August 4, 2014 § 2 Comments
A Norman variation on a Germanic name meaning something like “tender horse”; later influenced by Latin meaning “beautiful rose”. Sometimes used a variation of “Rose“.
VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Ros, Rosa, Rosaleen, Rosalie, Rosalinda, Rosalina, Rosaline, Rosalyn, Rosalynn, Rosalynne, Rose, Roselin, Roselind, Roselyn, Rosie, Roslyn, Rosy, Roz, Rozlyn, etc.
REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Rosalind (Rose) Crawley is the elder of the two little Crawley girls Becky Sharp is hired to be governess for in Vanity Fair, by William Makepeace Thackeray (published in 1847-48, but set in the 1810s-20s).