Rose 1English, French, German, Jewish Means "rose" from Middle English, Old French and Middle High German rose, all from Latin rosa. All denote a person of a rosy complexion or a person who lived in an area abundant with roses. As a Jewish surname it is ornamental, from Yiddish רויז (roiz).
RossiItalian Derived from a nickname for a red-haired person, from Italian rosso, Latin russus meaning "red". This is the most common surname in Italy.
RothGerman, Jewish From Middle High German rot meaning "red". It was originally a nickname for a person with red hair.
RothenbergGerman, Jewish From Middle High German rot meaning "red" and berg meaning "mountain". As a Jewish name it may be ornamental.
RothschildJewish From Middle High German rot "red" and schilt "shield", or Yiddish רויט (roit) and שילד (shild). The famous Rothschild family of bankers took their name from a house with a red shield on it.
RouxFrench Derived from Old French ros meaning "red", from Latin russus, a nickname for a red-haired person.
RubioSpanish Nickname for a person with red hair, from Latin rubeus"red".
RussellEnglish From a Norman French nickname that meant "little red one", perhaps originally describing a person with red hair.
ScarlettEnglish Denoted a person who sold or made clothes made of scarlet, a kind of cloth, possibly derived from Persian سقرلاط (saghrelat).
VörösHungarian Means "red" in Hungarian, referring to a person with red hair or face.
VossGerman From Middle Low German vos meaning "fox". It was originally a nickname for a clever person or a person with red hair.
WiśniewskiPolish From the name of various Polish towns named Wiśniewo, derived from Polish wiśnia meaning "sour cherry".
ZhuChinese From Chinese 朱 (zhū) meaning "vermilion red, cinnabar" and also referring to the ancient state of Zhu, which existed in what is now Shandong province. This was the surname of the emperors of the Ming dynasty.