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RALPH   m   English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German
Contracted form of the Old Norse name RÁÐÚLFR (or its Norman form Radulf). Scandinavian settlers introduced it to England before the Norman conquest, though afterwards it was bolstered by Norman influence. In the Middle Ages it was usually spelled Ralf, but by the 17th century it was most commonly Rafe, reflecting the normal pronunciation. The Ralph spelling appeared in the 18th century. A famous bearer of the name was Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), an American poet and author who wrote on transcendentalism.
RALPHIE   m   English
Diminutive of RALPH.
RALUCA   f   Romanian
Romanian diminutive of the Greek name Rallou, of uncertain meaning. It was popularized by the actress Rallou Karatza (1778-1870), a daughter of the Prince of Wallachia Ioannis Karatzas, who was of Greek background.
RAM (1)   m   Biblical
Means "exalted" in Hebrew. This was a son of Hezron in the Old Testament.
RAMA (1)   m   Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam
Means "pleasing, beautiful" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this is the name of an incarnation of the god Vishnu. He is the hero of the 'Ramayana', a Hindu epic, which tells of the abduction of his wife Sita by the demon king Ravana, and his efforts to recapture her.
RAMA (2)   f   Hinduism
Means "wife" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the goddess Lakshmi.
RAMACHANDRA   m   Hinduism, Indian, Kannada, Telugu
Derived from the name of the Hindu god RAMA (1) combined with Sanskrit चन्द्र (chandra) meaning "moon". This is another name of Rama.
RAMADAN   m   Arabic
From the name of the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is derived from Arabic رمض (ramad) meaning "parchedness, scorchedness". Muslims traditionally fast during this month.
RAMAKRISHNA   m   Indian, Telugu, Kannada
Combination of the names of the Hindu gods RAMA (1) and KRISHNA. This name was borne by the Hindu religious teacher Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa (1836-1886).
RAMAZ   m   Georgian
Possibly a Georgian form of RAMADAN.
RAMAZAN   m   Turkish
Turkish form of RAMADAN.
RAMAZI   m   Georgian
Variant of RAMAZ.
RAMBERT   m   Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements hramn "raven" and beraht "bright".
RAMESES   m   Ancient Egyptian (Hellenized)
From Egyptian Ra-msj-sw meaning "born of Ra", composed of the name of the supreme god RA combined with the Egyptian root mesu "be born". Rameses was the name of eleven Egyptian kings of the New Kingdom. The most important of these were Rameses II the Great who campaigned against the Hittites and also built several great monuments, and Rameses III who defended Egypt from the Libyans and Sea Peoples.
RAMESH   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Nepali
Modern transcription of RAMESHA.
RAMESHA   m   Hinduism
Means "husband of Lakshmi", derived from RAMA (2), a name of Lakshmi, combined with ईश (isha) meaning "ruler, husband". This is one of the names of the Hindu god Vishnu.
RAMESHVARA   m   Hinduism
Means "lord of Rama", derived from the name of the Hindu god RAMA (1) combined with Sanskrit ईश्वर (ishvara) meaning "lord, god". This is another name for the Hindu god Shiva.
RAMESHWAR   m   Indian, Hindi
Modern form of RAMESHVARA.
RAMESSU   m   Ancient Egyptian
Reconstructed Egyptian form of RAMESES.
RAMIRO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Ramirus, a Latinized form of a Visigothic name derived from the Germanic elements ragin "advice" and meri "famous". Saint Ramirus was a 6th-century prior of the Saint Claudius Monastery in Leon. He and several others were executed by the Arian Visigoths, who opposed orthodox Christianity. This name was subsequently borne by kings of León, Asturias and Aragon.
RAMIRUS   m   Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of Raginmar (see RAMIRO).
RAMLA   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of RAMLAH.
RAMLAH   f   Arabic
Means "sand" in Arabic. This was the name of one of the wives of Muhammad.
RAMÓN   m   Spanish
Spanish form of RAYMOND.
RAMON   m   Catalan
Catalan form of RAYMOND.
RAMONA   f   Spanish, Romanian, English
Feminine form of RAMÓN. It was popularized in the English-speaking world by Helen Hunt Jackson's novel 'Ramona' (1884), as well as several subsequent movies based on the book.
RAMSAY   m   Scottish
Variant of RAMSEY.
RAMSEY   m   English
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "wild-garlic island" in Old English.
RAMŪNAS   m   Lithuanian
Derived from Lithuanian ramus meaning "calm".
RAN   f   Japanese
From Japanese (ran) meaning "orchid" or other kanji pronounced in the same way.
RANA (1)   f   Arabic
Means "an eye-catching object" from Arabic رنا (rana) "to gaze".
RANA (2)   m   Punjabi, Urdu, Bengali
From the Sanskrit title राणा (rana) meaning "king".
RANALD   m   Scottish
Scottish form of REYNOLD.
RANDA   f   Arabic
Means "scented tree" in Arabic.
RANDAL   m   English
Variant of RANDALL.
RANDALL   m   English
From an English surname which was derived from the medieval given name RANDEL.
RANDEL   m   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of RANDOLF and other names beginning with the Germanic element rand meaning "rim (of a shield)".
RANDELL   m   English
Variant of RANDALL.
RANDI (1)   f   English
Diminutive of MIRANDA.
RANDI (2)   f   Norwegian, Danish, Swedish
Modern form of the Old Norse name Ragnfríðr, which was derived from regin "advice, counsel" and fríðr "beautiful".
RANDOLF   m   English
From the Germanic elements rand meaning "rim (of a shield)" and wulf meaning "wolf". The Normans brought this name to England, where there existed already an Old Norse cognate Randúlfr, which had been introduced by Scandinavian settlers. Randolf became rare after the Middle Ages, though it was revived in the 18th century (usually in the spelling Randolph).
RANDOLPH   m   English
Variant of RANDOLF. This spelling was adopted in the 18th century.
RANDULF   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of RANDOLF.
RANDÚLFR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of RANDOLF.
RANDY   m & f   English
Diminutive of RANDALL, RANDOLF or MIRANDA.
RANGI   m   Maori, Polynesian Mythology
Means "sky" in Maori. In Maori and other Polynesian mythology Rangi or Ranginui was a god of the sky, husband of the earth goddess Papa. They were locked in a crushing embrace but were eventually separated by their children, the other gods.
RANI (1)   f   Indian, Telugu, Hindi, Marathi
Means "queen" in Sanskrit.
RANI (2)   f   Hebrew
Means "my joy" or "my song" in Hebrew.
RANIERO   m   Italian
Italian form of RAYNER.
RANIYA   f   Arabic
Means "looking at", derived from Arabic رنا (rana) "to gaze".
RANJ   m   Indian, Hindi (Anglicized)
Short form of RANJIT.
RANJEET   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
Variant transcription of RANJIT.
RANJIT   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
Means "coloured, pleased, delighted" in Sanskrit. A famous bearer was Ranjit Singh (1780-1839), the founder of a Sikh kingdom that covered most of the Punjab and Kashmir.
RANKA   f   Croatian
Feminine form of RANKO.
RANKO   m   Serbian, Croatian
Derived from the Slavic word ранъ (ranu) meaning "early".
RANSU   m   Finnish (Rare)
Finnish form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
RANULF   m   Scottish
Scottish form of the Old Norse name Randúlfr, a cognate of RANDOLF. Scandinavian settlers and invaders introduced this name to Scotland in the Middle Ages.
RANULPH   m   Scottish
Variant of RANULF.
RANYA   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of RANIYA.
RAOUL   m   French, Italian
French form of Radulf (see RALPH).
RAPHAËL   m   French
French form of RAPHAEL.
RAPHAEL   m   German, English, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name רָפָאֵל (Rafa'el) which meant "God has healed". In Hebrew tradition Raphael was the name of one of the seven archangels. He appears in the Book of Tobit, in which he disguises himself as a man named Azarias and accompanies Tobias on his journey to Media, aiding him along the way. In the end he cures Tobias's father Tobit of his blindness. He is not mentioned in the New Testament, though tradition identifies him with the angel troubling the water in John 5:4.... [more]
RAPHAELA   f   German
Feminine form of RAPHAEL.
RAPHAËLLE   f   French
French feminine form of RAPHAEL.
RAQUEL   f   Spanish, Portuguese, English
Spanish and Portuguese form of RACHEL.
RASA   f   Lithuanian
Means "dew" in Lithuanian.
RASCHELLE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of RACHELLE.
RASEL   m   Bengali
Bengali form of RASUL.
RASHA   f   Arabic
Means "young gazelle" in Arabic.
RASHAD   m   Arabic, Azerbaijani
Means "good sense, good guidance" in Arabic.
RASHAUN   m   African American (Rare)
Combination of the prefix Ra with the name SHAUN.
RASHAWN   m   African American (Modern)
Combination of the prefix Ra with the name SHAWN.
RASHED   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of راشد (RASHID).
RASHEED   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of رشيد (RASHID).
RASHID   m   Arabic
Means "rightly guided" in Arabic. This transcription represents two different Arabic names. In Islamic tradition الرشيد (al-Rashid) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
RASHIDA   f   Arabic
Feminine form of RASHID.
RASHMI   f & m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil
Means "ray of sunlight" or "rope" in Sanskrit.
RASHN   m   Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of Avestan Rashnu meaning "justice". In Zoroastrianism this was the name of a Yazata who judged the souls of the dead.
RASHNU   m   Persian Mythology
Ancient Avestan form of RASHN.
RASİM   m   Turkish, Azerbaijani
Turkish and Azerbaijani form of RASIM.
RASIM   m   Arabic
Means "planner, architect" in Arabic.
RASIMA   f   Arabic
Feminine form of RASIM.
RASMUS   m   Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
Scandinavian form of ERASMUS.
RASTUS   m   English (Rare)
Short form of ERASTUS.
RASUL   m   Arabic
Means "prophet, messenger" in Arabic.
RATAN   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
Variant of RATNA.
RATHNA   f & m   Tamil
Southern Indian variant of RATNA.
RATHNAIT   f   Irish
Derived from Irish rath "grace, prosperity" combined with a diminutive suffix.
RÁÐÚLFR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Norse elements ráð meaning "counsel" and úlfr meaning "wolf".
RATI   f   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "rest, pleasure" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the wife of the Hindu god of love Kama.
RATIMIR   m   Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements rati meaning "war, battle" and miru meaning "peace, world".
RATKO   m   Croatian, Serbian
Diminutive of names beginning with the Slavic element rati meaning "war, battle".
RATNA   f & m   Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Nepali, Indonesian
Derived from Sanskrit रत्न (ratna) meaning "jewel, treasure". This is a transcription of both the feminine form रत्ना and the masculine form रत्न.
RATNAM   m & f   Indian, Telugu
Southern Indian variant of RATNA.
RATOMIR   m   Serbian
Serbian form of RATIMIR.
RATREE   f   Thai
From the name of a variety of jasmine flower, the night jasmine, ultimately from a poetic word meaning "night".
RATU   f   Indonesian
Means "queen" in Indonesian and Javanese.
RAUF   m   Arabic
Means "compassionate" in Arabic.
RAUHA   f   Finnish
Means "peace" in Finnish.
RAÚL   m   Spanish
Spanish form of RADULF.
RAUL   m   Portuguese, Italian
Portuguese and Italian form of Radulf (see RALPH).
RAVA   f   Esperanto
Means "ravishing" in Esperanto.
RAVEN   f & m   English
From the name of the bird, ultimately from Old English hræfn. The raven is revered by several Native American groups of the west coast. It is also associated with the Norse god Odin.
RAVENNA   f   English (Rare)
Either an elaboration of RAVEN, or else from the name of the city of Ravenna in Italy.
RAVI   m   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Odia, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Nepali
Means "sun" in Sanskrit. Ravi is a Hindu god of the sun, sometimes equated with Surya. A famous bearer was the musician Ravi Shankar (1920-2012).
RAVID   m & f   Hebrew
Means "ornament, necklace" in Hebrew.
RAVIL   m   Tatar
Meaning unknown, possibly of Arabic origin.
RAVINDER   m & f   Indian (Sikh)
Variant of RAVINDRA used by Sikhs.
RAVINDRA   m   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada
Means "lord of the sun" from Sanskrit रवि (ravi) meaning "sun" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA, used here to mean "lord". This is another name for the Hindu god Surya.
RAWIYA   f   Arabic
Means "storyteller", derived from Arabic روى (rawa) "to relate".
RAWYA   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of RAWIYA.
RAY   m   English
Short form of RAYMOND, often used as an independent name. It coincides with an English word meaning "beam of light". Science-fiction author Ray Bradbury (1920-2012) and musician Ray Charles (1930-2004) are two notable bearers of the name.
RAYA   f   Bulgarian, Russian
Diminutive of RAYNA (1) or RAISA (1).
RAYAN   m & f   Arabic
Variant transcription of RAYYAN.
RAYEN   f   Native American, Mapuche, Spanish (Latin American)
Means "flower" in Mapuche.
RAYHANA   f   Arabic
Means "basil" in Arabic. This was the name of a wife of the Prophet Muhammad.
RAYKO   m   Bulgarian
Bulgarian variant of RADKO.
RAYLENE   f   English (Rare)
Combination of RAY and the popular name suffix lene.
RAYMOND   m   English, French
From the Germanic name Raginmund, composed of the elements ragin "advice" and mund "protector". The Normans introduced this name to England in the form Reimund. It was borne by several medieval (mostly Spanish) saints, including Saint Raymond Nonnatus, the patron of midwives and expectant mothers, and Saint Raymond of Peñafort, the patron of canonists.
RAYMONDE   f   French
French feminine form of RAYMOND.
RAYMUND   m   English (Rare)
Variant of RAYMOND.
RAYMUNDO   m   Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Spanish and Portuguese form of RAYMOND.
RAYNA (1)   f   Bulgarian
Either a Bulgarian form of REGINA or a feminine form of RAYNO.
RAYNA (2)   f   Yiddish
Variant transcription of REINA (2).
RAYNARD   m   English
Variant of REYNARD.
RAYNER   m   English (Archaic)
From the Germanic name Raganhar, composed of the elements ragin "advice" and hari "army". The Normans brought this name to England where it came into general use, though it was rare by the end of the Middle Ages.
RAYNO   m   Bulgarian
Bulgarian variant of RADKO.
RAYYAN   m & f   Arabic
Means "watered, luxuriant" in Arabic. According to Islamic tradition this is the name of one of the gates of paradise.
RAZ   m & f   Hebrew
Means "secret" in Hebrew.
RAZA   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of RIDHA.
RAZIELA   f   Hebrew
Means "my secret is God" in Hebrew.
RĂZVAN   m   Romanian
Meaning unknown, possibly related to the name RADOVAN. Alternatively it may have been brought to Romania from India by Gypsies, and may mean something like "bringer of good news".
RE   m   Egyptian Mythology
Variant spelling of RA.
READ   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was a variant of REED.
REAGAN   f & m   English, Irish
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Ríagáin meaning "descendant of RIAGÁN". This surname was borne by American president Ronald Reagan (1911-2004).
RÉAMANN   m   Irish
Irish form of RAYMOND.
REANNA   f   English (Modern)
Variant of RHIANNA.
REANNON   f   English (Rare)
Variant of RHIANNON.
REARDEN   m   Irish
Anglicized form of RÓRDÁN.
REBA   f   English
Short form of REBECCA.
REBECA   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of REBECCA.
RÉBECCA   f   French
French form of REBECCA.
REBECCA   f   English, Italian, Swedish, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name רִבְקָה (Rivqah) from an unattested root probably meaning "join, tie, snare". This is the name of the wife of Isaac and the mother of Esau and Jacob in the Old Testament. It came into use as a Christian name after the Protestant Reformation, and it was popular with the Puritans in the 17th century.
REBECCAH   f   English (Rare)
Variant of REBECCA.
REBECCANNE   f   English (Rare)
Combination of REBECCA and ANNE (1).
REBECKA   f   Swedish
Swedish variant of REBECCA.
REBECKAH   f   English (Rare)
Variant of REBECCA.
REBEKA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of REBECCA.
REBEKAH   f   Biblical, English
Form of REBECCA used in some versions of the Bible.
REBEKKA   f   German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Faroese, Finnish, Biblical Greek
Cognate of REBECCA. It is also the form used in the Greek Old Testament.
RECEP   m   Turkish
Turkish form of RAJAB.
RED   m   English
From the English word, ultimately derived from Old English read. It was originally a nickname given to a person with red hair or a ruddy complexion.
REDD   m   English (Rare)
Variant of RED.
REDMOND   m   Irish
Anglicized form of RÉAMANN.
REDMUND   m   Irish
Anglicized form of RÉAMANN.
REECE   m   Welsh
Anglicized form of RHYS.
REED   m   English
From an English surname which comes from multiple sources, including Old English read meaning "red" (originally a nickname given to a person with red hair or a ruddy complexion) and Old English ried meaning "clearing" (given to a person who lived in a clearing in the woods).
REEM   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of RIM.
REENA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of RINA (3).
REENE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of RENÉE.
REENIE   f   English (Rare)
Either a variant of RENÉE or a diminutive of names ending in reen.
REES   m   Welsh
Anglicized form of RHYS.
REESE   m   Welsh
Anglicized form of RHYS.
REETA   f   Finnish
Finnish short form of MARGARET.
REETTA   f   Finnish
Finnish short form of MARGARET.
REFİK   m   Turkish
Turkish form of RAFIQ.
REFILWE   m & f   Southern African, Tswana
Means "we were given" in Tswana.
REG   m   English
Short form of REGINALD.
REGAN   f   English
Meaning unknown, probably of Celtic origin. Shakespeare took the name from earlier British legends and used it in his tragedy 'King Lear' (1606) for a treacherous daughter of the king. In the modern era it has appeared in the horror movie 'The Exorcist' (1973) belonging to a girl possessed by the devil. This name can also be used as a variant of REAGAN.
REGANA   f   English (Rare)
Elaboration of REGAN, influenced by REGINA.
REGENA   f   English
Variant of REGINA.
REGGIE   m   English
Diminutive of REGINALD.
REGIN   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of REIN.
REGINA   f   English, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Lithuanian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Late Roman
Means "queen" in Latin (or Italian). It was in use as a Christian name from early times, and was borne by a 2nd-century saint. In England it was used during the Middle Ages in honour of the Virgin Mary, and it was later revived in the 19th century. A city in Canada bears this name, in honour of Queen Victoria.
REGINALD   m   English
From Reginaldus, a Latinized form of REYNOLD.
RÉGINE   f   French
French form of REGINA.
REGINE   f   German, Norwegian
German and Norwegian form of REGINA.
RÉGIS   m   French
From a surname meaning "ruler" in Occitan. This name is often given in honour of Saint Jean-François Régis, a 17th-century French Jesuit priest.
REGULA   f   German (Swiss), Late Roman
Means "rule" in Latin. This was the name of a 3rd-century Swiss martyr, the patron saint of Zurich.
RÉGULO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of REGULUS.
REGULUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen meaning "prince, little king", a diminutive of Latin rex "king". This was the cognomen of several 3rd-century BC consuls from the gens Atilia. It was also the name of several early saints. A star in the constellation Leo bears this name as well.
REHAV'AM   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of REHOBOAM.
REHOBOAM   m   Biblical
From the Hebrew name רֵחַבְעָם (Rechav'am) meaning "he enlarges the people". In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Solomon. He succeeded his father as king of Israel, but his subjects eventually revolted because of high taxes. This resulted in the division of the kingdom into Israel and Judah, with Rehoboam ruling Judah.
ŘEHOŘ   m   Czech
Czech form of GREGORY.
REI   f   Japanese
From Japanese (rei) meaning "bell", (rei) meaning "beautiful, lovely" or (rei) meaning "the tinkling of jade". This name can also be formed by other kanji with the same pronunciation.
REID   m   English
From a surname, a Scots variant of REED.
REIDAR   m   Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Hreiðarr which was derived from the elements hreiðr "nest, home" and arr "warrior".
REIDUN   f   Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Hreiðunn which was derived from the elements hreiðr "nest, home" and unnr "to wave, to billow".
REIJO   m   Finnish
Finnish form of GREGORY.
REILLY   m & f   English (Modern)
From an Irish surname which was derived from the given name Raghailleach, meaning unknown.
REIMA   m   Finnish
Finnish form of RAYMOND.
REIMUND   m   German
German form of RAYMOND.
REIN   m   German, Frisian, Dutch
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element ragin "advice, counsel".
REINA (1)   f   Spanish
Means "queen" in Spanish.
REINA (2)   f   Yiddish
Derived from Yiddish רֵײן (rein) meaning "clean, pure". It is sometimes used as a Yiddish form of KATHERINE.
REINALD   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of REYNOLD.
REINALDO   m   Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of REYNOLD.
REINE   f   French
Means "queen" in French.
REINER   m   German, Ancient Germanic
German form of RAYNER.
REINHARD   m   German, Ancient Germanic
German cognate of REYNARD.
REINHILD   f   German
From a Germanic name which was composed of the elements ragin "advice" and hild "battle".
REINHILDE   f   German
Variant of REINHILD.
REINHOLD   m   German, Ancient Germanic
German cognate of REYNOLD.
REINIER   m   Dutch
Dutch form of RAYNER.
REINO   m   Finnish
Finnish form of REYNOLD.
REINOUD   m   Dutch
Dutch cognate of REYNOLD.
REINOUT   m   Dutch
Dutch cognate of REYNOLD.
REİS   m   Turkish
Turkish form of RAIS.
RÉKA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of KREKA.
REKO   m   Finnish
Finnish form of GREGORY.
REMAO   m   Limburgish
Limburgish form of RAYMOND. Its spelling has been influenced by the French pronunciation of Raymond.
REMBRANDT   m   Dutch
From a Germanic name which was composed of the elements ragin "advice" and brand "sword". This name belonged to the 17th-century Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn.
REMEDIOS   f   Spanish
Means "remedies" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora de los Remedios, meaning "Our Lady of the Remedies".
REMEI   f   Catalan
Means "remedy" in Catalan, a Catalan equivalent of REMEDIOS.
RÉMI   m   French
Variant of RÉMY.
REMIEL   m   Judeo-Christian Legend
Means "mercy of God" in Hebrew. The Book of Enoch names him as one of the seven archangels.
REMIGIO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Remigius (see RÉMY).
REMIGIUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of RÉMY.
REMIGIUSZ   m   Polish
Polish form of Remigius (see RÉMY).
REMO   m   Italian
Italian form of REMUS.
REMUS   m   Roman Mythology, Romanian
Meaning unknown. In Roman legend Romulus and Remus were the founders of Rome. Remus was later slain by Romulus.
RÉMY   m   French
French form of the Latin name Remigius, which was derived from Latin remigis "oarsman". Saint Rémy was a 5th-century bishop who converted and baptized Clovis, king of the Franks.
REN   m & f   Japanese
From Japanese (ren) meaning "lotus", (ren) meaning "love", or other kanji which are pronounced the same way.
RENA   f   English
Latinate feminine form of RENÉ.
RENAE   f   English
English variant of RENÉE.
RENARD   m   French (Rare)
French form of REYNARD. Because of the medieval character Reynard the Fox, renard became a French word meaning "fox".
RENAT   m   Russian
Russian form of RENATUS. In some cases Communist parents may have bestowed it as an acronym of революсия наука техника (revolyusiya nauka tekhnika) meaning "revolution, science, technics" or революсия наука труд (revolyusiya nauka trud) meaning "revolution, science, labour".
RENÁTA   f   Hungarian, Czech, Slovak
Hungarian, Czech and Slovak feminine form of RENATUS.
RENATE   f   German, Dutch, Norwegian
German, Dutch and Norwegian feminine form of RENATUS.
RENATO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Croatian
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of RENATUS.
RENATUS   m   Late Roman
Late Latin name meaning "born again".
RENAUD   m   French
French form of REYNOLD. This name was used in medieval French literature for the hero Renaud de Montauban, a young man who flees with his three brothers from the court of Charlemagne after killing the king's nephew. Charlemagne pardons the brothers on the condition that they enter the Crusades.
RENE   m & f   English
English form of RENÉ or RENÉE.
RENÉ   m   French, German, Spanish, Slovak, Czech
French form of RENATUS. A famous bearer was the French mathematician and rationalist philosopher René Descartes (1596-1650).
RENÉE   f   French, Dutch
French feminine form of RENÉ.
RENEE   f   English
English form of RENÉE.
RENEER   m   Limburgish
Limburgish form of RAYNER.
RENIA   f   Polish
Polish diminutive of RENATA.
RENIE   f   English (Rare)
Possibly a diminutive of RENEE.
RENITA   f   English
Probably a feminine form of RENATUS. It came into use during the 1950s.
RENS   m   Dutch
Short form of LAURENS or EMERENS.
RENZO   m   Italian
Short form of LORENZO.
RESHMI   f   Indian, Hindi, Bengali
Means "silk", from Hindi रेशम (Resham) and Bengali রেশম (Resham), ultimately of Persian origin.
REŞİDE   f   Turkish
Turkish feminine form of RASHID.
REŞİT   m   Turkish
Turkish form of RASHID.
RETO   m   German (Swiss)
Means "of Rhaetia". Rhaetia is a region in eastern Switzerland that got its name from the Rhaeti, a Celtic tribe who originally inhabited the area.
REUBEN   m   Biblical, Hebrew, English
Means "behold, a son" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is the eldest son of Jacob and Leah and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. Reuben was cursed by his father because he slept with Jacob's concubine Bilhah. It has been used as a Christian name in Britain since the Protestant Reformation.
REUEL   m   Biblical
Means "friend of God" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is another name for Jethro. The fantasy author John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) was a famous bearer.
REUT   f   Hebrew
Means "friend" in Hebrew, making it a variant of the Biblical name Ruth.
REUVEN   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of REUBEN.
REVA   f   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "one that moves" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Rati.
REVAZ   m   Georgian
Possibly of Persian origin meaning "wealthy, successful".
REVAZI   m   Georgian
Variant of REVAZ.
REX   m   English
From Latin rex "king". It has been used as a given name since the 19th century.
REXANA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of REXANNE.
REXANNE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of ROXANE influenced by REX.
REYES   f & m   Spanish
Means "kings" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, La Virgen de los Reyes, meaning "The Virgin of the Kings". According to legend, the Virgin Mary appeared to King Ferdinand III of Castile and told him his armies would defeat those of the Moors in Seville.
REYHAN   f   Turkish, Uyghur
Turkish and Uyghur form of RAYHANA.
REYHANGUL   f   Uyghur
Uyghur elaboration of REYHAN using the suffix گۇل (gul) meaning "flower, rose".
REYNA   f   Spanish
Variant of REINA (1).
REYNALDO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of REYNOLD.
REYNARD   m   English (Rare)
From the Germanic name Raginhard, composed of the elements ragin "advice" and hard "brave, hardy". The Normans brought it to England in the form Reinard, though it never became very common there. In medieval fables the name was borne by the sly hero Reynard the Fox (with the result that renard has become a French word meaning "fox").
REYNAUD   m   French
French variant form of REYNOLD.
REYNOLD   m   English
From the Germanic name Raginald, composed of the elements ragin "advice" and wald "rule". The Normans (who used forms like Reinald or Reinold) brought the name to Britain, where it reinforced rare Old English and Norse cognates already in existence. It was common during the Middle Ages, but became more rare after the 15th century.
REZA   m   Persian
Persian form of RIDHA.
REZIKO   m   Georgian
Diminutive of REVAZ.
RHEA   f   Greek Mythology (Latinized), Roman Mythology
Latinized form of Greek ‘Ρεια (Rheia), meaning unknown, perhaps related to ‘ρεω (rheo) "to flow" or ερα (era) "ground". In Greek mythology Rhea was a Titan, the wife of Cronus, and the mother of Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Hera, Demeter and Hestia. Also, in Roman mythology a woman named Rhea Silvia was the mother of Romulus and Remus, the legendary founders of Rome.
RHEANNA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of RHIANNA.
RHEIA   f   Greek Mythology
Greek form of RHEA.
RHEINALLT   m   Welsh
Welsh form of REYNOLD.
RHETT   m   English
From a surname, an Anglicized form of the Dutch de Raedt, derived from raet "advice, counsel". Margaret Mitchell used this name for the character Rhett Butler in her novel 'Gone with the Wind' (1936).
RHETTA   f   English (Rare)
Feminine form of RHETT.
RHIAN   f   Welsh
Derived from Welsh rhiain meaning "maiden".
RHIANNA   f   English (Modern)
Probably a variant of RHIANNON.
RHIANNON   f   Welsh, English, Welsh Mythology
Probably derived from the old Celtic name Rigantona meaning "great queen". It is speculated that this was the name of an otherwise unattested Celtic goddess of fertility and the moon. The name Rhiannon appears later in Welsh legend in the Mabinogion, borne by the wife of Pwyll and the mother of Pryderi.... [more]
RHIANON   f   Welsh
Variant of RHIANNON.
RHIANU   f   Welsh
Variant of RHIAN.
RHISIART   m   Welsh
Welsh form of RICHARD.
RHODA   f   Biblical, English
Derived from Greek ‘ροδον (rhodon) meaning "rose". In the New Testament this name was borne by a maid in the house of Mary the mother of John Mark. As an English given name, Rhoda came into use in the 17th century.
RHODRI   m   Welsh
Derived from the Welsh elements rhod "wheel" and rhi "king". This name was borne by a 9th-century Welsh king.
RHONA   f   Scottish
Possibly derived from the name of the Hebridean island Rona, which means "rough island" in Gaelic.
RHONDA   f   English
Probably intended to mean "good spear" from Welsh rhon "spear" and da "good", but possibly influenced by the name of the Rhondda Valley in South Wales, which means "noisy". It has been in use only since the 20th century. Its use may have been partially inspired by Margaret Mackworth, Viscountess Rhondda (1883-1956), a British feminist.
RHONWEN   f   Welsh
Means either "fair spear" or "fair hair" in Welsh. The first element is either rhon "spear" or rhawn "(coarse) hair", and the second element is gwen "fair, white, blessed".
RHOSYN   f   Welsh (Rare)
Means "rose" in Welsh. This is a modern Welsh name.
RHYDDERCH   m   Welsh
Means "reddish brown" in Welsh. It is sometimes used as a Welsh form of RODERICK.
RHYS   m   Welsh
Means "enthusiasm" in Welsh. Several Welsh rulers have borne this name.
RIA   f   German, Dutch
Short form of MARIA.
RIAD   m   Arabic
Means "meadows, gardens", from the plural of Arabic روضة (rawdah).
RIAGÁN   m   Irish
Possibly derived from ríodhgach meaning "impulsive".
RÍAN   m   Irish
Irish name (see RYAN).
RIAN   m   English
Variant of RYAN.
RIANNON   f   Welsh
Variant of RHIANNON.
RIAZ   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of RIAD.
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