What does Rosalind mean?
Rosalind [ros-alind] as a girls' 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 variants: 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.Creative forms:
(female) Raealind, Ranalind, ..
(male) Rosland, Rosrid, .. Middle name pairings:
Rosalind Eleanora (R.E.), ..
How popular is Rosalind?
Rosalind is a very prominent first name for females (#642 out of 4276, Top 15%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Rosalind reached its apex rank of #345 in the U.S. in the 1940s, and is at #1536 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular related forms of Rosalind (#1536 the previous year) ranked in the Top 2000 are Rose (#166 the previous year), Roselyn (#732), Rosalyn (#1134), Roslyn (#1311), Rosalina (#1553), Rosalynn (#1599), Rosalinda, Rosina, Rosaline and Roseline. These relations of Rosalind were popular as baby names a century ago (average #1112) and have become much less widespread since (#1457, ▼84%), with versions such as Rosina becoming somewhat outmoded. Rose is more ubiquitous than the rest, although Roselyn seems to be becoming a favorite too.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Coralin, Coralina, Coraline▲, Donaline, Doralina, Josaline, Josalyn, Josalynn, Joselina, Joseline, Josilin, Josiline, Joslin, Josline, Jossalin, Jossline, Orsalina, Orsaline, Roeline, Roline, Rollina, Rolline, Romaine, Rosai, Rosal, Rosalba, Rosalee, Rosaley, Rosalia, Rosalie▲, Rosalyne, Rosamond, Rosamonde, Rosamund, Rosamunda, Rosana, Rosanna▼, Rosanne▼, Rosario, Roselia, Rosellen, Roselynn, Rosemond, Rosine, Rosmund, Royalene, Royalina, Royalyn, Rozalie, Rozalyn, Rozamond (see Rosamond), Rozamund (see Rosamond), Rozlyn, Rozlynn, Yoslina and Yosline. These names tend to be less frequently used than Rosalind.See names in meaning and etymology.