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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".

Associated with: dawn, blend, princess, great, conquest (victory), heroine, play (opera)


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.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Roxanan, Roxanlee, ..

(male) Roxanio, Roxanny, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

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 #1166. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Prominent related forms of Roxanne (#1166 last year) are Alexandra (#92 last year), Roxana (#1900), Roxanna (#1901), Roxy (#1991), Roxie, Roxann, Oksana and Roxane. These relations of Roxanne reached the height of their popularity in 1993 (adoption of 0.79%) and are now significantly less widespread (adoption 0.25%, 68.8%), with versions such as Roxann becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Roxanne, Alexandra, Oksana, Roxana, Roxane in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names


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.