"pretty rose"

Rosalind Origin and Meaning

The name Rosalind is a girl's name of Spanish origin meaning "pretty rose".
Rosalind has a distinguished literary history --it started as a as a lyrical name in early pastoral poetry, probably coined by Edmund Spenser. It was further popularized by Shakespeare via one of his most charming heroines, in As You Like It --and, along with a bouquet of other Rose names, might be ready for a comeback.

Rosalind was at its height in the 1940's, coinciding with the popularity of the acerbic movie star Rosalind Russell: it was Number 293 in 1943, but fell off the list in 1978.

Uma Thurman gave her young daughter five names, the first of which is Rosalind--though she is being called by her nickname Luna.

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Famous People Named Rosalind

  • Rosalind Cecilia Caroline HamiltonDuchess of Abercorn
  • (Catherine) Rosalind RussellAmerican actress
  • Rosalind CashAmerican singer and actress
  • Rosalind AshfordHolmes, American singer
  • Rosalind Elsie FranklinEnglish scientist discovered the molecular structure of DNA
  • Rosalind ChiaLing Chao, American actress
  • Rosalind Mary MilesEnglish novelist
  • Rosalind WisemanAmerican parenting author
  • Rosalind HarrisAmerican actress
  • Rosalind Wright PicardAmerican computer scientist
  • Rosalind AyresEnglish actress
  • Rosalind KnightEnglish actress
  • Rosalind HursthouseNew Zealand moral philosopher
  • Rosalind NewmanAmerican choreographer
  • Rosalind Anne PlowrightEnglish operatic mezzo,soprano
  • (Mary) Rosalind PagetEnglish nurse and reformer
  • Rosalind Maud (Cubitt) Shandmother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
  • Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence "Luna" ThurmanBusson, daughter of Uma Thurman and Arpad Busson

Rosalind in Pop Culture

  • Rosalindmythical queen of the Lombards
  • Rosalindmain character in Shakespeare's 'As You Like It'
  • Rosalind Brucecharacter in film "Tonight and Every Night"
  • Rosalind Devlincharacter in "In The Woods" (Tana French)
  • Rosalind Penderwickcharacter in The Penderwicks (Jeanne Birdsall)
  • Rosalind Heathactress, later Countess of Darlington, in Leonard Merrick's "Conrad in Search of His Youth" (1919)
  • Rosalind Lutececharacter in video game "Bioshock Infinite"
  • Rosalind Mortoncharacter in "The Chrysalids" (John Wyndham)
  • Rosalind "Roz" Walkercharacter in "Sabrina" universe
  • Rosalindcharacter in 'Fallen In Love' by Lauren Kate
  • Rosalind "Rosa" Dillon aka Topcharacter on "The Flash"
  • RosalindQueen of Denmark, character in film "The Prince and Me"
  • Rosalind Starlingcharacter in video game "Lollipop Chainsaw"

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