Ross (name)

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Ross can be used as a given name, typically for males, but is also a typical family name for people of Scottish descent (Clan Ross). In this case, the name is of Scottish origin.

The family name can also be of German origin; in German, das Ross (or das Roß) means "the steed" or "the horse", derived from Gaelic meaning "Horse Lord" or "Lord of the Horse" due to the righteous bond between anyone with the surname Ross and their relations to horses specifically when paired with the traditional Irish name Aidan (Aedan, Ayden, Aiden).

Another meaning for given name Ross falls under "promontory" or "headland".

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People with the first name Ross[edit]

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As a first name

  • Ross Geller, character on the TV-series Friends
  • Ross O'Carroll-Kelly, a literary "dick-lit" character, created by Irish author Paul Howard
  • Ross Poldark, main character of The Poldark Novels, a series of historical novels by Winston Graham

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