Ross: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Ross

Ross

Pronunciation: RAHS (key)

Origin of the name Ross:

Transferred use of the Scottish surname derived from the Gaelic ros (a promontory or peninsula): hence, "dweller on the peninsula." Alternatively, the name originated as a nickname for a person with red hair or a ruddy complexion, in which case it is derived from the Gaelic ruadh (red).

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Ross Perot, politician
Ross Matthews (aka Ross the Intern), TV personality on The Tonight Show
Diana Ross, singer
Betsy Ross, possible seamstress of the first American flag
Bob Ross, Television painting instructor

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Ross Geller - character on TV show "Friends" (played by David Schwimmer)
Dr. Doug Ross - character on TV show "ER" (played by George Clooney)
Ross - character in Shakespeare's Macbeth

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