- Rocío (roh-SEE-oh, Spanish)--"dew"
- Rosabel (ROHZ-ah-bel, English)--Italian is Rosabella.
- Rosalba (roh-ZAHL-bah, Italian)--"white rose"
- Rosalia (roh-zah-LEE-ah, Italian, Spanish)--Other forms include Rosália (roh-SAHL-yah, Portuguese) & Rozalia (roh-zah-LEE-ah, German; roh-ZAHL-yah, Polish)
- Rosaria (roh-ZAHR-yah, Italian)--"rosary". Other forms include Rosario (Spanish) & Rosaire (French).
- Rosaura (roh-SOW-rah, Spanish)--from Latin, "golden rose"
- Rosella (roh-ZEL-lah, Italian)--French form is Roselle.
- Roselore (roh-zeh-LOH-reh, German)--combination of Rosa & Eleonore.
- Rosenda (roh-SEN-dah, Spanish)--from Germanic, "famous path"
- Rosette (roh-ZET, French)--Italian is Rosetta.
- Rosilda (roh-ZEEL-dah, Italian)
- Rósinkara (ROH-seen-kah-rah, Icelandic)
- Rositsa (roh-SEETZ-ah, Bulgarian)--"little rose". Also spelled Rosica.
- Rosine (roh-ZEEN, French)--Italian form is Rosina.
- Rósný (ROHS-nee, Icelandic)--"new rose"
- Rossana (rohs-SAH-nah, Italian)--form of Roxana.
- Roswitha (rohs-VEE-tah, German, Dutch)--from Germanic, "famous strength". Also spelled Roswita.
- Rozenn (ROH-zen, Breton)
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Usual Nickname, Unexpected Name--Rose
Rose, of course, is perfectly fine on its own. But, as Rosalie regains popularity, it may pave the way for other Rose-names. Everyone knows the usual English picks--Rosalind/Rosalyn, Rosamund, Rosemary--but there's so much more!