What does Roslyn mean?
Roslyn [roslyn] as a girls' name (also used less widely as boys' name Roslyn) is of Old German and Latin origin, and the meaning of Roslyn is "gentle horse; rose". Roslyn is an alternate spelling of Rosalind (Old German) with the suffix -yn. 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.Creative forms:
(female) Reslyn, Rislyn, ..
(male) Roslynor, Rosty, .. Middle name pairings:
Roslyn Deasia (R.D.), ..
How popular is Roslyn?
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 history of Roslyn for girls. Roslyn was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its highest rank of #431 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, and is at #1311 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Roslyn (#1311 in recent rankings) are Rosa (#631 in recent rankings), Rosalia (#1577), Rosalie (#266), Rosalina (#1553), Rosalind (#1536), Rosaline, Rosalyn (#1134), Rosalynn (#1599), Rose (#166), Roseline, Rosella, Roselle, Roselyn (#732), Roselynn (#1929), Rosena, Rosey, Rosie (#774), Rosina, Rosio, Rosita and Rosy. Other forms, like Rozlynn, are uncommon. These forms of Roslyn were at the peak of their popularity in the 1900s (usage of 1.5%) and have become much less conventional since (usage 0.3%, ▼80%). Rose is more universally found than the rest, although Rosalie appears to be gaining favor too, while forms such as Rosella have become less contemporary.
Roslyn is pronounced similarly to Rozlyn. Other recommended names are Adelyn▲, Aislyn, Ashlyn, Austyn, Avalyn▲, Ayslyn, Caelyn, Cailyn, Calyn, Delyn, Emblyn, Emelyn, Emlyn, Evalyn▲, Evelyn, Evilyn, Glyn, Ivalyn, Jaklyn, Jaslyn, Jeslyn, Jocelyn, Joclyn, Joellyn, Jolyn, Josalyn, Joselyn▼, Josilyn, Joslin, Joslyn▲, Joslyne, Joslynn, Jossalyn, Josselyn, Josslyn, Jozlyn, Kaelyn, Kalyn▼, Keelyn, Kellyn, Koryn, Lorilyn, Lorryn, Loryn, Merlyn, Morwyn, Raelyn▲, Raelynn▲, Ravyn, Riayn, Robby, Robin▼, Robyn▼, Robyna, Robynn, Roelene, Rolleen, Rollene, Rolyne, Ronay, Rosai, Rosalba, Rosalyne, Rosay, Roseann▼, Roser, Roshan, Rosmund, Ross, Rosse, Rowan▲, Royalyn, Rozalyn and Valyn. These names tend to be less frequently used than Roslyn.See names in meaning and etymology.