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The first name 

Rose is a first name typically given to girls, but in rare cases also used as a boys name.

Rose – known and loved in the US!

The name Rose isn’t among the current fashionable names in our top 10 stats, but nonetheless, it’s still very popular and common. In our SmartGenius ranking of all girls names, Rose ranks 140. Recently, out of every 10,000 newborn girls, approximately 13 were named Rose. In total, there are currently 429,994 people – children, adults and seniors – named Rose living in the United States, which is approximately 0.13 % of the entire population.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name

What does the name 
Rose mean?

The first name Rose is based on the Latin word ‘rosa’ for ‘rose’. Similar names are Rosalie or Rosalia.

Why are roses the symbol of love? According to legend, the Greek goddess Aphrodite created the rose as a symbol of her love and passion.

Rose -
someone you can count on

Rose is the epitome of perseverance. Every year since first names have been registered in the U.S., parents have come up with the idea of naming their child Rose. This means that several girls named Rose have witnessed significant events such as the first Nobel Prize ceremony, the moon landing, the release of the first cell phone, or the turn of the millennium. The first name Rose has reached its best rank of #14 multiple times, most recently in 1913. The name has also been in the top 100 for many years. This makes Rose one of the most popular names of all time.

In years where the graph has no value, the name Rose was given less than five times or even none at all in the entire USA.

Rose in 2022 – still quite popular

Rose will be Rose. Like every other year, there have been newborns named Rose in 2022 – in fact 2,349 to be precise, confirming Rose as is still a very popular first name. In this most recent year for which US-wide statistics are available, the name ranked #116 among all girls‘ names. For comparison, the least popular year for this first name was 1997, when only 666 baby girls were named Rose.

Rose -
well known in all states of the USA, most popular in New York

There are only 537 different women’s names registered in every single state in the U.S., and Rose is one of them. However, Rose is not equally widespread in all states, but people in New York seem to particularly fancy this name – the 68,148 women called Rose who live here are 0,571% of all female residents and push their name up to #24, easily placing it in the top 100 most common female names in New York.

Rose has 4 letters 
and begins with an R

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter R is neither particularly common nor particularly rare as a first letter for girls' names: 4.1% of all common girls' names in the US begin with this letter. The most common first letters of girls' names are A and S, while X and U are the least common initials of girls' names.

With four letters, the name Rose is shorter than most other given names. In fact, only 5.5% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly four letters. Just 1.2% of all first names are even shorter, while 93% consist of more than four letters. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

Thus, it follows that if 4.1% of all girls' names start with an R, this initial letter occurs about as often as all 26 letters on average. And maybe interesting to know: Rebecca is the girls’ name starting with R, which is the most common of all.

Other names with 
R, o, s and e

If you take all the letters in the name Rose – R, o, s and e – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Ores or Eros.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Rose

If your name is Rose and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Rose

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Rose, you can simply say:





This is how the name Rose is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Rose in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.



You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Rose

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Rose is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.


Have you ever waved the name Rose

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.


Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Rose sounds like this: