Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Roselyn

Roselyn is a name with two possible etymologies. The first, and most obvious, is the simple combination of Rose and Lynn. The second etymology suggests that Roselyn is ultimately derived from Rosalind (by way of Rosaline and Rosalyn). The name Rosalind was brought to England by way of the Norman-French after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The French adapted the name from the ancient Germanic Roslindis, from the Old High German elements “hros” meaning “horse” and “lindi” meaning “soft, mild, tender, gentle”. Rosalind is a name loaded with literary cachet thanks to William Shakespeare’s comedy “As You Like It (c. 1600) which features a memorable heroine of the same name. Even before Shakespeare, English poet Edmund Spenser used the name in his 1579 volume of contemporary poetry called “Shepheardes Calender” which follows an unrequited love story between Colin and Rosalind. Rosalind has also been ascribed the folk etymology “lovely rose” or “pretty rose” from the Latin phrase “rosa linda”. Rosalind eventually morphed into names like Rosaline, Rosalyn and Roselyn.

All About the Baby Name – Roselyn

Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME ROSELYN

The number Nine personality represents the completion or ending of the cycle, and a need for perfection. This is the personality that moves from "self" to a greater understanding and compassion for the human condition and the world order. They want to make the world a better place. Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. They are courageous and fearless, able to fight great battles on behalf of worthy causes. These personalities will not tolerate injustice. They are compassionate people with a strong sensitivity to others. They are able to both educate and inspire. Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood to the Nine, and they place a high value on love and affection. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and they have a keen imagination and enterprising mind.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME ROSELYN

Roselyn was in circulation in America for the 40 years between 1913 and 1953. During that period of time, she was never a top choice or a fan favorite. The name pretty much averaged around position #770 on the charts (which means very few early century baby girls were named Roselyn). Back then, names like Rose, Rosemary, Rosa, Rosie and Rosalie all had her beat. In 1954 Roselyn finally succumbed to obscurity when she dropped off the Top 1000 list altogether. Her hibernation from usage would last about 50 years. The name just returned to the charts in 2003 and saw a healthy push in 2004. Why? We wondered. Puerto Rican actress Roselyn Sánchez hit the Hollywood scene alongside Jackie Chan in the hit action film “Rush Hour 2” (2001) and then immediately attracted the notice of Maxim and FHM men’s magazines (on their “Hot 100” and “Sexiest Women” lists). Sánchez’s influence on her name’s usage would only be brief and modest, but this doesn’t detract from the fact that Roselyn is still a “pretty rose” and a gorgeously “gentle” sounding name.

Quick Facts

ON ROSELYN

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

English

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

3

RANKING POPULARITY:

821

PRONUNCIATION:

ROZ-ə-lin; ROZ-lin

SIMPLE MEANING:

Gentle horse; or Pretty rose

Characteristics

OF ROSELYN

Multi-talented

Intuitive

Oneness

Idealistic

Philanthropy

Independent

Perfection

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Roselyn

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME ROSELYN

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Roselyn

Popular Songs

ON ROSELYN

We cannot find any popular or well-known songs with the name of Roselyn


Famous People

NAMED ROSELYN

Roselyn Sánchez (singer/model/actress)

Children of Famous People

NAMED ROSELYN

We cannot find any children of famous people with the first name Roselyn

Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME ROSELYN

We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Roselyn