Rosanna Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Rosanna:
Combination name formed from the names Rose (horse; rose) and Anna (gracious, full of grace).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Rose and Anne are staples for girls’ middle names. Smoosh ‘em together, and you arrive at a romantic, feminine and surprisingly uncommon appellation that sounds just right in the first spot.
You’ll hear the name in English, as well as Italian and a smattering of other European languages. The Swedish all-girl pop group Play included a Rosanna; Google searches turn up Rosannas in Norway, Germany and Denmark. Canary Islands-born Rosana Arbelo is a Latin pop singer.
Rosanna sounds just right with today’s chart-toppers Isabella and Olivia. And yet, she’s undeniably distinctive. Rosie is a spunky nickname option, conjuring up the capable World War II icon. You might even use Roxy, though it is a bit of a stretch.
If you’re hoping to choose a feminine name that stands out and fits in, Rosanna is one to consider.
- Personal experiences with the name Rosanna
I named my daughter Rosanna. I started with the nick name Rosie, because I am Irish, and then to please my Italian in laws I picked the proper name Rosanna. I only had a girl's name chosen, my gut said the baby was going to be a girl. My husband is a dark Italian, imagine my surprise when she popped out a redhead. Everybody knows Rosie! I could not have picked a better name. I remember when she was four I asked her what her last name was, "She said," My name is Rosie Posy."
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Of English origin, Rosanna is a combination name meaning "Rose of Grace."
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Rosanna (song) by Toto