Rose: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Rose

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 was THE fashionable middle name of the 1990s and 2000s. Many celebrities have given it to their daughters as a middle name. It is less common as a first name.

A really cute middle name, goes with anything.

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.

Nicknames for Rose: | Edit

Rosie, Roz, Ro, Rosalina, Ores (pronnounced ORUS), Rosalie, Rosalita, Rosalinda, Rose Petals, Rosie Posie. Rosita

Meanings and history of the name Rose: | Edit
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Famous real-life people named Rose: | Edit

Rose Kennedy, American philanthropist
Rose McGowan, American actress
Rose Byrne, Australian actress
Rose Coyle, Miss America 1936

Rose in song, story & screen: | Edit

Rose Tyler, the Doctor's companion in the 2005 and 2006 series of the BBC show Doctor Who
Rose Campbell, heroine of Louisa May Alcott's books Eight Cousins and Rose in Bloom
"Rose Connelly", American murder ballad also known as "Down in the Willow Garden" and sung by many, including the Everly Brothers
Rose Dewitt Bukater, female lead played by Kate Winslet in the film "Titanic"
Rose Nylund, lovable character played Betty White on the long-running series "The Golden Girls".
Rose Bucket, man-eating character in the British sitcom 'Keeping Up Appearances'. She is the youngest sister of the main character, Hyacinth Bucket.
Rose Weasley, daughter of Ronald 'Ron' Weasley and Hermione Weasley (nee Granger) in the Harry Potter series.
"Crackling Rosie", a Neil Diamond song.
Permanent Rose "Rose" Casson of the Casson Family series.
Rose Hathaway, heroine of the "Vampire Academy" series.

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