Gender Feminine
Usage German
Pronounced Pron. raws-VEE-ta  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Derived from the Old German elements hruod "fame" and swind "strong". This was the name of a 10th-century nun from Saxony who wrote several notable poems and dramas.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesHruodsuind, Hrotsuitha(Germanic)


Name Days

Austria: April 29
Austria: September 5


Depiction of Saint RoswithaDepiction of Saint Roswitha


Entry updated December 7, 2022