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Meaning and Name Origin

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.

For more on this name, see also related girl names Jocelyn, Roselaine, Roza and Rose.

Rosalind has 4 more related variations via Rosalynn: Roseellen, Rosellen, Rozaline and Rozalyne.


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. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the girl name Rosalind and corresponding names. Popular related forms of Rosalind are Jocelyn (#114 the previous year), Rose (#194), Roselyn (#819), Rosalyn (#985), Rosina, Roslyn, Rosaline, Rosalina and Rosalinda. These girl names were at the height of their popularity during the years 1950-1959 and have become much less widespread since, with versions such as Roslyn, Rosalind, Rosalinda, Rosina and Rosalyn becoming somewhat outmoded. Jocelyn (#114) is the most trendy name for newborns in this list. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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 Rose outside U.S.

Similar Names

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