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Gender: Female Meaning of Rosetta: "splendid" Origin of Rosetta: Persian

The name Rosetta is a girl's name of Italian, Persian origin meaning "splendid". Rosetta and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

Associated with the ancient Rosetta stone, this is also the pretty Italian pet form of Rosa.

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Famous People Named Rosetta

Sister Rosetta Tharpe, American gospel and pop singer
Rosetta LeNoire (born Rosetta Olive Burton), American actress
Rosetta Jeanette Hightower, American singer of girl group The Orlons
Rosetta Howard, American blue singer
Rosetta Pampanini, Italian operatic soprano
Rosetta Jacobs, birth name of Piper Laurie, American actress

Pop Culture References for the name Rosetta

Rosetta, garden fairy in Disney's Tinkerbell movie series
Rosetta "Rosie" Cammeniti, character in Australian soap "Neighbours"
Rosetta stone, a stone that held the first recorded written languages
Rosetta Stone, a popular language learning software
"Rosetta," 1999 French movie and its main character
"Rosetta: The Masked Angel," Japanese TV series
Rosetta, Japanese name of Rosalina, character in video game "Super Mario Galaxy"
Rosetta Passel, a character in anime "Kaleido Star"
"Rosetta," song by Alan Price and Georgie Fame
"Rosetta," jazz song written by Earl Hines
Rosetta, American rock band
Hey Rosetta!, Canadian indie rock band
Rosetta Ellis, character in L. M. Montgomery's short story "Jane's Baby"


LaurenDH Says:


I'm a linguistics major with a love for words and foreign languages, so I might consider this for a middle name.

Yessica Says:


Only way this would work is if she was developing softwares in the womb.

Ruanne Says:


I would call the Rosetta Stone a perk, but then I'm a nerd. :) and I didn't know that about the fairy.

SoDallas3 Says:


Rosetta is gorgeous! I don't find Rosetta Stone off-putting in the slighest. It's familiar like Rosalie with the same sweetness of Marielle. It's also the name of the garden fairy in the Tinkerbell films.