French variation of Latin Rosalia

Rosalie Origin and Meaning

The name Rosalie is a girl's name of French origin meaning "rose".

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.

# 182 in the US

Rosalie Rank in US Top 1000

# 170 on Nameberry

Rosalie Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Rosalie Popularity

Famous People Named Rosalie

  • Rosalie Duthé (17481830), French courtesan; called "the first officially recorded dumb blonde"
  • Rosalie Anderson "Andie" MacDowellAmerican actress
  • Rosalie CrutchleyEnglish actress
  • Rosalie Allen (born Julie Marlene Bedra)American country music singer
  • Rosalie Silberman AbellaCanadian Supreme Court justice
  • Rosalie SorrelsAmerican singer,songwriter
  • Rosalie Anne BirchEnglish cricketer
  • Rosalie RenduDaughter of Charity and beatified by the Catholic Church
  • Rosalie Selfridgedaughter of American/English entrepreneur Harry Selfridge

Rosalie in Pop Culture

  • Rosalie Lillian Halemain character in the Twilight series
  • Rosalie Murraycharacter in Agnes Grey (1847) by Anne Bronte
  • Rosalie "Ro" Rowancharacter in DC Universe
  • RosaliePrincess of Romanza, main character in musical/film "Rosalie"
  • Rosalie Kellymain character in movie "The Money Trap"
  • "Rosalie" song by Thin Lizzy
  • Rosalie Otterbournecharacter in Agatha Christie's novel "Death On The Nile"
  • "Rosalie" song by Bob Seger
  • "I Can't Go On (Rosalie)" song by Fats Domino