Rosamund Name Meaning & Origin
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Beautiful name with a very English feel, and ancient roots
- Personal experiences with the name Rosamund
My name is Rosamund and I think it's just dear. Some people spell it with an 'o', while others a 'u'; I much prefer the second, for when written it looks so much more the gentle and feminine of the two. I'm often called Rose because of the coppery red, rose like shades that appear in my brown hair when it's sunny. Rose is also a lovely name. Once popular, but now quite rare: it will always be beautiful.
Doing genealogy found the name Rosamund Roxy Rosia. What a unique name!
- Nicknames for Rosamund
Ros, Rosie, Roz, Rose, Rosa, Ozzie, Maisie.
- Meanings and history of the name Rosamund
The name Rosamund (also spelt Rosamond or Rosamunde) is a girls' name of Germanic origin and can also be a family, or surname. Rosemonde is the French form of the name.
Also said to be derived from Latin "rosa mundi", or "the rose of the world". This description was given to Henry II's mistress, Rosamund Clifford, for her beauty.
- Famous real-life people named Rosamund
Rosamund Lehmann, novelist
Rosamund Clifford, medieval beauty and longtime mistress of Henry II
Rosamund was also the name of an Italian Queen and wife of Alboin
Rosamund Elspeth Howe, Baroness Howe of Idlicote
Rosamund Pike, British actress
Rosamunde Pilcher, British novelist
- Rosamund in song, story & screen
Rosamund, An opera by Thomas Augustine Arne.
Rosamund, A tragicomedy by Carlo Goldoni
Rosamund Street is also the name of a fictitious street in the British soap opera Coronation Street.
Rosamund, character from The Robber Bridegroom, a novel and musical
Rosamund Mary Watson, daughter of John and Mary Watson in the BBC adaptation of Sherlock