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Gender: Female Meaning of Rosaleen: "rose, a flower" Origin of Rosaleen: Irish diminutive of Rose

The name Rosaleen is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "rose, a flower". Rosaleen and discussed in our forums with posts like "Adding Then Eliminating -- Girls Themed".

From the experts:

The name of a sympathetic character in the best-selling novel The Secret Life of Bees, though as far out of style as Eileen or Colleen.

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Famous People Named Rosaleen

Rosaleen Linehan, Irish actress
Rosaleen Norton, "Thorn," Australian artist and occultist
Rosaleen Love, Australian science writer

Pop Culture References for the name Rosaleen

"Dark Rosaleen," poem by James Clarence Mangan, patriotic symbol of Ireland
Rosaleen "July" Daise, character in Sue Monk Kidd's "The Secret Life of Bees"

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mill1020 Says:


Hmm! I hadn’t considered this as a way to get to Rose.

lillismonica Says:


My mother was Rosaleen. I love this unique beautiful enchanting ultra feminine name. It is mentioned in the poem 'Dark Rosaleen' by Clarence Mangan, where the name is a pseudonym for Ireland itself. My brother is Declan, my daughter is Tara. I'm Monica. The odd one out, no Irish name. its such a lovely name, maybe its just as well its not overused like Aoife or Niamh. There won't be three of them in the classroom.

roseofjune Says:


What about Rosaline?

Ty Says:


I find the sound of this name so elegant, and it gives a fresh and unique spin to Rose that the name can't achieve on its own (in my opinion). My only issue is that I dislike the spelling/look of the name on paper, but there's not too much that can be done about that I'm afraid.

Michaela Says:


This is surprisingly charming! I normally don't care for -leen endings, but here it just works. I think of a white cottage in the woods with pale pink dew-covered roses overflowing a white trellis and picket fence. Delicately crocheted doilies and veils. Little light pink satin slippers. Tea in a bone white teaset served with lemon merengue cookies. Rosaleen carries a lot of charming associations.