Origin:Latin
Popularity:760
Meaning:Dew of the sea
Rosemary is a girl's name from the Latin Rosmarinus, meaning "dew of the sea." Rosemary is a combination of the names Rose and Mary in English and shares its name with the fragrant herb Rosmarinus officinalis, the emblem of remembrance. The rosemary herb earned its name from its salty texture and habit of thriving on the coast. It does not require much water, only needing the “dew of the sea” to survive in the humid Meditteranean climate. Rosemary is a delicious herb that adds flavor to dishes and is also a lush flowering plant you can grow at home. In Greek legend, rosemary was draped around goddess Aphrodite’s neck as she rose from the sea. This beautifully botanical title is considered old-fashioned to some, but Rosemary is undoubtedly a vintage-chic choice for baby.

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Source: Social Security Administration

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