Roxanne is an English spelling of the French name Roxane, which in turn comes from the Greek name Roxana, derived from the Persian Roshanak, meaning "bright" or "dawn". Roxana was the name of Alexander the Great's first wife. Also, Roxanne is the name of a main character in Edmond Rostand's play Cyrano de Bergerac, who is the love interest of the eponymous hero.
Notes and references
- ↑ Times Online - The Unwritten Story of Harry's Friends and Their Children
- ↑ Pottermore - The Weasley Family Tree: "As her parents shared a love of Quidditch, it’s possible that they passed this on to their daughter. The question is, would Roxanne have played as a Beater or a Chaser?"
- ↑ Behind the Name: Roxana