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What does Roxana mean?

Roxana Pronunciation of Roxana [rox-ana] as a name for girls has its root in Persian, and the meaning of the name Roxana is "dawn". Roxana is a version of Roxanne (Persian).

Associated with: dawn.


Roxana has 5 variants: Roxanna, Roxeena, Roxyanna, Ruksana and Ruksanna.

12 more different relations via Roxanne: Oksana, Roxandra, Roxane, Roxann, Roxene, Roxey, Roxi, Roxiane, Roxianne, Roxie, Roxine and Roxy.

Creative forms:
(female) Ripana, ..


Middle name pairings:
Roxana Mylah (R.M.), ..

How popular is Roxana?

Roxana is a very prominent first name for females (#1243 out of 4276, Top 29%) but an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Roxana reached its top position of #681 in the U.S. in the year 1991, and is presently at #1670. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular related forms of Roxana (#1670 the previous year) rated in the Top 2000 are Roxanne (#1324 the previous year), Roxie, Roxy, Roxann, Roxane, Oksana and Roxanna. Other variants, like Roxeena, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Roxana was at its highest 65 years ago (average #948) and has become much diminished since, with versions like Roxanne becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Roxana, Oksana, Roxane, Roxann, Roxanna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Roxanne, Roxie, Roxy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Roxana and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Roxana is alike in pronunciation to Rexana, Rexanna and Rexina. Other recommended names are Hosana, Ioana, Iolana, Joana, Johana, Jolana, Josana, Jovana, Moana, Nolana, Rachana, Ragan, Rajanae, Rajani, Rana, Rashana, Rayana, Regan, Regena, Regina, Rexanne, Rexine, Rhiana, Riana, Rihana, Roana, Roanna, Robena, Robina, Robyna, Rodina, Rohana, Rohanna, Rolanda, Romala, Romana, Romane, Romina, Romona, Rona, Ronna, Rosana, Rosanie, Rosanna, Rosannah, Rosanne, Roseann, Roseanna, Rosena, Rosenah (see Rose), Rosene, Roshan, Roshana, Roshawna, Rosina, Rosine, Rossana, Rossanna (see Roseanne), Rowan, Rowena, Rowina, Royanna, Rozanna, Rozanne, Rozeanna (see Roseanne), Rozene, Rozina, Ruzena, Ryana, Texana, Yoana and Zorana. These names tend to be less commonly used than Roxana.

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