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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For some reason, when I was 12 years old I became convinced that I'd end up marrying a man named Ross. In the many years since, I have NEVER met a man by that name. It seems to be surprisingly rare. I got married anyway, though. :)
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Ross the Boss, Rossy
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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
Ross Lynch, plays Austin on Austin & Ally, in a band called R5, sweetheart
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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