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

Roxanne Origin and Meaning

The name Roxanne is a girl's name of Persian origin meaning "dawn".

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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Roxanne's International Variations

Roksana (Russian) Roxane (Greek)


Raegan. Says:


Roxanne Roxanne all she wanna do is party all night

LindseyLovesTheatre!!! Says:


All I can think of is the tiktok song. Roxanne, Roxanne, all she wanna do is party all night!!!

fearlessfirefly Says:


I love this name. I have Fiona Roxanne on my list of names.

Ella Says:


Roxanne is my moms name.She likes her name but hates the association with the song.

zmakqp Says:


I think Roxanne is a beautiful name with a beautiful meaning and I especially like it paired with the nn Roxy.

Sillysarahlily Says:


I love this name and have done since I was 8 years old. In the future if I have a daughter, I'm naming her Roxanne

Europa95 Says:


Technically, the girl in the song is an EX-floozy ("You DON'T have to put on the red light, those days are OVER, you DON'T have to sell your body to the night" [emphasis mine]).

I think I prefer Roxanna, but it is a pretty name.

kayasam Says:


This is a really amazing name in my opinion. It's the perfect combination of sassy and sweet.

cyoung325 Says:


Ha! I've literally been singing the song the whole time I read this page. I like the name although it does have a "bad girl" image maybe partly because of the song. Still, I'd love to meet a little Roxanne one day!

headintheclouds Says:


Roxanne is one of the names in my head that I associate with glamorous and sassy personalities (similar to Veronica), except a Roxanne would have more of a wry, dry-humor type of sarcastic wit. Roxanne is a wonderful name with an interesting sound, and I think it just sounds effortlessly cool with a retro vibe. Roxie is an adorable nickname.

LadyOh Says:


Unfortunately, I come from the generation who likes to belt out the song, "Roxanne" by the Police whenever it's on. It's a song about a prostitute. Not the best thing to be associated with, but I'm sure that can be overlooked.

It's still a really nice name.