Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. /ˈɹɑz.ə.lɪnd/  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Derived from the Old German elements hros meaning "horse" and lind meaning "soft, flexible, tender". 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).

Related Names

DiminutivesRos, Roz
Other Languages & CulturesRoseline(French) Roslindis(Germanic) Rosaleen(Irish) Rosalinda(Italian) Rosalina, Lina(Portuguese) Rosalina, Rosalinda(Spanish)
User SubmissionRósalind


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Entry updated June 9, 2023