Roshanak (Persian: روشنک) is a traditional Iranian name for a female. Its meaning is "luminous beauty".
This was the name of a Bactrian noblewoman who was the daughter of Oxyartes of Sogdiana (or Bactria) and the official wife of Alexander the Great, known as Roxana in Greek.
The names Roxanne and Roxane are English and French variants of this name. Diminutives are Roxie and Roxy.
In Spanish and Romanian, the form Roxana is used while Ruxandra is used in Romanian only. Russian, Ukrainian, and Polish have a similar name, though probably of different etymology. In Russian, the form Роксана (Roksana) is used; in Ukrainian and Polish, Roksolana.
There used to be an eastern iranian tribe called the Roxolani in eastern europe around present day Ukraine, Moldovia and Romania.