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Ostensibly from the vocabulary word denoting the flower (Latin rosa). However, the name was in use throughout the Middle Ages, long before any of the other girls' names derived from flowers, which are generally of 19th-century origin. In part it may refer to the flower as a symbol of the Virgin Mary, but it seems more likely that it also has a Germanic origin, probably as a short form of various girls' names based on hros ‘horse’ or hrōd ‘fame’. The Latinate form Rohesia is commonly found in documents of the Middle Ages. As well as being a name in its own right, it is currently used as a short form of Rosemary and, less often (because of their different pronunciation), of other names beginning Ros-, such as Rosalind and Rosamund.
188th in the U.S.

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Hundreds of thousands
of people in the U.S have this name
399,967
to be exact
404,240
if you include dead people (since the government started keeping track)
New Jersey
has the most people named Rose per capita
1910
marked the height of its popularity
99.98%
0.02%
65%
55+
24%
30-54
5%
13-29
6%
0-12

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