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Italian Baby Names

English translation/equivalent: Rosa, Rose

Origin: One of the many affectionate names and greetings formed from flowers, originating in Italy during the Middle Ages. This name has given rise to many compound names, such as Mariarosa, Rosanna, and others.

Name Day/Onomastico: August 23—in honor of St. Rose of Santa Maria di Lima (died 1617).

Guide to Italian Baby Names


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