Rosy-cheeked and cheery, Rosie (also spelled Rosy) has been standing on her own for many decades, back to the days of songs like Sweet Rosie O'Grady. She's one of the perky nickname names that are filling the popularity lists of other English-speaking countries. In the US, she's freshly back in the Top 1000 after a 30 year hiatus.
A hobbit character in Lord of the Rings, Rosie's current representatives include Rosie (born Roseanne) O'Donnell, Rosie Perez (born Rosa) and British-born pregnancy guru Rosie Pope. The Rosie Project is a 2013 bestselling novel.