Gender: Female Meaning of Roxana: "dawn; or, little star" Origin of Roxana: Persian

Roxana Origin and Meaning

The name Roxana is a girl's name of Persian origin meaning "dawn; or, little star".

The name of the wife of Alexander the Great, more attractive than the better-known Roxanne. Roxana was first used in the English-speaking world in the 1600s and was popularized by Daniel Defoe's novel Roxana, published in 1724. An underused and attractive possibility and perfect if you're searching for names that mean new beginnings.

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anaxor333 Says:


Thats how Persian people pronounce it (in Farsi)! :)

pixelatedinfants Says:


Cute! I love the nn Roxie! Like I love the name Roxie/Roxana. The X makes it sounds spunky

Eleri Gwenllian Says:



Eleri Gwenllian Says:


Very attractive name that has solid historic roots and works in western as well as eastern culture.

Michaela Says:


I prefer Roxana to Roxanne or Roxanna. The single N makes this name so much less "anglicized".

zuzana Says:


I also love this name with the soft 'a'. Rox-ahh-nah. I'm in love with nn Roxie

rq79 Says:


love this name but with a soft "a" sound: Rox-ah-na