Saturday, August 27, 2011


Today's name: Rosaria (female)
A variation of Rosario (male, but is used for girls, too)

Potential nicknames: Ro, Rose, Rosie, Rosa, Aria, Ari, Sara, Sari, Saria

Pronunciation: row-ZAHR-ee-yah, ro-SAHR-ee-ah

Origin: (1) Italian, derived from the Latin rosarium, meaning "rosary, crown, garland of roses." (2) Italian, the feminine form of il rosario, meaning the rosary. (3) Spanish, from the phrase "Nuestra Senora del Rosario," the Virgin Mary, our Rose Lady.

Fun fact: (1) Rosaria has a "name day," which is October 7, with St. Rosario. (2) This name may be given in honor of the Virgin Mary, who is sometimes referred to as "The Blessed Virgin of the Rosary."

Popularity: According to the Social Security Administration, there were a total of 6 babies born with the name Rosaria in 2010 and 12 in 2011.


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