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What does Rosalind mean?

Rosalind Pronunciation of 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.

2 more relations via Rosalynn: Rozaline and Rozalyne.

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Middle name pairings:
Rosalind Eleanora (R.E.), ..

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)

Rosalind reached its apex rank of #345 in the U.S. in the 1940s, and is at #1536 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular related forms of Rosalind (#1536 the previous year) ranked in the Top 2000 are Rose (#166 the previous year), Roselyn (#732), Rosalyn (#1134), Roslyn (#1311), Rosalina (#1553), Rosalynn (#1599), Rosalinda, Rosina, Rosaline and Roseline. These relations of Rosalind were popular as baby names a century ago (average #1112) and have become much less widespread since (#1457, 84%), with versions such as Rosina becoming somewhat outmoded. Rose is more ubiquitous than the rest, although Roselyn seems to be becoming a favorite too.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rosalynn, 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.

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