Roxanne Etymology & Historical Origin

The name Roxanne is the English and French type of an old Greek name Roxana which was eventually gotten from the Bactrian-Persian Roshanak, the meaning of Roxanne is “sunrise”.

Roshanak was the little girl of a Bactrian aristocrat who turned into the principal spouse of Alexander the Great around 330 B.C. after he vanquished the Persian Empire. At the end of the day, Roxana is an extremely antiquated name! Be that as it may, it was not generally utilised among English speakers until 2,000 years after the fact when, in the eighteenth century, English creator Daniel Defoe composed a novel called “Roxana: The Fortunate Mistress” which conveyed some notice to this old Persian name.

The more scholarly cash was added to the name by a method for Edmond Rostand, a French screenwriter who composed an outstanding play called “Cyrano de Bergerac” in which the exceptionally lovely and profoundly keen Roxane is play’s main character’s protest of want.


The popularity of Roxanne is at a high, increasing in the past 20 years. The rank of the name was 158th in 2016.

Famous People or Things with the Name

The popular actress Roxanne Pallett
The popular actress Roxanne Pallett

Roxanne Pallett an English actress made famous by here role on the television shop Emmerdale.
Roxanne is a song written and sung by Sting during his time in the band ‘The Police’.
Roxanne Emery a singer song writer from Southampton.

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