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.
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)
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)