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Ross Name Popularity

How popular is the name Ross? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 264 45 0.0128%
1911 241 73 0.0196%
1912 240 171 0.0339%
1913 218 255 0.045%
1914 221 323 0.0463%
1915 227 406 0.0447%
1916 232 421 0.0436%
1917 218 473 0.0473%
1918 216 542 0.0505%
1919 216 541 0.0517%
1920 229 519 0.0467%
1921 248 480 0.0419%
1922 232 547 0.0491%
1923 222 554 0.0495%
1924 232 555 0.0478%
1925 233 526 0.0465%
1926 247 493 0.0448%
1927 270 410 0.037%
1928 254 455 0.0425%
1929 275 364 0.0351%
1930 250 467 0.0447%
1931 253 417 0.0423%
1932 261 389 0.0394%
1933 258 378 0.0406%
1934 257 401 0.0415%
1935 262 385 0.0396%
1936 239 443 0.046%
1937 248 425 0.0431%
1938 247 438 0.0428%
1939 245 443 0.0436%
1940 268 396 0.0373%
1941 246 479 0.0426%
1942 240 525 0.0416%
1943 241 559 0.0428%
1944 240 530 0.0428%
1945 243 514 0.0421%
1946 237 625 0.0424%
1947 229 756 0.0453%
1948 239 693 0.0434%
1949 236 725 0.0451%
1950 235 751 0.0466%
1951 217 861 0.0508%
1952 218 890 0.051%
1953 221 893 0.0505%
1954 217 982 0.0537%
1955 224 1,009 0.0549%
1956 231 982 0.052%
1957 248 924 0.048%
1958 242 1,007 0.0533%
1959 248 1,009 0.0531%
1960 246 1,023 0.054%
1961 246 999 0.0529%
1962 225 1,119 0.061%
1963 222 1,119 0.0623%
1964 234 1,006 0.0572%
1965 232 960 0.0587%
1966 234 893 0.0572%
1967 247 783 0.0516%
1968 245 826 0.055%
1969 245 845 0.0548%
1970 257 856 0.0538%
1971 258 833 0.0554%
1972 273 674 0.0495%
1973 265 687 0.053%
1974 277 646 0.0497%
1975 284 643 0.05%
1976 281 645 0.05%
1977 247 806 0.0598%
1978 229 883 0.0657%
1979 229 980 0.0695%
1980 228 1,020 0.0698%
1981 197 1,223 0.0832%
1982 176 1,456 0.0974%
1983 183 1,331 0.0902%
1984 155 1,745 0.1173%
1985 147 1,885 0.1242%
1986 152 1,766 0.117%
1987 162 1,656 0.1085%
1988 158 1,763 0.1131%
1989 167 1,780 0.1103%
1990 190 1,600 0.0965%
1991 212 1,437 0.0882%
1992 229 1,255 0.0786%
1993 295 911 0.0584%
1994 312 806 0.0525%
1995 266 1,029 0.0683%
1996 272 1,003 0.067%
1997 331 759 0.0513%
1998 344 759 0.0507%
1999 383 641 0.0428%
2000 435 518 0.0339%
2001 475 459 0.0305%
2002 535 378 0.0252%
2003 577 336 0.0221%
2004 617 303 0.0199%
2005 675 264 0.0173%
2006 749 233 0.0149%
2007 833 202 0.0128%
2008 857 195 0.0126%
2009 917 166 0.0111%
2010 899 171 0.0119%
2011 961 146 0.0102%
2012 991 136 0.0095%
2013 987 135 0.0095%
2014 1,103 108 0.0074%
2015 1,084 113 0.0078%
2016 1,010 134 0.0093%
2017 1,064 112 0.008%
2018 1,156 93 0.0068%
2019 1,293 71 0.0052%

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What names are variants of Ross?

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Rosse

Headland, cape

Scottish

Rossell

Headland, cape

Scottish

Rossiter

Headland, cape

Scottish

Rosston

Headland, cape

Scottish


What names sound like Ross?

If you like how Ross sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Ross.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Ras

To love

Latin

Rees

Enthusiasm

Welsh

Rhys

Enthusiasm

Welsh

Ries

Of the sea

Latin

Russ

Little red

French

Russo

Little red-haired one

French


What names are similar to Ross?

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Roscoe

Deer wood

Scandinavian


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