A combination of Rose and Lynn for a match made on earth. I adore this name and first heard about it in a beautiful song called Roslyn by Cullen. I recommend giving it a listen and you will fall in love with this name just as I did. This name is classic but not worn out sounding, making it a great name to use.
jazzycritique  1/29/2019
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
The name Roslyn was given to 144 girls born in the US in 2016.
― Anonymous User  2/28/2018
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
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
The name Roslyn was given to 180 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/15/2016
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
The name Roslyn was given to 141 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/17/2013
There's a song called Roslyn by Bon iver.
― Anonymous User  1/11/2013
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
It is actually pronounced Roz-Lynn. It is my name so I know how to pronounce it.
rozrichards  5/26/2010
This is also a male name, I actually prefer it on boys myself.
gethsemane_rose  5/25/2009
Roslyn Taber (Marilyn Monroe) from the 1961 movie The Misfits.
jalopy  1/20/2009
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
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
There a boy in our class of Irish decent (well he was born there), his last name is Roslyn.
― Anonymous User  4/8/2007
I think it's a great name, very elegant and sexy, but I prefer it for a midlle name.
Koolgal  3/24/2007
I know someone with this name. She spells it Rozlynn.
― Anonymous User  11/10/2005

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