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Gender: F Origin of Rosaline: Medieval variation of Rosalind

Rosaline, which can be pronounced to rhyme with mine or mean in its final syllable, has a deeper, richer pedigree than it might seem. Rosaline was used twice by Shakespeare and was also used in the poetry of Edmund Spenser. While we prefer the stronger-sounding Rosalind or Rosamund, Rosaline deserves another contemporary look.

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Famous People Named Rosaline

Rosaline Delisle, Canadian ceramics artist (1952-2003)
Rosaline Margaret Frank, New Zealand photographer
Rosaline Fox, UK woman murdered by her son in 1929
Rosaline Masson, Scottish novelist
Rosaline Yuen, Australian singer-songwriter

Pop Culture References for the name Rosaline

Rosaline, Romeo's love before Juliet in "Romeo and Juliet"
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Rosaline, from Shakespeare's "Love's Labour's Lost"
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