Given Name ROSALINE

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: RAWZ-ə-lien, ROZ-ə-leen  [details]

Meaning & History

Medieval variant of ROSALIND. This is the name of characters in Shakespeare's 'Love's Labour's Lost' (1594) and 'Romeo and Juliet' (1596).
DIMINUTIVES: Ros, Roz
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Roslindis (Ancient Germanic), Rosalinda (Italian), Rosalina (Portuguese), Rosalina, Rosalinda (Spanish)

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Entry updated October 11, 2012