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Gender: Female Meaning of Rosalind: "pretty rose" Origin of Rosalind: Latin

The name Rosalind is a girl's name of Spanish origin meaning "pretty rose". Rosalind and is often added to lists like Gorgeous Flower Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "This or That?------------girls!".

From the experts:

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 Hamilton, Duchess of Abercorn
(Catherine) Rosalind Russell, American actress
Rosalind Cash, American singer and actress
Rosalind Ashford-Holmes, American singer
Rosalind Elsie Franklin, English scientist discovered the molecular structure of DNA
Rosalind Chia-Ling Chao, American actress
Rosalind Mary Miles, English novelist
Rosalind Wiseman, American parenting author
Rosalind Harris, American actress
Rosalind Wright Picard, American computer scientist
Rosalind Ayres, English actress
Rosalind Knight, English actress
Rosalind Hursthouse, New Zealand moral philosopher
Rosalind Newman, American choreographer
Rosalind Anne Plowright, English operatic mezzo-soprano
(Mary) Rosalind Paget, English nurse and reformer
Rosalind Maud (Cubitt) Shand, mother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence "Luna" Thurman-Busson, daughter of Uma Thurman and Arpad Busson

Pop Culture References for the name Rosalind

Rosalind, mythical queen of the Lombards
Rosalind, main character in Shakespeare's 'As You Like It'
Rosalind Bruce, character in film "Tonight and Every Night"
Rosalind Devlin, character in "In The Woods" (Tana French)
Rosalind Penderwick, character in The Penderwicks (Jeanne Birdsall)
Rosalind Heath, actress, later Countess of Darlington, in Leonard Merrick's "Conrad in Search of His Youth" (1919)
Rosalind Lutece, character in video game "Bioshock Infinite"
Rosalind Morton, character in "The Chrysalids" (John Wyndham)
Rosalind "Roz" Walker, character in "Sabrina" universe
Rosalind, character in 'Fallen In Love' by Lauren Kate
Rosalind "Rosa" Dillon aka Top, character on "The Flash"
Rosalind, Queen of Denmark, character in film "The Prince and Me"
Rosalind Starling, character in video game "Lollipop Chainsaw"


TechnoKitten Says:


I prefer Rosalina

KaiLun Says:


Why isn't Rosalind Franklin mentioned in the Name Info? That's how I heard of this pretty name.

sablemae98 Says:


I really like this with the middle Judith. "Rosalind Judith" has a lot of gravitas. Plus, with the cute nicknames for the first name, the I feel like there should be a more serious full name behind them.

rosienoor Says:


this is my name! for anyone planning on using it- i struggled with it during my childhood but now i love it!! i'm a "rosie" as a nickname, and everyone calls me that, only my mum ever dapples with "rosalind"

mill1020 Says:


Rediscovering my love for this name, and its nickname possibilities--Lindy, Rose, Rosie, et al.

paulapuddephatt Says:


This is stunning, and there are so many beautiful nicknames, including Rose, Rosie, Roz, Lind and Lindy.

heathergrey Says:


God, I SO adore this name. I wish the pronunciation of 'Rose-ah-lind' was more common than 'rohz-ah-lind' which I'm not a fan of. It's just so pretty but still elegant enough to suit a grown woman.

mibs Says:


I also like the variation Roslyn, can't decide which one to use...

Fluffykitten101 Says:


I love all 3 and Rosalina! :3

Fluffykitten101 Says:


This is beautiful. But I think it would be even more beautiful for a boy? Maybe Roslind, I dunno myself :)

Impwood Says:


Another translation (a more plausible one since this name comes from Germanic roots, rather than Latin) is "gentle horse", which I find even prettier.

Jinxgirl Says:


Pretty with nice nickname possibilities.

Marglob Says:


I love this long, romantic name - lots of literary history + cute nn (Rose) (Rosie)

Kateri Says:


I love this name when pronounced ROSE-uh-lind, but I don't care for the RAHZ-uh-lind pronunciation which I think would be the default.

CupcakeGirl13 Says:


Sweet and beautiful name, Rosie, as a nickname. More to it than just Rose.

JamieO Says:


My taste prefers the prettiness of Rosalie much more. :)

Sophie37 Says:


I know, same I love ALL three, I'm a Shakespeare fan and would like Rosalind but, Rosalie and Rosaline sound much more feminine.

headintheclouds Says:


As previous commenter said, I also love this name because of Rosalind Franklin. What a great namesake for a girl to have. It's also a very lovely name, and is definitely my favorite Rose- name variant, the one I think sounds the liveliest and spunkiest. It can seem a bit elaborate to me though, for some reason, so I think I'd use it as a middle name to a shorter two-syllable first name.

Guest Says:


I can't decide if I like Rosalind, Rosaline, or Rosalie more

Hydra Says:


Funny- I have characters in the story I'm writing name Lorcan and Roslindis. Roslindis is the Ancient Germanic form of Rosalind, so I guess it doesn't really count, though. But even though I'm not a fan of Rosalind, I do really like the idea of her paired with Lorcan.

Myosotis Says:


I love this name because of Rosalind Franklin. I've got it as a middle, but it would make a beautiful first.

Haili73 Says:


This is a name I'm planning to use someday. I like the idea of Lindy as a nickname.

rainierloner Says:


One of my favorite names for girls. I would definitely use this as a sister for Lorcan. I just love the sound of Rosalind and Lorcan!