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Gender: Female Meaning of Rose: "rose, a flower" Origin of Rose: Latin Rose's Popularity in 2017: #141

The name Rose is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "rose, a flower". Rose is ranked #141 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Gorgeous Flower Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

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. There are any number of Rose offshoots, including Rosa, Rosetta, Roseanne, Rosanna, Rosemary, Rosamund, Rosalind, Rosalie, and Rosetta.

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 Viterbo
Saint Rose of Lima
Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne, French-American nun
(Marie Josephe) Rose, birth name of Josephine de Beauharnais, Empress of France; renamed by Napoleon at age 32
Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald Kennedy, American philanthropist; mother of President John F. Kennedy
Rose Arianna McGowan, American actress
(Mary) Rose Byrne, Australian actress
Rose Wilder Lane, American author and politician; daughter of author Laura Ingalls Wilder
Rose Veronica Coyle, Miss America 1936
Rose Gertrude Namajunas, American mixed martial artist
Rose Eleanor Leslie, Scottish actress
(Frances) Rose McIver, New Zealand actress
Rose Rollins, American actress
Rose, stage name of Keren Meloul, French singer
Rose Laurens, French singer
Rose Lilian Hill, English actress
Rose Hobart, American actress
Rose Marie Mazetta, American actress
Rose Antonia Maria Valland, art historian; member of French Resistance
Rose Levy Beranbaum, American baker and cookbook author
Rose Lavelle, American soccer player
Rose Ellen Dix, British youtuber
Rose Falcon, American singer-songwriter
Rosemarie Alicia "Rose" Jackson, American actress
Rose Marie Emma "Joan" Taylor, American actress
Rose Constance (Bowes-Lyon) Leveson-Gower, Countess Granville, aunt of Queen Elizabeth II
Rosalie Amelia "Rose" Buckingham Selfridge, American 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 Goldberg, daughter of actress Soleil Moon Frye
Georgia Rose Dolenz, daughter of singer Micky Dolenz of The Monkees
Eden Rose Halsey, daughter of athletes Jaime Moore & Steve Halsey
Alena Rose Jonas, daughter of singer Kevin and Danielle Jonas
Bowie Rose DeHaan (b. 2017), daughter of actors Dane DeHaan and Anna Wood
Roses Gabor, black indie artist and voice of Noodle from Gorillaz in Phase Two and tours

Pop Culture References for the name Rose

Rose DeWitt-Bukater Dawson Calvert, character in movie "Titanic"
Rose Sayer, Katharine Hepburn's character in movie "The African Queen"
Rose Marion Tyler, companion of The Doctor from TV's "Doctor Who"
Rose Solano, drug lord and murderer known as Sin Rostro in "Jane the Virgin"
Rose Granger-Weasley, character in the Harry Potter series, daughter of Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley
Rose Weil, character in "Ocean's" series
Rose Tico, character in film "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"
Rose/Shannen, character in book "The Cellar"
Rose Ashby, character in The Chemical Garden series by Lauren DeStefano
Rose MacClare, character on TV's "Downton Abbey"
Rose Nylund, Betty White's character on TV's "The Golden Girls"
Rose Campbell, main character of Louisa May Alcott's novels "Eight Cousins" and "Rose in Bloom"
Rose Erskine, character on BBC series "Ripper Street"
Rose Lalonde, character in the web comic Homestuck
Rose Narracott, character in play/film "War Horse"
Rose-Marie, character in the Vampire Diaries series
Rose Hsu Jordan, character in "The Joy Luck Club"
Rose Hathaway, character in the Vampire Academy series
Rose Russell, child character on TV series "American Gothic"
Lady Rose, countess Treverton, character from Green city in the sun, by Barbara Wood
Rose Sommerset, character in video game "Mystery case files: Ravenhearst"
Ruby Rose, main character from web series "RWBY"
Rose "Rosie" Cotton, sweetheart and later wife of Samwise Gamgee, from J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings."
Rose Calloway Cobolt, character in Krista and Becca Ritchie's Addicted Series
Rose of Sharon Cassidy, a character in 'Fallout: New Vegas'
Rose Quartz, character on animated series "Steven Universe"
Rose Slavin, character in 2005 film "The Ballad of Jack and Rose"
Briar Rose, alias of Aurora in Disneys 'Sleeping Beauty'
Grandma Rose, minor character in "Supernatural"
Rose Goldenblatt, Charlotte's daughter on TV's "Sex and the City"
Rose Royce, American R&B group
Lida Rose, song in The Music Man
The Rose Bowl/Rose Parade
Rose Lavillant, character in Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir

Rosey, Rosie, Rozy, Rosy

Rose's International Variations

Rosetta, Rosana, Rosina, Rosa, Roseta (Italian) Arrosa (Basque) Ruzha, Ruza (Russian) Roísín, Roís (Irish Gaelic) Roza (Yiddish) Rozycka, Rozalia, Rasine (Polish) Rosine, Rosette, Roselle (French) Ruzena, Ruzenka (Czech) Rosita (Spanish)