Germanic hros "horse" + lind "weak, tender", associated by medieval folk etymology with Latin rosa linda "lovely rose".
- A female given name.
- 1599, William Shakespeare, As You Like It: Act III, Scene II:
- Jaques. Rosalind is your love's name?
- Orlando. Yes, just.
- Jaques. I do not like her name.
- Orlando. There was no thought of pleasing you when she was christened.