What does Roslyn mean?
Roslyn \r(o)-sl-yn, ros-lyn\ as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Roslyn) is of Old German and Latin origin, and the meaning of Roslyn is "gentle horse; rose". Roslyn is a variation of Rosalind (Old German): also possibly a 16th-century poetic creation by Spenser. Roslyn is also a derivative of Rosalyn. Roslyn is also used as a derivative of Rose (Latin).
Roslyn▼ has 38 more related forms via Rosalind, Rosalyn, Rose: Rasya, Ros, Rosa▼, Rosaleen, Rosalen, Rosalia▼, Rosalie▲, Rosalin, Rosalina, Rosaline, Rosalinn, Rosalynd, Rosalynda, Rosalynn, Roselia, Roselina, Roselind, Rosella▼, Roselle, Rosellen, Roselynda, Roselynde, Rosena, Rosene, Rosey, Rosheen, Rosie▼, Rosina▼, Rosine, Rosio, Rosita▼, Rosy, Rozalin, Rozalyne, Rozalynn, Rozelin, Rozelyn and Rozy.
Roslyn is a very prominent first name for females (#827 out of 4276, Top 19%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Roslyn for girls. Roslyn was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its highest rank of #485 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Popular alternative forms of Roslyn are Rosa (#608 in 2014), Rosalia, Rosalie (#310), Rosalina, Rosalind, Rosaline, Rosalyn (#985), Rose (#194), Rosella, Roselyn (#819), Rosie (#844), Rosina, Rosita and Rosy. These girl names were at the peak of their popularity during the years 1930-1939 and have become much less widespread since, with versions like Rosa, Rosella, Rosina, Rosita and Roslyn becoming somewhat outmoded. Rosalie (#310) is the most chic birth name among these, and there is also a resurgence in birth name popularity for this name. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Roslyn and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)