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Gender Feminine

Meaning & History

Derived from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and heid "kind, sort, type" (see ROSE).
VariantRothaid
Other Languages & CulturesRosa, Rose, Rosabel, Rosabella, Rosie, Rosy(English) Rohese, Rohesia, Royse(Medieval English)

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 903

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