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Gender: M Meaning of Ross: "upland, peninsula" Origin of Ross: Scottish

Like Friends, Ross is off the air and into syndication

Ross originated as the surname of a famous Scottish clan, and is a place name in that country as well. It's a quiet, understated Celtic name that could come back in the current climate of single-syllable boy name popularity.

Other notable Rosses besides the Ross Geller character include tycoon and maverick presidential candidate H. (for Henry) Ross Perot, mystery writer Ross (born Kenneth) Macdonald, and one of the twin sons of Jane Pauley and Garry Trudeau.

Famous People Named Ross

Ross Naess, son of Diana Ross and Arne Naess
Ross Farrelly, lead singer of Irish band The Strypes
Rostom Sipan "Ross" Bagdasarian Sr aka David Seville, American musician, creator of Alvin and the Chipmunks
Ross Ventrone, American NFL football player
Ross Weaver, American NFL football player
Ross Andrew Wilson, Australian musician
(Henry) Ross Perot, American businessman and politician
Ross MacDonald, British bassist for the band The 1975
Ross Shor Lynch, American actor/singer
Ross Aaron Malinger, American actor
Ross McCall, Scottish actor
Ross "The Intern" Mathews, American comedian and TV personality
Ronald Ross, British physician and Nobel Prize winner
Jensen Ross Ackles, American actor

Pop Culture References for the name Ross

Ross Eustace Geller, one of the 6 main characters on TV's "Friends"
John Ross Ewing I,II,and III, characters on TV's "Dallas"
Ross, character in Shakespeare's "Macbeth"
Ross O'Carroll-Kelly, character in novels by Paul Howard
Ross Poldark, main character in The Poldark Novels series
Ross Lane, character on TV's "The Patty Duke Show"

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