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The name Rosamund (also spelled Rosamond and Rosamunde) is a girls' name and can also be a family name (surname). Originally it combined the Germanic elements hros, meaning horse, and mund, meaning "protection". Later, it was influenced by the Latin phrases rosa munda, meaning "pure rose",[1] and rosa mundi, meaning "rose of the world".[2] "Rosamonda" is the Italian, "Rosamunde" is the German and "Rosemonde" the French form of the name.

People named Rosamund thereof include:


  1. ^ "Behind the Name: Meaning, Origin, and History of the name Rosamund". Retrieved 2009-02-22. 
  2. ^ Clark, Andrew (1891). The life and times of Anthony Wood, antiquary, of Oxford, 1632–1695, described by himself. Volume I. Oxford: the Clarendon Press. p. 341. Retrieved 2009-02-22.  Ultimately quoting Dives et pauper, London, 1493.