Name: Ross

Origin and Meaning of the Name Ross

  • Meaning:
    Bluff or Cliff
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (rawss)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Ross)
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Miscellaneous Info for Ross

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Ross is a region of north Scotland. The Ross Ice Shelf is the largest ice shelf in Antarctica, it was named after Captain James Ross who discovered it in 1841. It was the place where James Scott and his party died, having failed to become the first people to reach the South Pole.

    Ross Noble is an English comedian. In the American sitcom 'Friends', Ross Geller was the palaeontologist.

    Ross is a fairly popular name in Scotland - it was #26 there in 2006.

Similar Names to Ross for Boys & Girls

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