Rosalyn: baby girl name meaning and popularity

Rosalyn

Derived from the name Rosalind, which is comprised of two Germanic elements meaning "horse" and "soft" - so essentially, "gentle horse." Until you try to get your little Rosalyn fastened securely into her car seat, at which time she'll more closely resemble a bucking bronco.

Nicknames:

Ros, Rozzie, Lyn.

Famous people named Rosalyn:

Nobel Prize winner Rosalyn Sussman Yalow; pianist Rosalyn Tureck; actresses Rosalyn Borden and Rosalyn Landor.

Fun fact:

Rosalyn was the name of Calvin's babysitter in the comic strip "Calvin and Hobbes."

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