A Spanish, Portuguese and French surname, Rosario comes from the Latin term ‘rosarium’ which means a rose garden. The spelling variations for Rosario include Rosarius, Rossario, Rosarini, Rossary and Rosaria. In England there is a couple locations for Rosario families settling in the country, mostly in Middlesex, the city of London and Lancashire. In France the Rosario surname originated in the Dauphine region. The Rosario surname is popular in Italy and located mostly in the northern region. From Spain and France many Rosario families resettled in the 18th and 19th centuries in French New Orleans, the Canary Islands, in Puerto Rico, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Columbia and the Philippines. Within the United States the Rosario families are mostly in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, New Mexico, California, Colorado, New York, Michigan, Washington, Oregon and New Jersey. Famous: Mel Gregorio Rosario (professional baseball player), Victor Rosario (professional baseball player), Nelson Ricardo Rosario (champion football player), Santiago Rosario (professional baseball player) and Dwayne de Rosario (footballer player).