The name Roxanne is a girl's name of Persian origin meaning "dawn". Roxanne and is often added to lists like Unique Vintage Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".
From the experts:
Has a touch of the exotic from its Eastern origins, best known as the beautiful heroine to whom Cyrano de Bergerac says, "Your name is like a golden bell".
After peaking in 1954, the name dipped out of the Top 1000 in 2012. It returned at Number 986 for 2013. Activist writer Roxane Gay uses an alternate spelling.