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I have heard this name pronounced 3 ways:

RAHKS-uh-lah-NAH
RAHKS-eh-lah-NAH
RAHKSA-lah-na
-- Heathyr  9/8/2009
This name is magic. And totally gorgeous and mystical.
I love Roxana and all its variants, but Roxelana is just so much cooler and more beautiful and sophisticated. I like the Lana ending; it makes it more exotic and complex than Roxana. I like this name's complexity, it has so much history and culture behind it; Roxelana was an Empress of the Ottoman Empire, and I like the meaning's ties to Ukraine. But it still sounds very modern and cool and youthful. Roxelana makes me think of a rebel, a young woman who's cool, independent, and unconventional, with good tastes in music and fashion. Though I do think it would take someone with the right personality to pull of a name as dramatic and eye-catching as Roxelana. One of the good things about this name is that if people find it difficult, she could go by Roxy, Roxa or Lana.
-- Ailis  2/14/2010

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