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Gender: male
Pronunciation: ROSS
Meaning: wood, red, rose-colored, peninsula, from the peninsula
Related Names: Rose, Rosse, Rossell, Rossiter, Rosston, Roz

Length: 4 Gender: {{#if male



Rank in 2000s: 586


Name: ross Origin: English,,, [[Origin::origin:German]], [[Category:origin:German Names]], [[Category:origin:German Given Names]], Irish,,, Scottish,,, French,,, Gaelic,, Meaning (no case): wood, red, rose-colored, peninsula, from the peninsula

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The name Ross has different origins depending on where the name is thought to have come from; Ross has two routes, one a Germanic/French route and the other a Gaelic/Celtic/Welsh route. In mainland Europe, the name Ross is thought to have stemmed from being of the color red or rose/pink. A completely independent stem is the Irish root which has the name Ross meaning 'peninsula'; for Scottish people, someone named Ross is someone who is from the peninsula. These two unrelated routes are both historically accurate.


Below, you can see the descending popularity of the given name Ross in a short number of years. The name was most popular in America in the 1980s, when it ranked 174th.

United States Popularity of the boy's name Ross in the 21st Century:

  • Year: 2006 Rank:747th
  • Year: 2005 Rank:678th
  • Year: 2004 Rank:614th
  • Year: 2003 Rank:587th
  • Year: 2002 Rank:537th
  • Year: 2001 Rank:476th
  • Year: 2000 Rank:436th[1]

Scotland Popularity of the boy's name Ross in the 21st Century:

  • Year: 2006 Rank:26th
  • Year: 2005 Rank:25th
  • Year: 2004 Rank:18th
  • Year: 2003 Rank:15th
  • Year: 2002 Rank:9th
  • Year: 2001 Rank:9th
  • Year: 2000 Rank:11th[1]

The boy's name Ross is also exceedingly popular in Ireland, Britain, Australia and Canada.


Ross is also a common last name. Famous people with the last name Ross include:

  • Diana Ross: singer and entertainer
  • Betsy Ross: central figure in early American history, from Philadelphia
  • Ronald Ross won the Nobel Prize for medicine in 1902
  • Anne Ross is an author
  • Connie Ross is a professional golfer

A few interesting tidbits:

  • Diana Ross named her son Ross
  • Ross Perot also named his son Ross[1]


  • Ross is one of the beloved characters of the winning sitcom FRIENDS. This goofy, lovable character was played for 10 seasons by David Schwimmer.
  • Ross was a minor character in the play Macbeth by Shakespeare
  • Danny Ross was a character on Law and Order
  • Ross University is a university in the Caribbean with medical and veterinary schools.




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Author: Rachel Hanson

Facts about RossRDF feed
Gender male  +
Length 4  +
Meaning wood, red, rose-colored, peninsula, from the peninsula  +
Meaningnc wood, red, rose-colored, peninsula, from the peninsula  +
Name ross  +
Origin English  +, Irish  +, Scottish  +, French  +, and Gaelic  +
Popularity 3  +
Pronunciation ROSS  +
Rank in 2000s 586  +
Related Rose  +, Rosse  +, Rossell  +, Rossiter  +, Rosston  +, and Roz  +
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