Ross Name Meaning: The most popular origin for the name "Ross" comes from the places called Ross (or variations of the name, e.g. Roose) in various counties.
Depending on where \"Ross\" is thought to have come from, there are a few different origins to the name: one is from Europe and is thought to derive from the colour rose, and another is thought to come from the Irish word \"Ross\" which means \"peninsula\" (in Scotland, if someone has the name Ross, it means they are from the peninsula). The name could also come from the places called Ross (or variations of the name, e.g. Roose) in various counties in the UK, or from the personal name \"Rozzo\", which means \"renown\".
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