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What does Roxanne mean?

Roxanne Pronunciation of Roxanne 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)


VARIANTS Oksana, Oksanna, Roksanne, Roxana, Roxandra, Roxana, Roxane, Roxann, Roxanna, Roxeena, Roxene, Roxey, Roxi, Roxiane, Roxianne, Roxie, Roxine, Roxy, Roxyanna, Ruksana, Ruksane, Ruksanna

SEE ALSO Rexanne



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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)

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 #1272. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent related forms of Roxanne (#1272 LAST YEAR) are Alexandra (#125), Roxana (#1969), Oksana, Roxane, Roxann, Roxanna, Roxie and Roxy. These relations of Roxanne reached the height of their popularity in 1993 (ADOPTION OF 0.64%) and are now significantly less widespread (ADOPTION 0.16%, 75.3%), 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 sound-alike 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.

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