Rost Name Meaning

nickname for a red-haired person, from Middle High German rost ‘rust’. metonymic occupational name for a limeburner or blacksmith, from Middle High German, Middle Low German rost ‘grate’, ‘grill’ or Middle High German rost(e) ‘fire’, ‘embers’, ‘pyre’, ‘grate’ (typically one for burning lime).

List of People with Surname Rost

According to our database, there are a total of 1,185 people with the surname Rost. Among these people surnamed Rost, there are about 339 unique names, with an average of 3 people who have the same name. Robert Rost, Michael Rost and Richard Rost are the top three most popular names from the list of people surnamed Rost, with 30, 24 and 24 people respectively.

Moreover, we found that Missouri has the largest number of people surnamed Rost, with a total of 88 people, and there are a total of 72 unique names among these people. California is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Rost, with a total of 93 people and an average of 72 unique names.