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Names That Mean Rose

Names That Mean Rose

Names that mean rose are sweet and fragrant. Among flower names, names related to roses are some of the most classic and include vintage choices such as Rosalie, Rhoda, and Rosalind. However, the most common rose name is Rose itself.

Along with Rose, other girl names that mean rose in the US Top 1000 include Rosalie, Rosie, Rosa, Roselyn, and Rosalia. Boy names that mean rose are rarer, but exist. None rank in the Top 1000, but Rhodes, Raushan, and Rosen.

Fashionable names with hidden rosy meanings include Briallen, Laksha, Nasrin, and Zaria.

Names meaning rose may be used to honor an ancestral Rose, a flower lover, or a loved one born in June, for which rose is the birth flower.

A rose by any other name may smell as sweet, but that said, you can't beat names that mean rose. Here, our full bouquet.

You might also want to browse our full list of nature names or search our complete complement of Name Meanings.

RosalieHeart

  • Origin:

    French variation of Latin Rosalia
  • Meaning:

    "rose"
  • Description:

    Rosalie hit its apex in 1938 and then slid straight downhill until it fell off the U.S. Top 1000 completely in the 1980s, only to spring back to life in 2009 as the name of a character in the Twilight series. The beautiful vampire Rosalie Hale has breathed fresh life back into this mid-century name, and the fact that the character is both sympathetic and relatively minor means Rosalie has the chance to thrive again as a baby name without feeling unduly tied to Twilight.

PrimroseHeart

  • Origin:

    English flower name
  • Meaning:

    "first rose"
  • Description:

    A quaint and quirky flower name, until recently considered a bit too prim for most American classrooms but brought back to life in recent years by the attractive character of Primrose "Prim" Everdeen in the Hunger Games series. In the Top 300 girl names in England and Wales and on Nameberry, Primrose remains rare in the US, but is made more accessible by a raft of sweet nickname options, including Rosie and Posy.

RosieHeart

  • Origin:

    English
  • Meaning:

    "rose"
  • Description:

    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 came back to the Top 1000 in 2013, after a 30 year hiatus.

RosalindHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin
  • Meaning:

    "pretty rose"
  • Description:

    Rosalind has a distinguished literary history --it started as a as a lyrical name in early pastoral poetry, probably coined by Edmund Spenser. It was further popularized by Shakespeare via one of his most charming heroines, in As You Like It --and, along with a bouquet of other Rose names, might be ready for a comeback.

RoisinHeart

  • Origin:

    Irish
  • Meaning:

    "little rose"
  • Description:

    No, the pronunciation--ro-SHEEN--isn't immediately obvious to the non-Gaelic viewer, but the sound of this shiny Irish version of Rose is pretty enough to make it worth considering. Very popular in its native Ireland, it's one of many Irish girl names finding a wider audience. Earlier generations Anglicized at as Rosaleen, but we stay stick to the original.

ZariaHeart

  • Origin:

    Arabic
  • Meaning:

    "rose"
  • Description:

    Zaria, the name of the Nigerian capital city, could be another Z name for parents to consider. It currently ranks lower than variations Zariah and Zariyah.

RosemarieHeart

  • Origin:

    Combination of Rose and Marie
  • Meaning:

    "rose flower + drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved"
  • Description:

    Rosemarie had its moment in the sun back in the middle of the last century, when parents were looking for new ways to recycle traditional family names. So a child might combine her two grandma's names and become Rosemarie (or Annmarie or Maryjean), but these combination names feel dated now.

RhodaHeart

  • Origin:

    Greek
  • Meaning:

    "rose"
  • Description:

    To those who remember, Rhoda is still reminiscent of the brassy Bronx 1970s sitcom Rhoda Morgenstern. But Rhoda has a much longer history--it is a name that can be found in the New Testament as a servant girl in the house of Mary, mother of John. Later, Rhoda appeared in the novel Vanity Fair and the Shaw play Man and Superman.

RosannaHeart

  • Origin:

    Combination of Rose and Anna
  • Description:

    Rose lovers today would probably prefer Rosemary, Rosamund, or even Rose itself, all more stylish variations of the name. Some may associate this form of the name with actress Rosanna Arquette and your mom may think of SNL's Rosanne Rosanna-Danna, though that reference is lost on millennials.

RaizelHeart

  • Origin:

    Yiddish
  • Meaning:

    "rose"
  • Description:

    The most popular flower name in Israel, though that popularity does not extend to the US.

BelleroseHeart

  • Origin:

    French and English
  • Meaning:

    "beautiful rose"
  • Description:

    A felicitous combo of two sweet names; also a Queens, New York neighborhood.

RoiseHeart

  • Origin:

    Irish
  • Meaning:

    "rose"
  • Description:

    A relative of the very popular (in Ireland) name Róisín ("little rose"), Róise comes from the Gaelic word for "rose". It’s one of the very old Irish names for girls, in use at least since the early 16th century. A cognate is Róis.

RooseveltHeart

  • Origin:

    Dutch
  • Meaning:

    "rose field"
  • Description:

    Presidential surname adopted as a first by numbers of midcentury African-American parents.

RhoswenHeart

  • Origin:

    Welsh
  • Meaning:

    "white rose"
  • Description:

    If you're looking for an unusual alternative to all those Rose names, Rhoswen might be a good choice. This name has the soft sounds we've come to love from the Welsh language but is still not as familiar as Bronwen and Rhiannon.

RosabellaHeart

  • Origin:

    Latin
  • Meaning:

    "beautiful rose"
  • Description:

    A mashup of two of the most popular baby names today, Rose and Bella, that's still comparatively undiscovered in the US. Just 69 American baby girls were named Rosabella in 2016. It feels more Italianate and vivacious than Rosalind or Rosamund -- if also less refined.

RosabelHeart

  • Origin:

    English
  • Meaning:

    "beautiful rose"
  • Description:

    Rosabel, a vintage smoosh name created in the 18th century, feels slightly less frilly than her cousins Rosabelle and Rosabella. It could make for a more distinctive alternative to Isabel, or an unusual name that gets you to sweet nicknames Rosie or Belle.

RóisínHeart

  • Origin:

    Irish Gaelic, diminutive of RÓIs
  • Meaning:

    "rose"
  • Description:

    An authentic choice for your little Irish Rose, chosen by singer Sinead O'Connor for her daughter.

RoselynHeart

  • Origin:

    Combination name of Rose and Lynn
  • Description:

    Roselyn was a frequent member of the US Top 1000 in the early twentieth century until it dropped off the charts in 1954. It didn't return until 2003.

NasrinHeart

  • Origin:

    Persian
  • Meaning:

    "wild rose"
  • Description:

    Nasrin has a strong sound and lovely floral meaning. International variants include the Turkish Nesrin and Egyptian Nesreen.

RoselleHeart

  • Origin:

    Combination of Rose and Elle
  • Description:

    Most contemporary parents would probably opt for the more streamlined Elle.