 18 18 0
    1925 13 13 0
    1926 25 25 0
    1927 19 19 0
    1928 6 6 0
    1929 11 11 0
    1930 10 10 0
    1931 9 9 0
    1932 9 9 0
    1933 9 9 0
    1934 11 11 0
    1937 5 5 0
    1938 7 7 0
    1939 9 9 0
    1940 8 8 0
    1941 9 9 0
    1942 8 8 0
    1944 6 6 0
    1946 8 8 0
    1948 7 7 0
    1949 8 8 0
    1950 11 11 0
    1951 8 8 0
    1953 14 14 0
    1954 5 5 0
    1955 8 8 0
    1956 11 11 0
    1957 15 15 0
    1958 12 12 0
    1959 11 11 0
    1960 18 18 0
    1961 14 14 0
    1962 12 12 0
    1963 5 5 0
    1964 9 9 0
    1965 11 11 0
    1966 6 6 0
    1967 5 5 0
    1969 5 5 0
    1970 14 14 0
    1971 7 7 0
    1973 7 7 0
    1976 11 11 0
    1977 8 8 0
    1978 10 10 0
    1979 6 6 0
    1980 14 14 0
    1981 15 15 0
    1982 10 10 0
    1983 10 10 0
    1984 14 14 0
    1985 13 13 0
    1986 15 15 0
    1987 14 14 0
    1988 13 13 0
    1989 20 20 0
    1990 25 25 0
    1991 17 17 0
    1992 23 23 0
    1993 27 27 0
    1994 36 36 0
    1995 27 27 0
    1996 18 18 0
    1997 23 23 0
    1998 28 28 0
    1999 27 27 0
    2000 37 37 0
    2001 33 33 0
    2002 34 34 0
    2003 29 29 0
    2004 33 33 0
    2005 34 34 0
    2006 36 36 0
    2007 43 43 0
    2008 36 36 0
    2009 33 33 0
    2010 35 35 0
    2011 34 34 0
    2012 29 29 0
    2013 55 55 0
    2014 45 45 0
    2015 53 53 0
    2016 51 51 0
    2017 50 50 0

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    Popularity of Rosy as a first name

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    Fun Facts about the name Rosy

    • How Popular is the name Rosy? Rosy is the 7,124th most popular name of all time.
    • How many people with the first name Rosy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,854 babies born with the first name Rosy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rosy to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rosy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
    • When was Rosy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rosy is Wednesday, October 28th, 1874.
    • What year had the most people named Rosy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rosy was in 2013 with a total of 55 babies.
    • Random Rosy Factoid: According to the 2000 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rosy is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 9 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2000.
    • Weird things about the name Rosy: Your name in reverse order is Ysor. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sryo. How do you pronounce that?

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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).
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