Gender: Female Meaning of Rosemarie: "rose flower + drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved" Origin of Rosemarie: Combination of Rose and Marie

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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Midwesternmommy Says:


My daughter's middle name and I love it (-:

paulapuddephatt Says:


This name is so beautiful. I love Rosemary, also.

RoddyThlayli Says:


I really like this.

ThistleThorn Says:


I prefer Rosemary.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Love this! Not so much Rosemary.

flora_kate Says:


Love it, but worried it will constantly get mispronounced/spelled as Rosemary