Rosalind Name Meaning & Origin

Rosalind

Pronunciation: RAH-zə-lind (key)

Origin of the name Rosalind:

Introduced to England by the Normans, Rosalind is of Germanic origin. It is a derivative of the Old High German Roslindis, a compound name composed of the elements hros (horse) and hrôs (fame) and lind (gentle, tender, soft). The name was introduced to Spain by the Goths, where it evolved to Rosalinda. Consequently, folk etymology now attributes the name as being derived from the Spanish elements rosa (rose) and linda (beautiful).

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Rosalind and Lisandro are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

We just named our baby born 8/11/11 Rosalind.
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Ro
Rose,
Rosie
Rosa,
Lindy,
Linda
Sal/Sally
Roz,
Lolly,
Lily,
Liddy
Ross
Allie
Ally
Aly
Ali
Rose-Lily

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Old German origin, and the meaning of Rosalind is "gentle horse". Also possibly a 16th-century poetic creation by Spenser, which has the meaning "beautiful rose".

Rosalind is a moon of Uranus.

Famous real-life people named Rosalind: | Edit

Rosalind Russell, American actress from classic 1940s comedies
Rosalind Franklin, pioneering British scientist who helped uncover the structure of the DNA molecule
Rosalind Chao, American actress

Rosalind in song, story & screen: | Edit

Rosalind, main character in William Shakespeare's play "As You Like It"
Rosalind, character in the book "Horse Heaven" by Jane Smiley.
Rosalind Penderwick, one of four main characters in the children's novels "The Penderwicks" and "The Penderwicks on Gardam Street"
Rosalind Antigone Bungs, a character in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

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