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What does Rosalind mean?

Rosalind Pronunciation of Rosalind as a girls' name is pronounced RAH-za-lind. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Rosalind is "gentle horse". Also possibly a 16th-century poetic creation by Spenser, which has the meaning "beautiful rose". Used as a given name since the mid-19th century. First Lady Rosalynn Carter; actress Rosalind Russell. Also form of Rose.


ASSOCIATED WITH gentle, 16th century, beautiful, rose (flower), 19th century, lady (noble)


VARIANTS Ros, Rosaleen, Rosalen, Rosalin, Rosalina, Rosalinda, Rosalinde, Rosaline, Rosalinn, Rosalyn, Rosalynd, Rosalynda, Rosalynn, Rosanie, Roselin, Roselina, Roselind, Roselinda, Roselinde, Roseline, Roselinn, Roselyn, Roselynda, Roselynde, Rosina, Roslyn, Roslynn, Roslynne, Roz, Rozali, Rozalia, Rozalin, Rozalind, Rozalinda, Rozalynn, Rozalynne, Rozelin, Rozelind, Rozelinda, Rozelyn, Rozelynda

SEE ALSO Josalind, Roselaine, Roza




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How popular is Rosalind?

Rosalind is a very prominent first name for females (#642 out of 4276, Top 15%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Rosalind reached its apex rank of #345 in the U.S. in the 1940s, and is at #1258 presently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular related forms of Rosalind (#1258 THE PREVIOUS YEAR) ranked in the Top 2000 are Rose (#123), Roselyn (#649), Rosalyn (#868), Rosalina (#1126), Roslyn (#1357), Rosalynn (#1503), Rosalinda, Rosaline, Roseline and Rosina. These relations of Rosalind were popular as baby names a century ago (AVERAGE #1316) and have become much less widespread since (#1353, 77%), with versions such as Rosalinda becoming somewhat outmoded. Rose is more ubiquitous than the rest, although Rosalina seems to be becoming a favorite too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rosalind, Rosalina, Rosalinda, Rosaline, Rosalyn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rosalynn, Rose, Roseline, Roselyn, Rosina, Roslyn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Coralin, Coralina, Coraline, Donaline, Doralina, Josaline, Josalyn, Josalynn, Joselina, Joseline, Josilin, Josiline, Joslin, Josline, Jossalin, Jossline, Orsalina, Orsaline, Roeline, Roline, Rollina, Rolline, Romaine, Rosai, Rosal, Rosalba, Rosalee, Rosaley, Rosalia, Rosalie, Rosalyne, Rosamond, Rosamonde, Rosamund, Rosamunda, Rosana, Rosanna, Rosanne, Rosario, Roselia, Rosellen, Roselynn, Rosemond, Rosine, Rosmund, Royalene, Royalina, Royalyn, Rozalie, Rozalyn, Rozamond (see Rosamond), Rozamund (see Rosamond), Rozlyn, Rozlynn, Yoslina and Yosline. These names tend to be less frequently used than Rosalind.

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