Origin of the name ROSITA.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name ROSITA.
diminutive form of Latin Rosa
(q.v.), meaning "little rose." The Italians have Rosina,
the French Rosine. (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884)
... I am afraid that this letter
which I am writing you to-day will not be a very lively one, for I have
had a sober time since my return, having had Angelina ill again, and her
husband away, and no one with her but Rosita, the pretty
excitable South American niece of whom I wrote you from Bassano, and who
brought such an element of gaiety into our quiet life there, that I felt
myself quite lost for a while... (The Works of John Ruskin,
Ruskin, v.32, 1907)