Meaning and name origin
Roxanne \rox(an)-ne\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: Oksana, Oksanna, Roksanne, Roxana▼, Roxandra, Roxana▼, 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 is a very popular first name for females (#389 out of 4276, Top 9%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Roxanne for girls. Roxanne reached its highest rank of #196 in the U.S. in 1950-1959. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Roxanne and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Alexandra (#92), Roxie, Roxy, Roxanne, Roxann, Roxana, Roxane and Roxanna. (2014 statistics).