|Meaning:||wood, red, rose-colored, peninsula, from the peninsula|
|Related Names:||Rose, Rosse, Rossell, Rossiter, Rosston, Roz|
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ORIGIN AND HISTORY
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
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
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:
- 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.
- Ross Wilson (Pro Gamer)
- Ross Bagdasarian (pianist, songwriter and actor)
- Ross Perot was a US presidential candidate
- Ross Noble (comedian)
- Ross Mathews is a TV personality
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Author: Rachel Hanson
|Meaning||wood, red, rose-colored, peninsula, from the peninsula +|
|Meaningnc||wood, red, rose-colored, peninsula, from the peninsula +|
|Origin||English +, Irish +, Scottish +, French +, and Gaelic +|
|Rank in 2000s||586 +|
|Related||Rose +, Rosse +, Rossell +, Rossiter +, Rosston +, and Roz +|