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I was born Roxana, but over the years, it got revised to Roxanne. I used to hate my name because it was so different and unique in my area. Now, I've grown to love my name because of its uniqueness. Roxanne/Roxana means "Dawn." Or "Little bright star."
― Anonymous User  5/31/2018
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Roxana Saberi is an American freelance journalist and former Miss North Dakota pageant winner. She was held prisoner in Iran's Evin Prison for 101 days under accusations of espionage. She subsequently wrote a book about the experience.
cutenose  2/25/2017
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Roxana was the name of the first wife of Lyman Beecher and the mother of nine of his thirteen children, including Harriet Beecher Stowe.
Buneary  8/12/2016
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The name Roxana was given to 127 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/15/2016
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It is the name of the only wife of the famous Alexander the Great, at time in which kings had many wives, she was his only wife... there are many fictional novels written about her, Rukhsana. Very beautiful name.
― Anonymous User  4/7/2014
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My name at birth was Roxann. Looking into every possible definition of my name I found that it's origin is Persian. Translating "princess of Persia". Never saw it spelled the same way though.
roxannity  8/21/2011
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Roxana is also Czech form.
MaggieSimpson  8/26/2010
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I think this is an absolutely wonderful name, really beautiful and strong-sounding, although despite this, I do not consider this being usable, except on somebody who is Middle Eastern or of Persian/Middle Eastern descent. I think the name Roxanne is more of a westernized version, and could be usable for Europeans, but, unfortunately, I don't like this variant.
walesgal92  7/17/2010
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The Russian version of this name is Roksana.
Arcticwarrior  9/10/2009
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Roxana is the youngest and favorite wife of Sultan Usbek in Montesquieu's classic Enlightenment work 'The Persian Letters.'
Anyechka  9/10/2009
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Pronounced "rawk-SAH-nah".
Emilie007  9/5/2008
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Persian.
― Anonymous User  7/6/2008
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This is really cool, because my name is Roxana. My nickname is Roxy. I was born and raised in Sweden, but my bloodline is Persian. So everybody calls me IceRoxyy!
Yes, this is one of the best names in the world. And I don't mean because my name is Roxana, but because you can experiment with it, and change it into different names.
IceRoxyy  5/30/2008
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British actress Olivia Williams and actor Rhashan Stone have a daughter Roxana Stone (born 2007).
Karcoolka  2/12/2008
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I really like this name. It sounds like a name that would belong to someone strong, punkish, and clever. However, I am less passionate about the nickname of "Roxy".
rv14142  12/7/2007
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Singer Daniel Landa and director Mirjam Landa have a daughter Roxana.
Maggie_Simpson  12/3/2007
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I love this name, especially the meaning. It has such a pretty flow to it.
melinda1  9/22/2007
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Daniel Defoe wrote a novel called "Roxana: The Fortunate Mistress" in 1724.
― Anonymous User  6/20/2007
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It's a man's name at the origin, and it was given to the first wife of Alexander the great, Roxana, daughter of Darius the 3rd, emperor of Persia. She is said to have been a very beatiful and passionate woman. It means something like "brightful/shiny" or "star".
― Anonymous User  1/17/2007
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This is my name and I love it! I'm very proud of its Asian origins, it was brought to us by the Gypsies.
― Anonymous User  12/29/2006
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Beautiful!
― Anonymous User  6/22/2006
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A pretty, classy name. I think it's nice but instead of being called "Roxy" I like the nickname "Anny" better. :)
― Anonymous User  6/2/2006
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I think this is a nice name. It evens means dawn. Sweet!
Milene  3/13/2006
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ROXANA is the Greek form of an Iranian (Persian) name. The name is ROSHANAK which means "little star". ROSHANAK was the official wife of Alexander the Great. Roshanak was the daughter of an Iranian noble man. When she married Alexander, her name became popular in other countries. Since the original name ROSHANAK was hard to pronounce for Greeks, they changed it to ROXANA. The Iranian name Roshanak is a popular name in modern day Iran.
― Anonymous User  8/6/2005
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The name exists in the Urdu language, probably with the Persian meaning and is spelt RUKHSANA. Variants include: RUKSANA and RUKSHANA.
Akeel  1/18/2005

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