Roxanne Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Roxanne:
From the Greek Roxanē, which is believed to be derived from the Persian Roschana (dawn of day). The name was borne by the Bactrian wife of Alexander the Great, which seems to substantiate the name's roots.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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My name is Roxann. It is spelled uniquely because my mother did not see the need for the final "e." This has been problematic because even when people ask how to spell it, they still add an "e" to the end even though I do not say it!!
My late step-mother was named Roxanne. She was born in 1957. She was a wonderful, talented, high-spirited woman who was selfless and always there for me like an angel. I always thought her name was odd. Most of her friends called her "ROX" or "ROXY" and yes, she did get the song "ROXANNE" sang to her all of the time. I have never met another Roxanne in all of my life. She was the best person I knew.
Roxanne can also be spelled Roxana, but said exactly the same.
- Personal experiences with the name Roxanne
Often get sung "Roooooooooxxxxxaaaaaaaaane, you don't have to put on the red light!"
I was named after the lovely lady on "Beat the Clock" game show. She was popular in the fifties when the name was most popular. There was even a Roxanne doll. I believe most people named Roxanne during that time were named after her.
- Nicknames for Roxanne
- Meanings and history of the name Roxanne
Persian meaning "dawn."
- Famous real-life people named Roxanne
Roxanne Pulitzer, center of scandal in the 1980s
Wife of Alexander the Great
- Roxanne in song, story & screen
"Roxanne," 1978 hit song by The Police
Main character in "Cyrano de Bergerac"
"Roxanne," a 1987 film based on the Cyrano de Bergerac story, starring Darryl Hannah in the title role.
Character in "The Goofy Movie," the main character's love interest.
Nicolas Cage's love interest in the movie "Ghost Rider."
Roxanne/Tina Fey in Megamind
Roxanne Weasley, daughter of George Weasley and Angelina Weasley (née Johnson) in J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" series.
Roxie is the lead in the Broadway play/Academy Award winning movie "Chicago"
Roxanne "Roxie" Washington, Bling! in the X-Men