Roswell name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Roswell mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Roswell

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from New York, U.S., the name Roswell means "Mighty horse".
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  1. A town in southeast New Mexico
  1. A city, the county seat of Chaves County, New Mexico, known for conspiracy theories that its Roswell Army Air Field has recovered UFOs and extraterrestrials.
  2. The most significant ufological event of a region.
  3. A city in Georgia, suburb of Atlanta

Notable Persons Named Roswell

Notable Persons Named Roswell

Roddy Bottum

Roddy Bottum is an alternative rock, indie rock, avant-garde, and alternative metal musician and keyboardist. He plays Electronic keyboard, Synthesizer, Guitar, Bass guitar, Sampler (musical instrument), Keyboard instrument, Modular synthesizer, Digital synthesizer, and Vocals. He has had major accomplishments since 1980. Roddy was given the name Roswell Christopher Bottum III on July 1st, 1963 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Roswell Pettibone Flower

Roswell Pettibone Flower was a Governor of New York. He was most active from 1892 to 1894. Roswell was born on August 7th, 1835 in Theresa (village), New York. He left this life on May 12th, 1899.

Roswell Rudd

Roswell Rudd is a jazz, dixieland, free jazz, and avant-garde jazz musician. He plays Trombone. His most notable accomplishments were from 1957 to present. Roswell was given the name Roswell Hopkins Rudd, Jr. on November 17th, 1935 in Sharon, Connecticut United States.

Roswell Gilpatric

Roswell Gilpatric was a United States Deputy Secretary of Defense and United States Under Secretary of the Air Force. Roswell was born on April 11th, 1906 in Brooklyn. He died on March 15th, 1996.

Roswell Sabine Ripley

Roswell was born on March 14th, 1823 in Worthington, Ohio. He died on March 26th, 1887.

Roswell B. Mason

Roswell B. Mason was a Mayor of Chicago. Roswell was born on September 19th, 1805 in New Hartford, New York, United States. He passed away on January 1st, 1892.

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    Military Person
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Notable Persons With the Last Name Roswell

Notable Persons With the Last Name Roswell

Maggie Roswell

Maggie Roswell is an actress, voice artist, writer, producer of advertisements, and voice acting. She was most prominent from 1973 to present. Maggie was born on November 14th, 1952 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Sterling Roswell

Sterling Roswell is a drone music, electronic music, and experimental music musician. He plays Drum kit, Guitar, and Vocals. He was most prominent from 1987 to present. Sterling is also known as Rosco.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Roswell U.S.
  White 86.56% 64.26%
  African American 9.08% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.87% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.92% 16.26%

Of Last Name Roswell

People with the last name Roswell are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Roswell

  • How Popular is the name Roswell? Roswell is the 8,934th most popular name of all time. As a last name Roswell was the 38,582nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Roswell have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,369 babies born with the first name Roswell in the United States. That's more than enough people named Roswell to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Roswell? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Roswell first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Roswell is Sunday, April 9th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Roswell born? The highest recorded use of the first name Roswell was in 1919 with a total of 48 babies.
  • Random Roswell Factoid: According to the 1920 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Roswell is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 11 babies in New York have the same name in 1920.
  • Weird things about the name Roswell: The name spelled backwards is Llewsor. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Slrlewo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Roswell? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 573 people with the last name Roswell.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Roswell? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Roswell as their last name since less than 1 person in 526k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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