What does Rosalind mean?
Rosalind /ros-alind/ [3 sylls.] 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.more]
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)
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. in the 1940s, 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%, ▼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.