Rosemary name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Girl
Origin: German, Latin and English
Usage: English, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Pronunciation: r(o)-sema-ry
Meaning: Mary and Dew of the Sea
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What does Rosemary mean?

Widespread and Perpetual Rosemary has its origin in German, English and Latin languages bestowed upon both boys and girls, Rosemary means "Bitter Rose or Dew of the Sea" is principally used in Finnish, English, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish.

Rosemary is German cognate of Rosemary that isforeign. Also Rosemary is English form of Rosemarie. The name is celebrated on August 23rd.

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How do I pronounce Rosemary?

r(o)-sema-ry is the most common way to pronounce three syllabled Rosemary. ros(e)-mary or rowz-mare-ee are another way(s) to say the name.

Variants of Rosemary

Rose Mary, Rosemarie, Romi, Rosamaria, Romy

Names that rhyme with Rosemary

How popular is the name Rosemary?

a popular name in United States having over 156950 recievers in 182 years of usage. Recently the moniker is on a rise, in 1946, it ranked 74th when 4542 parents chose the moniker for their baby girls.

Additionally, the moniker has been in the top 100 baby names 20 times A common name in England and Wales with over 1742 new-borns have been given the name since 1996.

Presently the name is rising, in 1996, the moniker grabbed the 260th spot and 144 baby girls were given the name. Also, Rosemary used to be a common name in New South Wales, first appeared in 1952 and over 1839 babies have been given the name in 13 years.

When at its peak in 1953,. After 13 years of usage, the name has fallen out of the charts.

Rosemary is a familiar baby name in Ireland, it has been in use since 1964 and was able to reach the top 100 names.

In 1965, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 69 on girl names chart when 92 babies were given the name Rosemary. There are over 1650 babies that have been given the name Rosemary in Ireland.

Also, during its short run of just 6 years in Queensland, it had made it to the top 100 names. In 1960, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 66 on girl names chart when 53 babies were given the name Rosemary.

Over 284 people have been named Rosemary in Queensland.

Rosemary is an uncommon baby name in France, although it has been in use since 1922 but could not make beyond the top 600.

Over 388 babies in France have been named Rosemary. However things change on global perspective, Rosemary is extremely popular in Nigeria where every 1 in 1000 have the name. Also the baby name is popular in Tanzania, Brazil, Uganda, England, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Kenya, Ghana, South Africa, Australia, Canada, Malawi, Sudan, Scotland, Philippines and Northern Ireland.

At least, 1040000 people around the globe have been given the name as per our estimate.

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Rosemary in Nordic countries

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Numerological analysis of Rosemary

Your wild side can't be tamed. You are used to tolerating people but maybe you should show them their place sometimes. You've come across many backstabbers in your life, so you can recognize when you see one. Number 3 as a personality no represents creativity, passion, extravagance, and positivity. All you care about is your satisfaction. If you have letter Y as your capstone, it reveals you love your freedom and avoid people who try to capture you or make you feel uncomfortable for living freely.

Other names similar to Rosemary, for soon-to-be-parents

  •  Honorata is used prevalently in Polish has origin in Latin bestowed upon girls, Honorata means "Honor"
  •  Noëlle - Widespread girl name Noëlle means "Born on Christmas or Born on Christmas". Its origin is in Hebrew and Latin is used majorly in French
  •  Ledocricia - The Ledocricia has its origin in Latin, Ledocricia means "He Who Wins"
  •  Markos - Atypical Markos largely is used in Greek is a boy name. Its origin is in Latin, meaning of Markos is "Dedicated to Mars (The Roman God of War)"
  •  Corinthian - Uncustomary Corinthian primarily is used in English aimed at both boys and girls, meaning of Corinthian is "Of Corinth" is originated from Latin

Famous people named Rosemary

  • Rosemary LaBianca,
  • Rosemary Willis, close witness during the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy
  • Rosemary Nelson, prominent human rights solicitor
  • Rosemary Conley, English businesswoman
  • Rosemary Tonks, English poet and author
  • Rosemary Hawley Jarman, English novelist and writer of short stories
  • Rosemary Davies, American actress
  • Rosemary Edghill, American writer and editor
  • Rosemary Nicols, British actress
  • Rosemary Sassoon, expert of handwriting
  • Rosemary Foot, FBA {{Citation
  • Rosemary Banks, former New Zealand diplomat
  • Rosemary Haughton, British-born Roman Catholic lay theologian
  • Rosemary Verey, internationally known English garden designer
  • Rosemary Rapaport, violinist and music teacher
  • Rosemary Radford Ruether, American feminist scholar and Catholic theologian
  • Rosemary Firth, British social anthropologist
  • Rosemary Esehagu, Nigerian writer
  • Rosemary Pratt, Marchioness Camden, British socialite and artist
  • Rosemary Thompson, Vice President of Marketing
  • Rosemary S. J. Schraer, fifth chancellor of the University of California
  • Rosemary Rue, British physician and civil servant
  • Rosemary Clooney, American singer and actress
  • Rosemary Sutcliff, English novelist best known for children's books
  • Rosemary Brown, Canadian politician
  • Rosemary Brown, English composer
  • Rosemary Kennedy, oldest daughter born to Joseph P. Kennedy Sr
  • Rosemary McKenna, Scottish Labour Party politician
  • Rosemary Byrne, Scottish politician and co-convenor of Solidarity
  • Rosemary Forbes Kerry, American nurse, social activist
  • Rosemary Follett, former Australian politician
  • Rosemary Prinz, stage and television actress
  • Rosemary Vodrey, Canadian former politician in Manitoba, Canada
  • Rosemary Casals, former American professional tennis player
  • Rosemary Dempsey, a noted American Activist, has served many roles
  • Rosemary DeCamp, American radio, film, and television actress
  • Rosemary Mulligan, served as a Republican Party member of the Illinois House of Representatives for ten terms
  • Rosemary Barkett, Judge of the Iran–United States Claims Tribunal
  • Rosemary Murphy, American actress of stage, film, and television
  • Rosemary Harris, English-born actress
  • Rosemary Crowley, former Labor Senator for South Australia
  • Rosemary Kyburz, Member of the Queensland State Parliament as the Liberal Member for Salisbury
  • Rosemary Leach, British stage, television and film actress
  • Rosemary Lassig, Australian breaststroke swimmer of the 1960s
  • Rosemary Martin, English actress, born in Birmingham
  • Rosemary Radcliffe, Canadian comic actress, writer
  • Rosemary Beresford, American figure skater
  • Rosemary Wells, American writer and illustrator of children's books
  • Rosemary McAuliffe, Democratic politician
  • Rosemary Anne Sisson in The Black Cauldron as Writer
  • Rosemary Bertrand in Decoy as Actress
  • Rosemary Lepre in Failure to Launch as Costume and Wardrobe Department
  • Rosemary Blight in The Sapphires as Producer
  • Rosemary Theby in The Fatal Glass of Beer as Actress
  • Rosemary Miller in Walk on the Grass as Actress
  • Rosemary La Planche in Strangler of the Swamp as Actress
  • Rosemary Smith in A Scandal in Belgravia as Actress
  • Rosemary Johnston in Earth Girls Are Easy as Stunts
  • Rosemary Sowby in Playboy of the Western World as Actress
  • Actor Rosemary Ames, known for movie Our Little Girl
  • In 1916, Rosemary Dean played the role of Milly Beal in drama flick The Clarion.
  • In 1972 mystery, thriller flick, L'occhio nel labirinto, Rosemary Dexter played Julie.
  • In 2008, Rosemary Dunsmore characterized the role of Wanda in comedy, fantasy flick The Baby Formula.
  • In 1945 musical, western movie, Sing Me a Song of Texas, Rosemary Lane portrayed Laurie Lang.
  • In 1988, Rosemary Moore played the role of Mrs. Streck in comedy movie Landlord Blues.
  • In 2001, Rosemary Gore portrayed the role of Alice Walker in drama and horror flick Fear of the Dark.
  • In 2001, Rosemary Alexander played the role of Mother in thriller flick Patient.
  • In 2015, Rosemary Spurlin characterized the role of Momma in drama film Coping Mechanisms.


  1. Social Security Administration,
  2. Office for National Statistics,
  3. Central Statistics Office - An Phríomh-Oifig Staidrimh,
  4. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques,
  5. Sociale Verzekeringsbank,
  6. Queensland Government - Open Data Portal,
  7. NSW Government,
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