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Meaning & History

Either a variant of Roslyn or, in more recent times, an adoption of the name of Rosslyn Chapel in the Scottish village of Roslin which became famous overnight thanks to the publication of Holy Blood, Holy Grail by Baigent, Leigh and Lincoln in 1982 (and again two decades later when it featured in Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code (2003)).
The chapel's name is a corruption of the village's name which in turn was first recorded as Roskelyn and is said to be derived from Scottish Gaelic ros "promontory" and cuileann "holly".
Added 9/22/2007 by august
Edited 12/9/2021 by Frollein Gladys