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Roslyn is a pretty name and not commonly used. I like the spelling of it the most and its lovely meaning - soft or tender rose. I prefer Rosalyn to Roslyn though because I feel Rosalyn is associated much more with Rose and sounds a lot more feminine.
― Anonymous User  3/17/2018
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The name Roslyn was given to 144 girls born in the US in 2016.
― Anonymous User  2/28/2018
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This is my wife's name. It's supposed to be pronounced as 'ROSSLYN', but around Junior High she decided to start pronouncing it as ROZLYN and then just shortened it to Roz. Reason being was because most people kept pronouncing it as 'Rosalyn' or 'Roselyn' when there is clearly no A or E in her name. Got frustrating, so she's been going by Roz ever since.
― Anonymous User  8/24/2016
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Such a beautiful name! So many variations Roslin, Rosslyn, Rosslin, Rozlin, Rozlyn, Rozzlyn and Rozzlin. Very pretty with so many cute nicknames like Lynn, Rose, Rosa and Rosie!
Sania01  7/22/2016
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The name Roslyn was given to 180 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/15/2016
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The pronunciation of Roslyn is often shown on name websites as RAHZ-lin, which tends to be the American pronunciation. This is quite a harsh pronunciation of the name and differs noticeably from the way it is pronounced elsewhere, which is a softer, more accurate pronunciation of ROS-lin.

My name is Roslyn and I always notice the harsher pronunciation by Americans, where the 's' becomes a 'z' and the 'ro' becomes 'rah'.

The softer pronunciation is also closer to the name Rosalind, which Roslyn derives from. Think rose, not 'rahz'.
BellaRose  8/4/2015
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The name Roslyn was given to 141 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/17/2013
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There's a song called Roslyn by Bon iver.
― Anonymous User  1/11/2013
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Roslyn May is the name of Phronsie Pepper's boyfriend in the last book of the Five Little Peppers series, Phronsie Pepper. The author, Margaret Sidney, often used strange or pretentious names like this for her wealthy characters. I think the name's okay for a woman, but it jut sounds silly on a man.
Anyechka  11/29/2011
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It is actually pronounced Roz-Lynn. It is my name so I know how to pronounce it.
rozrichards  5/26/2010
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This is also a male name, I actually prefer it on boys myself.
gethsemane_rose  5/25/2009
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Roslyn Taber (Marilyn Monroe) from the 1961 movie The Misfits.
jalopy  1/20/2009
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Roslyn is a variant of Rosalind, which according Behind the Name is derived from the Germanic elements hros "horse" and linde "soft, tender". It's obvious that the use of this name in the 1961 film "The Misfits" was deliberate and meaningful. If you're a fan of this name, you should watch this film.
jalopy  4/1/2009
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I think this is a very beautiful name, but for some reason I always associate it with someone who would always be sad.
Honeyrose  8/7/2007
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There a boy in our class of Irish decent (well he was born there), his last name is Roslyn.
― Anonymous User  4/8/2007
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I think it's a great name, very elegant and sexy, but I prefer it for a midlle name.
Koolgal  3/24/2007
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I know someone with this name. She spells it Rozlynn.
― Anonymous User  11/10/2005

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