Rose Name Meaning & Origin

Rose

Pronunciation: ROHZ (key)

Origin of the name Rose:

Originally, Rose was a short form of any of the old Germanic names in use in England in the Middle Ages that contained the element hros, ros (horse). Flower names began being used in the 19th century, and now Rose is bestowed with reference to the flower.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Rose: | Edit

Rose is an incredible name from the name Eros. Beautiful. Sophisticated. Tough.

Personal experiences with the name Rose: | Edit

Being named Rose as a little girl it was kind of a mature name to have to live up to. It was also hard as when I was a kid (80's & 90's) the trend of "old fashioned" names were not in. It took me awhile to grow to like my name but once I did - about 14 or so I would never have it changed. I love knowing that I'm most likely the only Rose anyone knows. I have a unique name without having a crazy name.
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I am another person named Rose. I was born in '79. I have enjoyed having this name. It's unusual but it is also easy to spell and pronounce (and my last name isn't). It is old fashioned but feminine and strong and i think that suits me. When I was 8 or 9, there was a brief period where I sometimes wished my name was Stacy or something trendier, but as a teenager and as a woman, I really like having a classic, classy name. I agree with the above commenter that Rose is a name that is special without being confusing or strange.

My name is Erin, my middle name is Rose. When I started college I decided to go by Rose. I LOVE being called Rose. When I introduce myself I always get compliments on how pretty it is, it never gets mispelled, and most people remember my name. None of which happened when I went by Erin. The only slight draw back is that many people when I tell them my name go "Oh! Thats my middle name!" Also I have a myriad of nicknames, which makes me feel loved.

My sister's middle name is Rose and she has gone by her middle name as long as I can remember. Her first name is Royalynne which is a mixture of my grandpa's name Roy and my mom's middle name Alynne. She loves her long name but she still goes by Rose.

We named our daughter "Theresa Rose" simply because it flowed better, but call her "Rosie."

My name is Rose but NOBODY calls me that. It is either Rosie or Ro. I love being called Rosie or Ro.

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I really like how Rose is such a plain and old-fashioned name. It is really my style. I have a pet bunny named Rose. I'm not quite sure if it is a name I would name my little girl, but I think it is a vary nice name and out of use now. The only Rose I have really met is my bunny, but I have read about Rose's in books and once saw a picture of a Rose that my aunts used to know.
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My middle name is rose and my favourite flower is roses because my middle name is rose. I just love my middle name because my friends are girls and they have boy middle names and they are jealous since I have such a beautiful middle name.

I know a darling little girl named Rose; she is 2 years old. She is sweet, adorable, and cute! Today she got a little sister named Maggie.Being named Rose as a little girl it was kind of a mature name to have to live up to. It was also hard as when I was a kid (80's & 90's) the trend of "old fashioned" names were not in. It took me awhile to grow to like my name but once I did - about 14 or so I would never have it changed. I love knowing that I'm most likely the only Rose anyone knows. I have a unique name without having a crazy name.
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I am another person named Rose. I was born in '79. I have enjoyed having this name. It's unusual but it is also easy to spell and pronounce (and my last name isn't). It is old fashioned but feminine and strong and i think that suits me. When I was 8 or 9, there was a brief period where I sometimes wished my name was Stacy or something trendier, but as a teenager and as a woman, I really like having a classic, classy name. I agree with the above commenter that Rose is a name that is special without being confusing or strange.

My name is Erin, my middle name is Rose. When I started college I decided to go by Rose. I LOVE being called Rose. When I introduce myself I always get compliments on how pretty it is, it never gets mispelled, and most people remember my name. None of which happened when I went by Erin. The only slight draw back is that many people when I tell them my name go "Oh! Thats my middle name!" Also I have a myriad of nicknames, which makes me feel loved.

My sister's middle name is Rose and she has gone by her middle name as long as I can remember. Her first name is Royalynne which is a mixture of my grandpa's name Roy and my mom's middle name Alynne. She loves her long name but she still goes by Rose.

We named our daughter "Theresa Rose" simply because it flowed better, but call her "Rosie."

My name is Rose but NOBODY calls me that. It is either Rosie or Ro. I love being called Rosie or Ro.

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I really like how Rose is such a plain and old-fashioned name. It is really my style. I have a pet bunny named Rose. I'm not quite sure if it is a name I would name my little girl, but I think it is a vary nice name and out of use now. The only Rose I have really met is my bunny, but I have read about Rose's in books and once saw a picture of a Rose that my aunts used to know.
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My middle name is rose and my favourite flower is roses because my middle name is rose. I just love my middle name because my friends are girls and they have boy middle names and they are jealous since I have such a beautiful middle name.

I know a darling little girl named Rose; she is 2 years old. She is sweet, adorable, and cute! Today she got a little sister named Maggie.

Nicknames for Rose: | Edit

Rosalina,rosie, rosella, ro

Meanings and history of the name Rose: | Edit

The name rose represents beauty.

Famous real-life people named Rose: | Edit

Rose
St. Rose Philippine Duchesne
St. Rose of Lima

Rose in song, story & screen: | Edit

Rose Dewitt Bukater (or Rose Dawson): main character in Titanic
Rosie song by Neil DIamond
Rose Lalonde, character in Homestuck

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Smart?

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Sexy?

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Friendly?

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Creative?

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Strong?

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Young?

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