Girl Baby Name

Roisin

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Quick Facts on Roisin

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • Celtic, Gaelic, Irish
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • N/A
Pronunciation:
RO-sheen
Simple meaning:
Little rose

Characteristics of Roisin

  • Communicative
  • Creative
  • Optimistic
  • Popular
  • Social
  • Dramatic
  • Happy

Etymology & Historical Origin - Roisin

Róisín is the diminutive of “róis” which is the Irish-Gaelic word for “rose”. As a diminutive, Róisín essentially means “little rose”. While not popular here in the United States, Róisín does quite well as a baby girl’s name of choice in Ireland. The name has averaged around position #27 in the past 10 years on the Emerald Isle. The English equivalent would be Rosie (the diminutive of Rose). Offering additional uniqueness, Róisín is pronounced “RO-sheen” in her Irish-Gaelic tongue. Oddly enough, evidence of Róisín being used as a female first name dates back to the 16th century in Ireland thanks to a famous Irish-Gaelic love song known as “Róisín Dubh” (Little Black Rose). The song was later adopted as a hidden political statement during a period of time when England outlawed patriotic poems and songs in Ireland – the Irish people considered Róisín Dubh as a metaphor for Ireland herself, camouflaging their true patriotism behind a seemingly innocuous love song. Leave it to the Irish to come up a clever way to express themselves under an atmosphere of oppression. It is for this reason that Róisín is not only a lovely name (Little Rose), but it’s one loaded with symbolic meaning and synonymous with the Irish people’s love for their land.

Popularity of the Name Roisin

Róisín has never been used with enough frequency in the United States to make the Top 1000 list. In other words, Róisín is a very uncommon name on this side of the Atlantic, despite our large Irish-American population. Yet that very fact may appeal to many American parents looking for a particular ethnicity, symbolism and uniqueness in a name for their daughters.
Popularity of the Girl Name Roisin
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Roisin

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Roisin

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Roisin

    Róisín We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Róisín.

  • Popular Songs on Roisin

    Popular Songs on Roisin

    Róisín Dubh - a song by Joe Heaney

    Roisin Dubh - a song by the Dubliners

    Roisin Dubh (Black Rose) - a song by Thin Lizzie

    To Youth (My Sweet Roisin Dubh) - a song by Flogging Molly

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Roisin

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Roisin

    Róisín - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character named Róisín.

  • Famous People Named Roisin

    Famous People Named Roisin

    Famous People Named Róisín - Róisín Murphy (Irish singer/songwriter)

  • Children of Famous People Named Roisin

    Children of Famous People Named Roisin

    Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Róisín - Sinéad O'Connor (Irish singer/songwriter)

  • Historic Figures

    Roisin - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Róisín - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Róisín.

Personality of the Girl Name Roisin

The Three energy is powerful and enthusiastic. These personalities are cheerful, full of self-expression, and often quite emotional. They have an artistic flair and "gift-of-gab" that makes them natural entertainers. Their joyfulness bubbles over, and their infectious exuberance draws a crowd. The Three personality is like a child - forever young and full of delight. They are charming, witty, and generally happy people. The Three personality lives in the "now" and has a spontaneous nature. Threes seem to live with a bright and seemingly unbreakable aura that attracts others to them. In turn, they are deeply loyal and loving to their friends and family. Luck also has a tendency to favor number Threes.

Variations of the Baby Name - Roisin

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