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

Roisin Origin and Meaning

The name Roisin is a girl's name of Irish, Irish Gaelic origin meaning "little rose".

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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kellylyn Says:


Depending on dialect, it can be said as RO-sheen or ROSH-een.

Elr5000 Says:


Could someone from Nameberry please change the pronunciation to RO-sheen? My husband is from Ireland and I know people with this name, and no one says it the way it's explained here. Trying to be accurate for anyone else considering this beautiful name!

jame1881 Says:


My favorite :)

blanchekeyes Says:


The meaning really makes me wanna like this name but all i see is raisin.

lillismonica Says:


My mum was Rosaleen, which I love. I think its so beautiful and feminine. Don't like Roisin at all. I'm living in Ireland. I don't think its that popular any more, you hear caoimhe and saoirse and Aoife loads. I hope Rosaleen comes back into fashion. when my mum was born, someone suggested rose, but my grandmother didn't like rose, so my mum got Rosaleen.

oliviamcdonald Says:


I just see Raisin

Lola Says:


Reminds me of rosin or raisin, but I still think it's cute!

AriellaBar Says:


My favorite Rose variant!

ashbee Says:


Such a beautiful name! I'm afraid it would be difficult to use in the US.

Zelliew Says:


Pretty sounding & a nice meaning too

Elr5000 Says:


The pronunciation is incorrect. Irish people commonly say the name as "RO-sheen."

MichelleTherese Says:


I love the sound of it: "Ro-sheen." It's unique and historic/literary.

Alicia1 Says:


Cute celtic sounding name once you see the pronunciation! Ro-sheen I think.

samtay Says: