Rosy-cheeked and cheery, Rosie (also spelled Rosy) has been standing on her own for many decades, back to the days of 1943 musical 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. Since reentry to the charts in 2013, Rosie is now up to Number 774.
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 by Graeme Simsion.