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Origin: British
Meaning: Wood

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Ross

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Ross in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Ross:

  • Records indicate that 79,764 boys in the United States have been named Ross since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1985, when 1,887 people in the U.S. were given the name Ross. Those people are now 35 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Ross

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      8 Positive Comments

  • "My mother gave me the name Ross in the late 50's because she liked the name. It was not popular and we where of Scottish decent." Sep. 30, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Ross (2006)after my grandfather. We love the name so much, however we also call him "Rossi" like the famous motorbike racer. It is a manly name." Jun. 27, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was named Ross 60years ago because of my scotish background .I have allways liked it and have never had a problem with it but loved ones allso call me Rosco with affection. More power to the Ross's" Aug. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name. it reminds me of Ross on "friends" and he is my fav character on that show and i looove that show (=" Feb. 1, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am the only Ross in my school too, which makes me feel pretty cool. I have Scottish ancestors who took over the Ross lands, which is ironicımy parents didn't know that when they named me Ross. I like that it's a unique name, not used often, and I could have had a different name, but this one's pretty cool because I'm the only person I know with this name. I was named for a friend of my grandparents who was very important to them." Jan. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is named Ross and it is the best name we could have chosen. He is seven now and the only Ross in the elementary school he attends. This makes him feel very special. It as also an easy name to spell for everyone. Great name for any child learning to spell and write their name. Also nice becuse it can't be shortened into a nick name" Jan. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Names Ross and its a great name - very Scottish - long live the ross'" Jun. 17, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Classic name. Our oldest son was named Ross in 1992." Feb. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "My name is Ross and i smell. i am also from chandler....oklahoma. ya" Aug. 18, 2009: Report as inappropriate

      6 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Ross. I was born in 2006 and my great grandfather's name was Ross. My father's side of the family is from Scottish descent. Our family actually owned the Duffus castle in Scotland a long time ago. It is now a tourist attraction." Apr. 11, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Middle name is Ross and I'm a girl, my mom picked it because it's my dad's middle name too and my nanie's maiden name. I hated having a "boys" middle name growing up but now I love having a family name and it's unique too!" Feb. 17, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son after my cousin Ross.I loved it from the get go and always planned on Ross as his name. It is a fantastic name. Not very common." Jan. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Ross is the chosen name for my unborn son. I like it and ironically it is my in-law's maiden name." Jun. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My friend wanted me to check this name out and ya i'm commenting it" Jan. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "it's my name. people often mispronounces it to rose. misspellings include roos, ros, rose, rohs, rosh and russ. I pronounce it as "ro-hs". I met 2 people named ross, they were both born in the 1980s." Oct. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

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