Rose Names

The difficulty with rose names is that Rose technically has three meanings: rose the flower, rose from the Germanic hros meaning horse from which we get the names like Rosamund and where the name rose on its own comes from hrod meaning famous. Some of these I couldn't find the meaning of so had to guess from that. I got a lot of my names from Behind the Name and a really cool blog post from Roses and Cellar Doors. i did not rose names that were the same but for one letter Rosette/Rosetta, Rosalind/Rosalinda. You can change a to e or vice versa on some of these names.
  1. Evrose
    • Origin:

      Invented literary name
    • Description:

      A combination-type name invented by L. Frank Baum for a Princess character who first appears in his book Ozma of Oz.
  2. Penrose
    • Origin:

      Cornish and Welsh place name and surname
    • Meaning:

      "top of the heath"
    • Description:

      Penrose – an ancient place-name and surname derived from several villages in Cornwall, Wales, and the Welsh border country of England – would make for an even more unexpected alternative to quirky nature name Primrose. Intuitive nicknames Penny or Rosie make it feel more wearable.
  3. Primrose
    • 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.
  4. Rosa
    • Origin:

      Latinate variation of Rose
    • Meaning:

      "rose, a flower"
    • Description:

      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.
  5. Rosalba
    • Origin:

      Latin, from the phrase rosa alba
    • Meaning:

      "white rose"
    • Description:

      One of many Spanish elaborations of Rosa.
  6. Rosalia
    • Origin:

      Spanish, Latin ceremonial name
    • Description:

      A name commonly used in Spain and Italy, it refers back to the annual Roman ceremony of hanging garlands of roses on tombs.
  7. Rosalie
    • 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.
  8. Rosalina
    • Origin:

      Variation of Rosaline, English
    • Meaning:

      "rose"
    • Description:

      A feminine and fragrant member of the Rose family.
  9. Rosalind
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "supple horse or pretty rose"
    • Description:

      Rosalind has a distinguished literary history – used and popularized by Edmund Spenser and Shakespeare via one of his most charming heroines, in As You Like It. Along with a bouquet of other Rose names, Rosalind might be ready for a comeback.
  10. Rosalyn
    • Origin:

      Variation of Rosalind
    • Description:

      True Blood may be the reason that variation Rosalyn has retained some popularity while the original Rosalind still languishes. Moderately popular in the middle of the last century, Rosalyn may deserve its revival but we still prefer the more classic Rosalind.
  11. Rosamund
    • Origin:

      German
    • Meaning:

      "horse protection"
    • Description:

      This lovely, quintessentially British appellation, also spelled Rosamond, is the name of a legendary twelfth-century beauty. Rare on these shores, it is more than worthy of importation.
  12. Rosanna
    • 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.
  13. Rosaria
    • Roselita
      • Rosella
        • Description:

          Rosella can be seen as a nature name (a rosella is the name of a variety of beautiful Australian cockatoos and an Australian flower) or a diminutive version of Rose.
      • Rosellen
        • Origin:

          Combination of Rose and Ellen
        • Description:

          Another of the Rose-plus names, now far out of fashion.
      • Rosemary
        • Origin:

          Latin or English
        • Meaning:

          "dew of the sea, or rosemary (herb)"
        • Description:

          Despite appearances, Rosemary is not a "smoosh" name, not even a traditional one. The name derives from two Latin terms "Ros" meaning ‘dew’ and "Marinus" "meaning "of the sea". The plant was termed ‘dew of the sea’ due to its salty texture and its ability to thrive in coastal climes. Only after the Middle Ages did the English names of Rose and Mary become interchanged with the name Rosmarinus and give us the modern name we use today.
      • Rosetta
        • Origin:

          Persian
        • Meaning:

          "splendid"
        • Description:

          Associated with the ancient Rosetta stone, this is also the pretty Italian pet form of Rosa.
      • Rosheen
        • Rosina