Rosemary is the name of an herb which can be used as an essential oil or in cooking, and symbolizes remembrance. It gets its name from Latin ros marinus meaning “dew of the sea”, apparently because it thrives near the sea. It could also be used as a combination of Rose and Mary.
Nicknames: Rose, Rosie/Rosy, Romy/Romey/Rommy, Mary
Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Hebrew, Ancient Egyptian, Persian, Germanic
- Rosemarie (English, German)
- Rosemaria (English)
- Rosmarinus (Latin)