Origin:German
Popularity:9697
Meaning:horse protector; pure rose
Rosamund is a feminine name of German origin with all the whispers of a British appellation. Hinting at rosebuds and natural beauty, Rosamund's roots actually reveal a far more formidable character. Far from sweet blooms, the name derives from the German elements hros, meaning "horse," and mund, meaning "protection." It was not until Rosamund's introduction to British royal society that the name's meaning changed from "horse protector" to "pure rose"—influenced by the Latin rosa munda. A rose by any name may smell as sweet, but in little Rosamund's case, one title can possess a whole myriad of possibilities.

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