Combination of Rose and Marie
"rose flower + drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved"

Rosemarie Origin and Meaning

The name Rosemarie is a girl's name of French origin meaning "rose flower + drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved".
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.

Rosemarie may also be a spelling spin on the botanical name Rosemary, which comes from a different etymological root (and means "dew of the sea").

The meaning of Marie is uncertain, but theories include "drop of the sea" (from Hebrew roots mar "drop" and yam "sea"); "bitter" (from Hebrew marah "bitterness"); and "beloved" (from the Egyptian root mr).

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Famous People Named Rosemarie

  • Rosemarie Magdalena Albachbirth name of Romy Schneider, Austrian actress
  • Rosemarie BoweAmerican actress
  • Rosemarie Braddock DeWittAmerican actress
  • Rosemarie FranklandWelsh actress and Miss World 1961
  • Rosemarie Alicia "Rose" JacksonAmerican actress
  • Rosemarie WrightEnglish pianist
  • Rosemarie SchuderGerman novelist
  • Rosemarie WhyteJamaican Olympic sprinter
  • Rosemarie GabrielGerman Olympic swimmer
  • Rosemarie "Rosi" AckermannGerman Olympic high jumper
  • Rosemarie TrockelGerman contemporary artist
  • Rosemarie GilFilipina actress
  • Rosmarie von TrappAustrian,American member of the Von Trapp Family Singers ("Sound of Music")
  • Rose Marie "Rosemary" Kennedysister of U.S. President John F. Kennedy
  • Rose Marie MazettaAmerican actress
  • Rose Marie McCoyAmerican songwriter
  • Rosemary "Rose Marie" MagrillAmerican dancer and beauty queen; Miss Florida in 1939
  • Rose Marie Emma "Joan" TaylorAmerican actress

Rosemarie in Pop Culture

  • Rosemarie "Rose" Hathawaymain character in Richelle Mead's "Vampire Academy" novels
  • "FatFat Rose Marie," a picture book
  • "Smile a Little Smile for Me (Rosemarie)" 1969 song by The Flying Machines
  • "Whatever Happened to Rosemarie?" 1963 song by Connie Francis

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