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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.

Associated with: gentle, 16th century, beautiful, rose (flower), 19th century, lady (noble)


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.

Related girl names: Josalind, Roselaine, Roza and Rose.

Rosalind has 2 more relations via Rosalynn: Rozaline and Rozalyne.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Raealind, Ranalind, ..

(male) Rosland, Rosrid, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the baby name history of Rosalind for girls. Rosalind reached its apex rank of #345 in the U.S. in the 1940s, and is at #1979 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rosalind name in U.S.

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

Popular related forms of Rosalind (#1979 the previous year) ranked in the Top 2000 are Rose (#194 the previous year), Roselyn (#819), Rosalyn (#985), Roslyn (#1274), Rosalinda (#1864), Rosalynn (#1954), Rosaline, Rosina and Roseline. These relations of Rosalind were popular as baby names a century ago (average #1023) and have become much less widespread since (#1506, 86%), with versions such as Rosalind becoming somewhat outmoded. Rose is more ubiquitous than the rest, although Rosalyn seems to be becoming a favorite too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rosalind, Rosalinda, Rosaline, Rosalyn, Rosalynn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rose, Roseline, Roselyn, Rosina, Roslyn in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Suggested 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.