Rocío

Gender: Feminine
Origin: Spanish
Meaning: “dew”
Sp (roh-THEE-o); Lat Am Sp (roh-SEE-oh)

The name comes directly from the Spanish word for dew and was originally used in reference to an epithet of the Virgin Mary, María del Rocío (Mary of the Dew).

La Virgen El Rocío is a famous shrine found in Almonte Spain, where each year, a famous procession is held for a birch carved statue of the Virgin Mary known as María del Rocío. The procession attracts at least one million people a year.

The name is currently the 16th most popular female name in Argentina, (2009).

Its rankings in other countries are as follows:

  • # 29 (Spain, 2010)
  • # 34 (Chile, 2010)
  • # 72 (Catalonia, 2010)

 

Dögg

Gender: Feminine
Origin: Icelandic
Meaning: “dew”
(DEHWG) the O is akin to the eu sound in Fleur or the ea in learn, an easy way to pronounce this name is to say the name Doug with your lips a bit rounded.

In recent years, due to its one syllable sound, the name has become a common middle name option for Icelandic parents.

As of July 2007, only 46 women in Iceland had this as first name, while 1,346 had it as a middle name.

Shabnam

Gender: Feminine
Origin: Farsi/Persian
Meaning: “dew”
(SHAHB-nahm)

The meaning of dew is used to describe dew drops on a flower or plant. The name is a popular name in Iran and is used in Pakistan as well.

Rositsa

Gender: Feminine
Origin: Bulgarian
Meaning: “dew; dewey.”
(roh-SEET-sah)
Росица

The name is derived from the Bulgarian word rosa meaning “dew.”

Rositsa has a become a prevalent female name, a patriotic name, it is also the name of one of the major rivers which run through Bulgaria.

Rosa itself is also used as a name, both in reference to the Bulgarian word and it is also used as a form of Rose.

Diminutives include Roska and Rositska.

(upper left, River Rositsa).

Rasa

Gender: feminine
Origin: Lithuanian/Latvian
Meaning: “dew”
(RAH-sah)

The name is an ancient Lithuanian name associated with the daughter of the goddess Kupole. She was revered as the goddess of summer greenage and summer flowers.

The name is currently very popular in Lithuania. Rasuolė is another form.

Interestingly enough, it can also be a Hindi name meaning “flavor; essence.”

In Lithuania, the designated name-day is February 25/June 20, in Latvia it is April 9.