Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. RO-sa(Spanish, Dutch) RAW-za(Italian) RAW-zu(European Portuguese) HAW-zu(Brazilian Portuguese) RAW-zə(Catalan) RO-za(German) RO-zə(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Generally this can be considered to be from Latin rosa meaning "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 the American 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 & CulturesRoza, Ruzha(Bulgarian) Rozalija, Ruža, Rozika, Ružica(Croatian) Rozálie, Růžena(Czech) Rósa(Faroese) Rosalie, Rose, Roselle, Rosette, Rosine(French) Rosalía(Galician) Hrodohaidis, Rothaid(Germanic) 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


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Name Days

Austria: March 6
Austria: August 23
Finland: May 4
Italy: September 3
Spain: August 23
Sweden: July 2


Entry updated December 7, 2022