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Gender: F Meaning of Roxana: "dawn; or, little star" Origin of Roxana: Persian

The name of the wife of Alexander the Great, more attractive than the better-known Roxanne. Roxana was first used in the English-speaking world in the 1600s and was popularized by Daniel Defoe's novel Roxana, published in 1724. An underused and attractive possibility.

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Pop Culture References for the Name Roxana

Alexandre et Roxane, an opera by Mozart
Roxana, 1724 novel by Daniel Defoe
The Romance of Ricardo and Roxana, novel by Marshall Kirkman
Roxana Romance, 2008 novel by A.J. Cave
Character in "Alexander: The Ends of the Earth" by Valerio Manfredi
Les mains de Roxana, a French TV show directed by Phillipe Setbon
Roxana, a city in the U.S. state of Illinois
Roxana, the wife of Dustfinger in the inkheart trilogy

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