What does Roxanne mean?
Roxanne [rox-anne] 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.
Related girl name: Rexanne.Creative forms:
(female) Roxanan, Royane, ..
(male) Roxanio, Roxanny, .. Middle name pairings:
Roxanne Shiloh (R.S.), ..
How popular is Roxanne?
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. Demographics)
Shown below is the birth name history of Roxanne for girls. Roxanne was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its peak position of #192 in the U.S. during the years 1950-1959, and is presently at #1324. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Roxanne (#1324 last year) are Alexandra (#101 last year), Roxana (#1670), Roxy, Roxie, Roxann, Oksana, Roxane and Roxanna. These relations of Roxanne reached the height of their popularity in 1993 (adoption of 0.79%) and are now significantly less widespread (adoption 0.22%, ▼72.5%), with versions such as Roxann becoming somewhat outmoded.
Roxanne▼ is alike in pronunciation to Rexine. Other recommended names are Joanne▼, Joeanne, Johanne, Jolanne, Josanne, Jovanne, Joyanne, Louanne, Raeanne, Rajanae, Rajanee, Reanne, Reeanne, Rexana, Rexanna, Rheanne, Rianne, Roanna, Roanne, Robynne, Rohanna, Rolande, Romaine, Romane, Romayne, Rosana, Rosanie, Rosanna▼, Rosannah, Rosanne▼, Roseann▼, Roseanna, Roseanne, Rosene, Rosine, Rossanna (see Roseanne), Royanna, Rozanna, Rozanne, Rozeanna (see Roseanne), Rozene, Ryanne, Yolanne and Zoanne. These names tend to be less commonly used than Roxanne.See names in meaning and etymology.