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From the feminine names ROSE and MARY.

Associated with the herb “rosemary”, deriving from “Rosmarinus officinalis”, native to the Mediterranean territories.

The herb’s name derives from the Latin words “ros” and “marinus”, meaning “dew of the sea”. Rosemary’s flower may be white, purple, blue or pink.

It is associated with Aphrodite. Sources mention that when the Greek goddess of beauty, love and pleasure emerged from the sea, she was covered in rosemary.

Other forms of the name are: Rosemarie, Romy, Romie.

Famous bearers are Rosemary Clooney, Romy Schneider, Rosemary Harris, Rosemary Forsyth, Rosemary Murphy, Rosemary Theby, Rosemary Rogers, Rosemary Rice, Romy Rosemont.

Rosemary Clooney, singer and actress, recorded for the first time in 1946.

She became popular in early 1950’s with her hit “Come on-a my house”, by Ross Bagdasarian and William Saroyan. The melody was based on an Armenian folk song and reached #1 on the Billboard charts.


Film actress Romy (Rosemarie) Schneider, had an astonishing career, working with some of the most notable directors and actors in Europe.