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Pronounced Pron. ROZ
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Meaning & History

Originally a Norman form of the Germanic name Hrodohaidis meaning "famous type", composed of the elements hrod "fame" and heid "kind, sort, type". The Normans introduced it to England in the forms Roese and Rohese. From an early date it was associated with the word for the fragrant flower rose (derived from Latin rosa). When the name was revived in the 19th century, it was probably with the flower in mind.

Related Names

VariantsRosa, Rosabel, Rosabella(English) Rosalie(French)
DiminutivesRosie, Rosy(English) Rosette, Rosine, Roselle(French)
Other Languages & CulturesHrodohaidis, Rothaid(Ancient Germanic) Roza, Ruzha(Bulgarian) Rosa(Catalan) Rozalija, Ruža, Rozika, Ružica(Croatian) Rozálie, Růžena(Czech) Rosa(Danish) Roos, Rosa, Rosalie, Roosje(Dutch) Rosalía(Galician) Rosa, Rosalie(German) Rozália, Rózsa, Róza, Rozina, Rózsi(Hungarian) Róise, Róis, Róisín, Rosheen(Irish) Rosa, Rosalia, Lia, Rosella, Rosetta, Rosina(Italian) Rosalia(Late Roman) Rozālija(Latvian) Rozalija, Rožė(Lithuanian) Roza, Rozalija, Ruzha(Macedonian) Rohese, Rohesia, Royse(Medieval English) Rosa(Norwegian) Róża, Rozalia(Polish) Rosa, Rosália, Rosinha(Portuguese) Rozalia(Romanian) Roza, Rozaliya(Russian) Ruža, Ružica(Serbian) Rozália, Ružena(Slovak) Rozalija, Zala(Slovene) Rosa, Rosalía, Rosita(Spanish) Rosa(Swedish) Raisa, Raisel(Yiddish)
Surname DescendantRose(English)



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