"horse protection"

Rosamond Origin and Meaning

The name Rosamond is a girl's name of German origin meaning "horse protection".

The kind of serious old-school name that sounds appealing again; perfect for the intrepid baby namer. More commonly spelled Rosamund but highly unusual these days in either version, with fewer than 20 baby girls named Rosamund in the US last year while Rosamond didn't even register with five.

Rosamond Vincy is a character in George Eliot's Middlemarch.

# 950 in the US

Rosamond Rank in US Top 1000

Famous People Named Rosamond

  • Rosamond Nina LehmannEnglish novelist
  • Rosamond Smithpen name of American novelist Joyce Carol Oates

Rosamond in Pop Culture

  • Rosamond Olivercharacter from the book and TV miniseries "Jane Eyre"
  • Rosamond St Peterfrom "The Professor's House" (1925) by Willa Cather
  • Rosamond Trevertonfrom "The Dead Secret" (1857) by Wilkie Collins
  • Rosamond Vincyfrom "Middlemarch" (1871,2) by George Eliot