"rose, a flower"

Rose Origin and Meaning

The name Rose is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "rose, a flower".

Rose is derived from the Latin rosa, which referred to the flower. There is also evidence to suggest it was a Norman variation of the Germanic name Hrodohaidis, meaning "famous type," and also Hros, "horse". In Old English it was translated as Roese and Rohese.

Rose, one of the old-time sweet-smelling flower names, has had a remarkable revival—first of all as a middle name—with parents (e.g., Jennifer Garner & Ben Affleck, Jon Stewart, Eric Clapton, Ewan McGregor) finding Rose to be the perfect connective, with more color and charm than old standbys like Sue and Ann. At this point in time, though, some parents are finding there are too many roses in the middle spot of the garden.

As a first name, Rose reached its highest point from 1896 to 1921, the early heyday of flower names, when it was in the Top 20, though it had been in use for centuries before. Rosy/Rosie is an irresistibly cheery nickname, very popular on its own in the UK. There are any number of Rose offshoots, including Rosa, Rosetta, Roseanne, Rosanna, Rosemary, Rosamund, Rosalind, Rosalie, and Rosina.

Rose and Rosie have long been celebrated in song, and notable Roses range from Rose Kennedy to Rose Byrne, and on-screen Roses have featured in a range of films and TV shows, from Titanic to Harry Potter to Golden Girls.

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Famous People Named Rose

  • Saint Rose of ViterboThe Third Order Of Saint Francis
  • Saint Rose of Limamember of The Third Order
  • Saint Rose Philippine DuchesneFrench,American nun
  • (Marie Josephe) Rosebirth name of Josephine de Beauharnais, Empress of France; renamed by Napoleon at age 32
  • Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald KennedyAmerican philanthropist; mother of President John F. Kennedy
  • Rose Arianna McGowanAmerican actress
  • (Mary) Rose ByrneAustralian actress
  • Rose Wilder LaneAmerican author and politician; daughter of author Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Rose Veronica CoyleMiss America 1936
  • Rose Gertrude NamajunasAmerican mixed martial artist
  • Rose Eleanor LeslieScottish actress
  • (Frances) Rose McIverNew Zealand actress
  • Rose RollinsAmerican actress
  • Rosestage name of Keren Meloul, French singer
  • Rose LaurensFrench singer
  • Rose Lilian HillEnglish actress
  • Rose HobartAmerican actress
  • Rose Marie MazettaAmerican actress
  • Rose Antonia Maria Vallandart historian; member of French Resistance
  • Rose Levy BeranbaumAmerican baker and cookbook author
  • Rose LavelleAmerican soccer player
  • Rose Ellen DixBritish youtuber
  • Rose FalconAmerican singer,songwriter
  • Rosemarie Alicia "Rose" JacksonAmerican actress
  • Rose Marie Emma "Joan" TaylorAmerican actress
  • Rose Constance (BowesLyon) Leveson,Gower, Countess Granville, aunt of Queen Elizabeth II
  • Rosalie Amelia "Rose" Buckingham SelfridgeAmerican wife of department store founder Harry Gordon Selfridge
  • Rose "Rosie" Stone (born Rosemary Stewart)American singer of band Sly & the Family Stone
  • Roseanne "Rosé" Park (Park Chae Young)Australian vocalist of K,Pop group BlackPink
  • Rose Victoria Birgitte Louise (Windsor) Gilman (b. 1980)daughter of the Duke of Gloucester; great,granddaughter of Britain's King George V
  • Rose Gilroy (b. 1993)daughter of actress Rene Russo and Dan Gilroy
  • Rose Beth Brown (b. 1995)daughter of actor Clancy Brown
  • Rose Lenore Sophia Blake (b. 2000)daughter of actors Bonnie Lee Bakley and Robert Blake
  • Rose Gilley (b. 2010)daughter of actors Emilia Fox and Jeremy Gilley
  • Rose Dance (b. 2012)daughter of actor Charles Dance
  • Rose Purefoy (b. 2012)daughter of actor James Purefoy
  • Rose Dorothy Dauriac (b. 2014)daughter of actress Scarlett Johansson & Romain Dauriac
  • Rose Elizabeth Allen (b. 2016)daughter of singer Kris Allen
  • Poet Sienna Rose Goldbergdaughter of actress Soleil Moon Frye
  • Georgia Rose Dolenzdaughter of singer Micky Dolenz of The Monkees
  • Eden Rose Halseydaughter of athletes Jaime Moore & Steve Halsey
  • Alena Rose Jonasdaughter of singer Kevin and Danielle Jonas
  • Bowie Rose DeHaan (b. 2017)daughter of actors Dane DeHaan and Anna Wood
  • Roses Gaborblack indie artist and voice of Noodle from Gorillaz in Phase Two and tours
  • Rose Vanderboomcharacter in Rusty Lake: Roots

Rose in Pop Culture

  • Rose DeWittBukater Dawson Calvert, character in movie "Titanic"
  • Rose SayerKatharine Hepburn's character in movie "The African Queen"
  • Rose Marion Tylercompanion of The Doctor from TV's "Doctor Who"
  • Rose Solanodrug lord and murderer known as Sin Rostro in "Jane the Virgin"
  • Rose GrangerWeasley, character in the Harry Potter series, daughter of Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley
  • Rose Weilcharacter in "Ocean's" series
  • Rose Ticocharacter in film "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"
  • Rose/Shannencharacter in book "The Cellar"
  • Rose Ashbycharacter in The Chemical Garden series by Lauren DeStefano
  • Rose MacClarecharacter on TV's "Downton Abbey"
  • Rose NylundBetty White's character on TV's "The Golden Girls"
  • Rose Campbellmain character of Louisa May Alcott's novels "Eight Cousins" and "Rose in Bloom"
  • Rose Erskinecharacter on BBC series "Ripper Street"
  • Rose Lalondecharacter in the web comic Homestuck
  • Rose Narracottcharacter in play/film "War Horse"
  • RoseMarie, character in the Vampire Diaries series
  • Rose Hsu Jordancharacter in "The Joy Luck Club"
  • Rose Hathawaycharacter in the Vampire Academy series
  • Rose Russellchild character on TV series "American Gothic"
  • Lady Rosecountess Treverton, character from Green city in the sun, by Barbara Wood
  • Rose Sommersetcharacter in video game "Mystery case files: Ravenhearst"
  • Ruby Rosemain character from web series "RWBY"
  • Rose "Rosie" Cottonsweetheart and later wife of Samwise Gamgee, from J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings."
  • Rose Calloway Coboltcharacter in Krista and Becca Ritchie's Addicted Series
  • Rose of Sharon Cassidya character in 'Fallout: New Vegas'
  • Rose Quartzcharacter on animated series "Steven Universe"
  • Rose Slavincharacter in 2005 film "The Ballad of Jack and Rose"
  • Briar Rosealias of Aurora in Disneys 'Sleeping Beauty'
  • Grandma Roseminor character in "Supernatural"
  • Rose GoldenblattCharlotte's daughter on TV's "Sex and the City"
  • Rose RoyceAmerican R&B group
  • Lida Rosesong in The Music Man
  • The Rose Bowl/Rose Parade
  • Rose Lavillantcharacter in Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir
  • Rose Mortmainsister of the protagonist in 'I Capture the Castle'

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