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What does Roxanne mean?

Roxanne \rox(an)-ne\ as a girls' name is pronounced roks-ANN. It is of Persian origin, and the meaning of Roxanne is "dawn". Roxandra is a contemporary blend of Roxane and Alexandra, appropriate since Roxane was the Persian princess Alexander the Great married during his travels of conquest. Roxane is the heroine of Rostand's play "Cyrano de Bergerac".


Roxanne has 22 variants: Oksana, Oksanna, Roksanne, Roxana, Roxana, Roxandra, Roxane, Roxann, Roxanna, Roxeena, Roxene, Roxey, Roxi, Roxiane, Roxianne, Roxie, Roxine, Roxy, Roxyanna, Ruksana, Ruksane and Ruksanna.

For more information, see also the related girl name Rexanne.

Roxanne has 3 more alternative forms via Alexandra: Lexine, Sande and Sannie.


Roxanne is a very prominent first name for females (#389 out of 4276, Top 9%) but an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Roxanne for girls. Roxanne was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its peak position of #196 in the U.S. during the years 1950-1959, but is not ranked currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Roxanne name in U.S.

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the girl name Roxanne and related names. Prominent related forms of Roxanne are Alexandra (#92 last year), Roxie, Roxy, Roxann, Roxana, Roxane and Roxanna. These girl names reached the height of their popularity during 1950-1959 and are now significantly less widespread, with versions such as Roxanne, Roxie, Roxanna, Roxann and Roxane becoming somewhat outmoded. Alexandra (#92) is the most chic birth name in this compilation, with this name having a revival in usage. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alexandra, Roxana, Roxane, Roxann, Roxanna, Roxanne, Roxie, Roxy in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Rexanna, Roanne, Rosanie, Rosanna, Rosanne, Roseanne, Rozanna and Rozanne. These names tend to be less commonly used than Roxanne.