Ross Name Meaning & Origin
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).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Comments and insights on the name Ross: | Edit
Honestly? Only a greasy asshole would call their kid Ross, or a fan of Friends (Ross was the worst character by the way). Anyone with this name will probably hate themselves for their entire life and be a complete douchebag to everyone they meet.
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I knew a Ross back in college. What an absolute cunt. One of the worst people I've ever met, he was just so horrid I don't even know how else to explain him, just I wish I never met him. ..
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Ross the Boss, Rossy
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- Famous real-life people named Ross: | Edit
Ross (elkhat law), shitty artist
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
Ross Lynch, plays Austin on Austin & Ally, in a band called R5, sweetheart
- Ross in song, story & screen: | Edit
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