Roxanne Name Meaning & Origin

Roxanne

Pronunciation: rahk-SAN (key)

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.

Related Names:

Roxana, Roxanna, Roxie, Roxane

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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

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