Ross

Ross - A very unique male name



  Feb 23,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Ross, meaning upland, peninsula, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #266. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Ross and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Ross? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Ross. The baby boy name Ross was given to 133 baby boys in 2012, ranking #1040 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 12,339 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Ross peaked in popularity 32 years ago in 1985 on position 147.



Famous with this name

Matt Ross
Charlotte Ross
Tracee Ellis Ross


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Ross is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Ross is currently topping the baby name charts in Ohio at position #442 - and is the least popular in New York at position #1,746.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Ross is where you live.


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Ross origin and meaning

Ross is a 4 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means upland, peninsula. To see famous people named Ross, pop culture references for the name Ross and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Ross

We've found the following names that sound similar to Ross, sorted by popularity.

Ricky / Rick / Rickey / Rex / Rocky / Rocco / Royce / Roscoe / Rickie / Reece /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121040
2011997
2010921
2009942
2008873
2007845
2006754
2005676
2004618
2003577
2002536
2001475
2000435
1999383
1998344
1997332
1996272
1995267
1994312
1993296
1992230
1991212
1990190
1989167
1988158
1987162
1986152
1985147
1984155
1983183
1982175
1981197
1980228
1979228
1978229
1977248
1976281
1975282
1974277
1973265
1972274
1971259
1970257
1969246
1968245
1967248
1966234
1965232
1964234
1963222
1962225
1961246
1960246
1959248
1958243
1957248
1956231
1955224
1954217
1953221
1952218
1951217
1950235
1949236
1948238
1947229
1946237
1945243
1944240
1943241
1942240
1941245
1940268
1939244
1938247
1937248
1936239
1935262
1934257
1933258
1932262
1931257
1930248
1929277
1928253
1927269
1926247
1925233
1924232
1923222
1922232
1921248
1920229
1919216
1918216
1917218
1916232
1915227
1914221
1913217
1912242
1911241
1910266

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Ohio442
Iowa492
Louisiana534
Mississippi551
Kentucky623
Indiana663
Georgia679
North Carolina855
Pennsylvania910
New Jersey1060
Texas1125
California1332
Illinois1501
Florida1548
New York1746

Even more about Ross


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Ross a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Ross?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1985
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Ross
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 12,339
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +133

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