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Gender: F Meaning of Rosalie: "rose" Origin of Rosalie: French variation of Latin Rosalia Rosalie's Popularity in 2014: #310

Rosalie hit its apex in 1938 and then slid straight downhill until it fell off the U.S. Top 1000 completely in the 1980s, only to spring back to life in 2009 as the name of a character in the Twilight series. The beautiful vampire Rosalie Hale has breathed fresh life back into this mid-century name, and the fact that the character is both sympathetic and relatively minor means Rosalie has the chance to thrive again as a baby name without feeling unduly tied to Twilight.

For a long time Rosalie's main claim to fame was via the eponymous 1928 Broadway musical, which became a movie ten years later, both of which included a hit song.

Rosalie was used as a character name in literature by Anne Bronte and Oscar Wilde. In the mid-twentieth century, Rosalie was the name of the daughter on The Goldbergs. More recently, Rosalie is a character on Grimm.

Famous People Named Rosalie

Rosalie Duthé (1748-1830), French courtesan; called "the first officially recorded dumb blonde"
Rosalie Anderson "Andie" MacDowell, American actress
Rosalie Crutchley, English actress
Rosalie Allen (born Julie Marlene Bedra), American country music singer
Rosalie Silberman Abella, Canadian Supreme Court justice
Rosalie Sorrels, American singer-songwriter
Rosalie Anne Birch, English cricketer
Rosalie Rendu, Daughter of Charity and beatified by the Catholic Church
Rosalie Selfridge, daughter of American/English entrepreneur Harry Selfridge

Pop Culture References for the name Rosalie

Rosalie Lillian Hale, main character in the Twilight series
Rosalie Murray, character in Agnes Grey (1847) by Anne Bronte
Rosalie, Princess of Romanza, main character in musical "Rosalie"
Rosalie Kelly, main character in movie "The Money Trap"
"Rosalie," song by Thin Lizzy
Rosalie Otterbourne, character in Agatha Christie's novel "Death On The Nile"