Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. RO-sa(Spanish, Dutch)
RAW-zu(European Portuguese)
HAW-zu(Brazilian Portuguese)

Meaning & History

Generally this can be considered a Latin form of Rose, though originally it may have come from the unrelated Germanic name Roza 2. This was the name of a 13th-century saint from Viterbo in Italy. In the English-speaking world it was first used in the 19th century. A famous bearer was civil rights activist Rosa Parks (1913-2005).

Related Names

VariantsRosalía(Spanish) Rosalia(Italian) Rosália(Portuguese) Roos, Rosalie(Dutch) Rosalie(German) Rose(English)
DiminutivesRosita(Spanish) Rosella, Rosetta, Rosina(Italian) Rosinha(Portuguese) Roosje(Dutch) Rosie, Rosy(English)
Other Languages & CulturesHrodohaidis, Rothaid(Ancient Germanic) Roza, Ruzha(Bulgarian) Rozalija, Ruža, Rozika, Ružica(Croatian) Rozálie, Růžena(Czech) Rósa(Faroese) Rosalie, Rose, Roselle, Rosette, Rosine(French) Rosalía(Galician) Rozália, Rózsa, Róza, Rozina, Rózsi(Hungarian) Rós, Rósa(Icelandic) Róise, Róis, Róisín, Rosheen(Irish) Rosalia(Late Roman) Rozālija(Latvian) Rozalija, Rožė(Lithuanian) Roza, Rozalija, Ruža, Ruzha(Macedonian) Rohese, Rohesia, Royse(Medieval English) Róża, Rozalia(Polish) Rozalia(Romanian) Roza, Rozaliya(Russian) Ruža, Ružica(Serbian) Rozália, Ružena(Slovak) Rozalija, Zala(Slovene) Raisa, Raisel(Yiddish)
Same SpellingRósa, Rosa 2
User SubmissionRòsa


People think this name is

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Name Days

Finland: May 4
Italy: September 3
Spain: August 23
Sweden: July 2


Entry updated January 21, 2022