"supple horse or pretty rose"

Rosalind Origin and Meaning

The name Rosalind is a girl's name of Spanish origin meaning "supple horse or pretty rose".
Rosalind has a distinguished literary history – used and popularized by Edmund Spenser and Shakespeare via one of his most charming heroines, in As You Like It. Along with a bouquet of other Rose names, Rosalind might be ready for a comeback.

Despite appearances, Rosalind is not technically a true Rose name. It originally derives from the Germanic elements hros "horse" and lind "soft, flexible, tender", but the spelling was later influenced by the appealing Latin phrase rosa linda "beautiful rose".

Rosalind was at its height in the 1940's, coinciding with the popularity of the acerbic movie star Rosalind Russell: it was Number 293 in 1943, but fell off the list in 1978.

Uma Thurman gave her young daughter five names, the first of which is Rosalind – though she is called by her nickname Luna.
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Rosalind Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Rosalind Popularity

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Famous People Named Rosalind

  • Rosalind Cecilia Caroline HamiltonDuchess of Abercorn
  • (Catherine) Rosalind RussellAmerican actress
  • Rosalind CashAmerican singer and actress
  • Rosalind AshfordHolmes, American singer
  • Rosalind Elsie FranklinEnglish scientist discovered the molecular structure of DNA
  • Rosalind ChiaLing Chao, American actress
  • Rosalind Mary MilesEnglish novelist
  • Rosalind WisemanAmerican parenting author
  • Rosalind HarrisAmerican actress
  • Rosalind Wright PicardAmerican computer scientist
  • Rosalind AyresEnglish actress
  • Rosalind KnightEnglish actress
  • Rosalind HursthouseNew Zealand moral philosopher
  • Rosalind NewmanAmerican choreographer
  • Rosalind Anne PlowrightEnglish operatic mezzo,soprano
  • (Mary) Rosalind PagetEnglish nurse and reformer
  • Rosalind Maud (Cubitt) Shandmother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
  • Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence "Luna" ThurmanBusson, daughter of Uma Thurman and Arpad Busson

Rosalind in Pop Culture

  • Rosalindmythical queen of the Lombards
  • Rosalindmain character in Shakespeare's 'As You Like It'
  • Rosalind Brucecharacter in film "Tonight and Every Night"
  • Rosalind Devlincharacter in "In The Woods" (Tana French)
  • Rosalind Penderwickcharacter in The Penderwicks (Jeanne Birdsall)
  • Rosalind Heathactress, later Countess of Darlington, in Leonard Merrick's "Conrad in Search of His Youth" (1919)
  • Rosalind Lutececharacter in video game "Bioshock Infinite"
  • Rosalind Mortoncharacter in "The Chrysalids" (John Wyndham)
  • Rosalind "Roz" Walkercharacter in "Sabrina" universe
  • Rosalindcharacter in 'Fallen In Love' by Lauren Kate
  • Rosalind "Rosa" Dillon aka Topcharacter on "The Flash"
  • RosalindQueen of Denmark, character in film "The Prince and Me"
  • Rosalind Starlingcharacter in video game "Lollipop Chainsaw"

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