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.
- J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life (First mentioned)
- Roxanne is said to look more like her mother with her dark skin and black hair.