Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. ROZ  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Originally a Norman French form of the Germanic name Hrodohaidis meaning "famous type", composed of the elements hruod "fame" and heit "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(English) Rosalie(French)
DiminutivesRosie, Rosy(English) Rosette, Rosine, Roselle(French)
Other Languages & CulturesRoza, Ruzha(Bulgarian) Rosa(Catalan) Rozalija, Ruža, Rozika, Ružica(Croatian) Rozálie, Růžena(Czech) Rosa(Danish) Roos, Rosa, Rosalie, Roosje(Dutch) Rósa(Faroese) Roosa, Rosa(Finnish) Rosalía(Galician) Rosa, Rosalie(German) Hrodohaidis, Rothaid(Germanic) Rozália, Rózsa, Róza, Rozina, Rózsi(Hungarian) Rós, Rósa(Icelandic) Róise, Róis, Róisín, Rosheen(Irish) Rosa, Rosalia, Lia, Rosella, Rosetta, Rosina(Italian) Rosalia(Late Roman) Rozālija(Latvian) Rozalija, Rožė(Lithuanian) Roza, Rozalija, Ruža, 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)


People think this name is

classic   formal   upper class   natural   wholesome   refined   simple   serious  

Name Days

France: August 23
Norway: September 7


Rose (hybrid tea 'Mrs. Herbert Stevens')Rose (hybrid tea 'Mrs. Herbert Stevens')


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Entry updated December 7, 2022