What does Rosalind mean?
Rosalind \r(o)-sali-nd, ros(a)-lind\ 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.
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)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Rosalind for girls. Rosalind was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its apex rank of #357 in the U.S. during 1940-1949, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Popular related forms of Rosalind ranked in the Top 1000 are Rose (#194 the previous year), Roselyn (#819), Rosalyn (#985), Rosina, Roslyn, Rosalinda, Rosalina and Rosaline. These girl names were at the height of their popularity during the years 1920-1929 (usage of 0.3357%) and have become much less widespread since (usage 0.1113%, down 66.8%), with versions such as Rosalind, Rosalinda, Roslyn, Rosina and Rosalyn becoming somewhat outmoded. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the girl name Rosalind and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A suggested similar baby name is Rosalyne. This name tends to be less frequently used than Rosalind.