Roxana is exotic and pretty, and it sounds spunky while managing to be sophisticated enough for a career or an older woman. A timeless name indeed. Also, the meaning is quite appealing. This is my favorite of the Rox- names.
someone-  10/26/2020
Roxanna Moxie is the name of the Carnie in the game, The Urbz: Sims in the City.
― Anonymous User  4/3/2020
Very pretty.
kayisforkeen  9/10/2018
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
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
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
The name Roxana was given to 127 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/15/2016
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
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
Roxana is also Czech form.
MaggieSimpson  8/26/2010
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
The Russian version of this name is Roksana.
Arcticwarrior  9/10/2009
Roxana is the youngest and favorite wife of Sultan Usbek in Montesquieu's classic Enlightenment work 'The Persian Letters.'
Anyechka  9/10/2009
Pronounced "rawk-SAH-nah".
Emilie007  9/5/2008
― Anonymous User  7/6/2008
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
British actress Olivia Williams and actor Rhashan Stone have a daughter Roxana Stone (born 2007).
Karcoolka  2/12/2008
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
Singer Daniel Landa and director Mirjam Landa have a daughter Roxana.
Maggie_Simpson  12/3/2007
I love this name, especially the meaning. It has such a pretty flow to it.
melinda1  9/22/2007
Daniel Defoe wrote a novel called "Roxana: The Fortunate Mistress" in 1724.
― Anonymous User  6/20/2007
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
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
― Anonymous User  6/22/2006
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
I think this is a nice name. It evens means dawn. Sweet!
Milene  3/13/2006
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
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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