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Origin & Meaning

The name Ross is of Scottish origin.

The meaning of Ross is "from the peninsula".  

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "rowan".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 1060 in baby name popularity for boys with 184 occurrences.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

View the Ross Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Ross has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Ross to other names.


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Related Names

The names Rossalyn, Rosselyn, Rosslyn, Rosslynn are all forms of Ross.

Other Tidbits

Ross falls into the landform name category.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Ross in American Sign Language?

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Be creative with the name Ross.

Just for fun, see the name Ross in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

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Names Like This

English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.