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 on this name, see also the related girl name Rexanne.
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)
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 (usage of 0.2931%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.1135%, down 61.3%), with versions such as Roxane, Roxanna, Roxana, Roxann and Roxanne becoming somewhat outmoded. Alexandra (#92) is the most chic birth name in this compilation, with this name having a revival in usage. Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the girl name Roxanne and related names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)