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Girl Name: Rosario

Name: Rosario
Pronunciation: \r(o)-sa-rio\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl (Rosario's also a boy name)
Meaning: rosary
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Charo, Rose
Sounds Like: Roser, Rosaura
Similar Names: Rosai, Rosalie, Rosalia, Rosanie, Rosmarie
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 598
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 820


Rosario \r(o)-sa-rio\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Rosario), is pronounced roe-ZAR-ee-oh. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Rosario is "rosary". Among Spanish-speaking Roman Catholics, this name is derived from a title given to the Virgin Mary "Our Lady of the Rosary". It refers to the rosary (Spanish "as el rosario"), a chain of beads used by Catholics for their devotion.

For more information, see also related names Charo and Rose.

Baby names that sound like Rosario are Roser and Rosaura. Other similar baby names are Rosai, Rosalie, Rosalia, Rosanie and Rosmarie.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Rosario.


Rosario is a very popular first name for women (#598 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#820 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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