RosaliekefDutch (Rare) Usually a diminutive form of Rosalie, seeing as the name contains the Dutch diminutive suffix -ke. However, in some cases, this name can also be a blend of the names Rosa and Lieke.
RosalintfOld High German German feminine name with the combination of hruod "praise, glory, honour, fame" and lindi "weak, soft, flexible" or ros "horse" and lindi "weak, soft, flexible" or rós "rose" and lindi "weak, soft, flexible".
RosaniefFolklore Probably an elaboration of Rose. This is the name of a princess in the fairy tale 'Ricdin-Ricdon' by Marie-Jeanne L'Héritier. It was also used by the Comte de Caylus for the titular princess in his fairy tale 'Rosanie' (usually known in English as 'Rosanella').
RosaspinafFolklore (Italianized) From Italian rosa meaning "rose" and spina "thorn, spine", used as a translation of German Dornröschen, the title character of a Brothers Grimm fairy tale (known as Briar Rose in English).
RoscigniewmPolish Derived from the Slavic name element rasti "to grow" and gnyevu "anger".
RościmirmPolish The first element of this name is derived from Polish rościć, which can mean "to claim, to lay claim to" as well as "to sprout". Also compare Polish rosnąć "to grow, to sprout, to increase", Croatian rasti "to grow, to increase" and Czech růst "to grow, to increase"... [more]
RościsławmPolish The first element of this name is derived from Polish rościć, which can mean "to claim, to lay claim to" as well as "to sprout". Also compare Polish rosnąć "to grow, to sprout, to increase", Croatian rasti "to grow, to increase" and Czech růst "to grow, to increase"... [more]
RosciusmAncient Roman From a Roman nomen gentile, which was derived from Latin ros "dew" via roscidus "dewy, wet". This name was borne by several ancient Romans, one of them being an ancient Roman actor named Quintus Roscius Gallus.
RoseomItalian Derived from the Latin adjective roseus "pink, rosy, rose-coloured". A bearer of this name is RJ Rosales (a Filipino artist of Spanish descent). The name seems to originally come from Italy, though, since roseo is an existing adjective there for "pink, rosy" (as opposed to Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries) and because sources list it as a legitimate Italian name.
RóseyfIcelandic Combination of the Old Norse name elements rós "rose" and ey "island; flat land along a coast" (which is also often related to the Old Norse name element auja "(gift of) luck; fortune").
RosiusmAncient Roman Derived from Latin rosa "rose", though a connection with Latin ros "dew" may also be possible (see Roscius). The best known bearer of this name was the Roman consul Rosius Regulus.
RosmertafCeltic Mythology Probably means "great provider" from Gaulish ro, an intensive prefix (hence "very, most, great"), combined with smert "purveyor, carer" and the feminine name suffix a. This was the name of an obscure Gallo-Roman goddess of fertility, abundance and prosperity... [more]
RoßliebmGerman (Rare, Archaic) German calque of Philipp as chosen by Philipp Wackernagel, derived from the Germanic name elements hros "horse" (with modernised spelling) and lieb "kind, dear".
RosslynfEnglish (Rare) Either a variant of Roslyn or, in more recent times, an adoption of the name of Rosslyn Chapel in the Scottish village of Roslin which became famous overnight thanks to the publication of Holy Blood, Holy Grail by Baigent, Leigh and Lincoln in 1982 (and again two decades later when it featured in Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code (2003)).... [more]
RossomItalian Italian form of Russus. A known bearer of this name was Rosso Fiorentino, an Italian painter from late medieval times.
RostevanmLiterature, Georgian (Rare) Georgian sources state that this name is of Persian origin and means "straight, righteous" as well as "wise, sage" and "truthful". This should connect the name to Middle Persian rāst meaning "true, straight, direct" and rastīh meaning "truth", which have evolved into modern Persian as respectively راست (râst) and راستی (râsti).... [more]