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When most people think of the baby name Roosevelt, they think of two presidents who had the surname during the early 20th century. These days, Roosevelt remains a surname, but it has also become a given name for baby boys. The Dutch name also has a cool floral meaning. Roosevelt was more popular during the 20th century, but it's beyond time for it to make a comeback.

Meaning of the name Roosevelt:

Dutch: From the rose field

Origin of the name Roosevelt:

The name Roosevelt is derived from the Dutch surname Van Rosenvelt, which means from the rose field.

Symbolism of the name Roosevelt:

Because the baby name Roosevelt means “from the rose fields,” many new parents may see the rose as symbolic of love. Because Roosevelt was also the surname of two presidents, many new parents may see it as a symbol of leadership.

baby name Roosevelt

Style of the name Roosevelt:

Traditional

Gender of the name Roosevelt:

Roosevelt is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Roosevelt:

ROW-zuh-velt

Number of syllables in the name Roosevelt:

Three

Emotion evoked from the name Roosevelt:

The baby name Roosevelt evokes images of someone who is stoic and brave.

Alternative spellings for the name Roosevelt:

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Nicknames for the name Roosevelt:

Popularity of the name Roosevelt:

Roosevelt was a top 1,000 baby name for boys in the United States until 1993. According to the Social Security Administration, it last ranked at number 964 in 1993.

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Great middle names for Roosevelt and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Roosevelt:

Roosevelts in popular culture:

  • Roosevelt Franklin (character from the TV show “Sesame Street”)