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Gender: Female Meaning of Roisin: "little rose" Origin of Roisin: Irish. "little rose"

The name Roisin is a girl's name of Irish, Irish Gaelic origin meaning "little rose". Roisin and is often added to lists like Gorgeous Flower Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

No, the pronunciation--ro-SHEEN--isn't immediately obvious to the non-Gaelic viewer, but the sound of this shiny Irish version of Rose is pretty enough to make it worth considering. Very popular in its native Ireland, it is now at Number 34. Earlier generations Anglicized at as Rosaleen, but we stay stick to the original.

The name has been associated with a 16th-17th century poem called Roisin Dubh (Dark Little Rose), the eponymous heroine of which is usually regarded as a personification of Ireland.

Singer Sinead O'Connor has a daughter named Róisin.

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Famous People Named Roisin

Roisin Marie Murphy, Irish singer-songwriter and record producer
Roisin Conaty, English comedienne
Roisin McGettigan, Irish runner
Róisín O, Irish singer-songwriter; daughter of singer Mary Black
Róisín Mullins, British TV presenter and dancer
Róisín Shortall, Irish politician
Roisin McAuley, Irish radio presenter and novelist
Roisin Dunne Ross, Irish musician of band 7 Year Bitch
Roisín Carlin, Irish pop singer
Roisin Hogan, accountant and contestant on British TV series "The Apprentice"
Róisin Dillon, member of an Irish-American music group Cherish The Ladies
Roisin Waters (b. 1994), daughter of singer Sinead O'Connor and journalist John Waters
Saoirse Roisin Hill (b. 1997), daughter of Courtney Kennedy Hill; granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy

Pop Culture References for the name Roisin

Roisin, character on TV's "Sinbad"
Roisin Connor, character on British TV series "Bad Girls"
"Roisin Dubh," Irish song meaning "Black Rose"