Rising Roses

The “Rose” namegroup saw its highest use in the first half of the 20th century and its lowest use in the early to mid-2000s.  It seems to be back on track, making significant gains over the past few years, although its numbers are still low compared to its heyday in the 1910s and 1920s.  I’m guessing that several of these names will crack the top 200 within the next five years or so.

These are the most popular Rose names in 2014.  Rosie, with a 43% gain over 2014, is moving up fastest, but Rose and Rosalie have the highest number of uses and are also moving up quickly.

37.52% 1686 ROSE Rose 1678 Roze 8
39.01% 1411 ROSALIE Rosalee 209 Rosalei 5 Rosaleigh 40 Rosali 11 Rosalie 1047 Rosaly 23 Rosealee 10 Roselee 15 Roselie 15 Rosely 17 Rosilee 6 Rozalie 8 Rozalee 5
26.23% 977 ROSELYN Rosalin 15 Rosalyn 268 Rosalynn 102 Rosalynne 9 Rosealyn 5 Rosealynn 7 Roselin 26 Roselyn 336 Roselynn 109 Roselynne 9 Rosellen 5 Rosilyn 5 Rosilynn 5 Rosselyn 13 Rozalin 5 Rozalyn 32 Rozalynn 14 Rozelyn 7 Rozilyn 5
10.89% 550 ROSEMARY Rosemary 529 Rosmery 21
3.16% 489 ROSA Rosa 473 Roza 16
42.70% 401 ROSIE Rosy 45 Rosey 14 Rosie 324 Rosi 13 Rozie 5
38.75% 401 ROSLYN Roslin 10 Roslyn 187 Roslynn 47 Rosslyn 23 Rosslynn 5 Rozlin 8 Rozlyn 67 Rozlynn 49 Rozzlyn 5

Here are some less popular choices.  The number on the left indicates number of uses in 2014, while the number in parentheses represents number of uses in 2012.  It’s too soon to tell what these names will do, but Rosalind seems like a good candidate for a modern comeback.

163 (120) ROSALIA Rosalea 10 Rosaleah 8 Rosalia 119 Rosaliyah 5 Roselia 6 Rozalia 15
136 (106) Rosemarie 136
119 (81) ROSALINA Rosalena 11 Rosalina 96 Roselena 6 Roselina 6
116 (94) ROSANNA Rosanna 77 Rosana 10 Roseanna 29
108 (101) Rosalinda 108
100 (72) Rosalind 100
73 (51) ROSALINE Rosaleen 20 Rosaline 32 Roseleen 6 Roseline 15
60 (50) Rosabella 60
55 (52) ROSELLA Rosella 50 Rozella 5
50 (41) ROSABELLE Rosabel 9 Rosabell 8 Rosabelle 23 Rosibel 10
49 (40) Rosetta 49
31 (17) ROSANNE Rosanne 11 Roseann 11 Roseanne 9

 

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