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Meaning and name origin

Rosalind \r(o)-sali-nd, ros(a)-lind\ as a girl's name is pronounced RAH-za-lind. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Rosalind is "gentle horse". Also possibly a 16th-century poetic creation by Spenser, which has the meaning "beautiful rose". Used as a given name since the mid-19th century. First Lady Rosalynn Carter; actress Rosalind Russell.


Rosalind has 41 variant forms: Ros, Rosaleen, Rosalen, Rosalin, Rosalina, Rosalinda, Rosalinde, Rosaline, Rosalinn, Rosalyn, Rosalynd, Rosalynda, Rosalynn, Rosanie, Roselin, Roselina, Roselind, Roselinda, Roselinde, Roseline, Roselinn, Roselyn, Roselynda, Roselynde, Rosina, Roslyn, Roslynn, Roslynne, Roz, Rozali, Rozalia, Rozalin, Rozalind, Rozalinda, Rozalynn, Rozalynne, Rozelin, Rozelind, Rozelinda, Rozelyn and Rozelynda.

For more information, see also related girl names Jocelyn, Roselaine, Roza and Rose.


Rosalind is a very popular first name for females (#642 out of 4276, Top 15%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Rosalind for girls. Rosalind reached its highest rank of #357 in the U.S. in 1940-1949. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Rosalind name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rosalind outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Rosalind and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jocelyn (#114), Rose (#194), Roselyn (#819), Rosalyn (#985), Rosina, Roslyn, Rosaline, Rosalina, Rosalind and Rosalinda. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jocelyn, Rosalina, Rosalind, Rosalinda, Rosaline, Rosalyn, Rose, Roselyn, Rosina, Roslyn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jocelyn, Rose outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Josalind, Rosalyne and Rozaline. These names tend to be less commonly used than Rosalind.