Of Germanic origin.
Also spelled Rosamond or Rosamunde.
Derives from two Germanic word elements: “hros”, meaning horse and “mund”, meaning protection.
Rosamund may also be of Latin origin.
Deriving from the phrase “rosa munda”, meaning “pure rose”.
Variants are Rosamunda and Rosamonde.
Rosamunde, Princess of Cyprus is a play, by German poet and playwright Helmina von Chézy.
Rosamond is also an 1733 opera, by English composer Thomas Arne, based on Joseph Addison’s libretto.
Famous bearers are Rosamund Pike, Rosamund Hanson, Rosamund Pilcher, Rosamund Stanhope, Rosamund Clifford.