Given Name ROSALIND

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: ROZ-ə-lind  [details]

Meaning & History

Derived from the Germanic elements hros meaning "horse" and lind meaning "soft, tender, flexible". The Normans introduced this name to England, though it was not common. During the Middle Ages its spelling was influenced by the Latin phrase rosa linda "beautiful rose". The name was popularized by Edmund Spencer, who used it in his poetry, and by William Shakespeare, who used it for the heroine in his comedy 'As You Like It' (1599).
DIMINUTIVES: Ros, Roz
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Roslindis (Ancient Germanic), Rosalinda (Italian), Rosalina (Portuguese), Rosalina, Rosalinda (Spanish)
USER SUBMISSION: Rósalind

Categories

actresses, animals, beauty, currently out of the US top 1000, flowers, horses, literature, Marvel characters, moons of Uranus, nature, pink, plants, red, Shakespearian characters
Entry updated May 31, 2018