RoisinI love the name Roisin (roh-sheen) because its another great Irish name, my favorite saint is St. Rose but that name is too common.
The name Róisín /ROE sheen/ likely comes from the Germanic hros meaning "horse" brought to Ireland by the Normans in names like Rosalind and Rosamund. However, it's because rós is the Irish Gaelic word for the rose flower that this name became and remains so popular. The ín ending makes it a diminutive, so in English it is equivalent to "Rosie."
See Also: Rose
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