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Gender: Female Meaning of Roxanne: "dawn" Origin of Roxanne: Persian

The name Roxanne is a girl's name of Persian origin meaning "dawn". Roxanne and is often added to lists like Unique Vintage Baby Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Choose Their Stage Names".

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.

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Famous People Named Roxanne

Roxanne Emery, English singer-songwriter
Roxanne "Roxy" Pallett, English actress
Roxanne James, Canadian MP
Roxanne Guinoo, Filipina actress
Lolita "Roxanne" Shanté, American rapper and singer
Roxanne McKee, English actress and model
Roxanne Quimby, American artist and businesswoman, cofounder of Burt's Bees

Pop Culture References for the name Roxanne

Roxanne "Roxie" Hart, main character in the play, musical, and movie "Chicago"
Roxanne Kowalski, main character in 1987 film "Roxanne,"
Roxanne Ritchie, character from the animated film Megamind
Roxanne Bojarski, character on the show American Dreams
Roxanne "Roxy" Harmon, character in 2011 film "God Bless America"
Roxanne "Roxy" Morton, character in "Kingsman: The Secret Service"
Roxanne "Rocky" Ballantine, character in DC Universe
Roxanne Sutton, also known as Roxy Rocket, character in DC Universe
Roxanne, song by The Police
Tango de Roxanne, a song from the movie Moulin Rouge
Roxanne, the Rustboro City rock-type Gym Leader in the Pokemon games and anime.
Roxanne, the love interest of Max Goof in "A Goofy Movie"
Roxanne "Roxy" Ryan, character from "New York Minute"
Roxanne Weasley, daughter of Percy Weasley, twin sister of Fred Weasley II

Roxanne's International Variations

Roksana (Russian) Roxane (Greek)