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Gender: Female Meaning of Rosa: "rose, a flower" Origin of Rosa: Latinate variation of Rose Rosa's Popularity in 2017: #672

The name Rosa is a girl's name of Spanish, Italian, Latin origin meaning "rose, a flower". Rosa is ranked #672 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Gorgeous Flower Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

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As sweet-smelling as Rose but with an international flavour, Rosa is one of the most classic Portuguese, Spanish and Italian names, which is also favored by upper-class Brits, having an ample measure of vintage charm. Rosa has been on the popularity charts for every year that's been counted, especially popular from the 1880s through the beginning of the twentieth century.

The name of a thirteenth century saint, Rosa has several other notable namesakes. In literature, she was a character in David Copperfield. Rosa Parks is a Civil Rights icon, Rosa (born Marie-Rosalie) Bonheur was a noted nineteenth century French artist, Rosa Ponselle an American operatic soprano and Rosa Luxemburg a left-wing activist. In the modern world there have been several Rosas in video games, including Final Fantasy IV.

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Famous People Named Rosa

Rosa Louise McCauley Parks, American civil rights leader
Rosa Bonheur, French painter
Rosa Luxembourg, German-Jewish communist thinker
Rosa Maria Correia dos Santos Mota, Portuguese Olympic marathoner
Rosa Blasi, American actress
Rosa Lopez, Spanish singer
Rosa Mendes (born Milena Leticia Roucka), Canadian pro wrestler
Rosa Vercellana aka Rosina, mistress of Italy's King Victor Emmanuel II
Rosa Ponselle, American operatic soprano
Junia Rosa Ruth (b. 2010), daughter of Zac and Kate Hanson
Rosa Bianca Salazar, Canadian actress

Pop Culture References for the name Rosa

Rosa, mother on animated series "Maya & Miguel"
Rosa, character in the game 'Assassin's Creed II'
Rosa Hubermann, character in book/movie "The Book Thief"
Rosa, character in the video game "Castlevania"
Rosa Farrell, character in game "Final Fantasy IV"
Rosa, character in the game "Kizuna Encounter"
Rosa Ushiromiya, character in graphic novel "Umineko no Naku Koro ni"
Rosalind "Rosa" Dillon aka Top, character on TV's "The Flash"
Rosa Diaz, detective on sitcom "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
Rosa, a main character in Pokemon Black 2 and White 2


Sarah11 Says:


One of my favourite names. Love Rosa and Sophie as a sibset

ceruleanstardust Says:


I hadn't even thought of this association, just made me love it more!

Rosac Says:


This is my name and I love it! I almost never meet others with my name, but no one mispronounces or misspells it. I also like that it's short and feminine. I recommend it!

Skittlewiddles Says:


I have been liking this name a lot recently. Though, I like the Roza spelling much more.

ashbee Says:


This suddenly seems fresh and lovely.

hannahloulou Says:


Love this name, love the Rosa Parks association too.

tori101 Says:


I am loving this name at the moment

Myosotis Says:


I'm really starting to love this. Such a beautiful name.

jasminegarden Says:


Absolutely adore this.

Nametag_17RM Says:


My favourite variation of the Rose name family.