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PROKOPY   m   Russian
Variant transcription of PROKOPIY.
PROMETHEUS   m   Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek προμηθεια (prometheia) meaning "foresight, forethought". In Greek myth he was the Titan who gave the knowledge of fire to mankind. For doing this he was punished by Zeus, who had him chained to a rock and caused an eagle to feast daily on his liver, which regenerated itself each night. Herakles eventually freed him.
PROSENJIT   m   Bengali
Variant transcription of PRASENJIT.
PROSERPINA   f   Roman Mythology
Means "to emerge" in Latin. She was the Roman equivalent of the Greek goddess Persephone.
PROSPER   m   French, English
From the Latin name Prosperus, which meant "fortunate, successful". This was the name of a 5th-century saint, a supporter of Saint Augustine. It has never been common as an English name, though the Puritans used it, partly because it is identical to the English word prosper.
PRÓSPERO   m   Spanish (Rare)
Spanish form of PROSPER.
PROSPERO   m   Italian
Italian form of PROSPER. This was the name of the shipwrecked magician in 'The Tempest' (1611) by Shakespeare.
PROSPERUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of PROSPER.
PROTEUS   m   Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek πρωτος (protos) meaning "first". In Greek mythology this was the name of a prophetic god of the sea.
PRU   f   English
Short form of PRUDENCE.
PRUDENCE   f & m   English, French
Medieval English form of Prudentia, the feminine form of PRUDENTIUS. In France it is both the feminine form and a rare masculine form. In England it was used during the Middle Ages and was revived in the 17th century by the Puritans, in part from the English word prudence, ultimately of the same source.
PRUDENCIA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine form of PRUDENTIUS.
PRUDENCIO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of PRUDENTIUS.
PRUDENTIA   f   Late Roman
Feminine form of PRUDENTIUS.
PRUDENTIUS   m   Late Roman
Late Latin name derived from prudens "prudence, good judgement". This was the name of a 9th-century bishop of Troyes. He is considered a local saint there.
PRUDENZIO   m   Italian
Italian form of PRUDENTIUS.
PRUE   f   English
Short form of PRUDENCE.
PRUNE   f   French
Means "plum" in French.
PRUNELLA   f   English (Rare)
From the English word for the type of flower, also called self-heal, ultimately a derivative of the Latin word pruna "plum".
PRYCE   m   Welsh
Variant of PRICE.
PRYDERI   m   Welsh, Welsh Mythology
Means "care" in Welsh. According to Welsh legend this was the name of the son of Pwyll and Rhiannon. A central character in the Mabinogion, he succeeds his father as king of Dyfed, but is ultimately killed in single combat with Gwydion.
PRZEMEK   m   Polish
Diminutive of PRZEMYSŁAW.
PRZEMKO   m   Polish
Diminutive of PRZEMYSŁAW.
PRZEMO   m   Polish
Diminutive of PRZEMYSŁAW.
PRZEMYSŁ   m   Polish (Rare)
Polish form of PŘEMYSL. This was the name of a 13th-century king of Poland.
PRZEMYSŁAW   m   Polish
Medieval variant of PRZEMYSŁ, with the addition of the Slavic element slava.
PSYCHE   f   Greek Mythology
Means "the soul", derived from Greek ψυχω (psycho) "to breathe". The Greeks thought that the breath was the soul. In Greek mythology Psyche was a beautiful maiden who was beloved by Eros (or Cupid in Roman mythology). She is the subject of Keats's poem 'Ode to Psyche' (1819).
PTAH   m   Egyptian Mythology
Possibly means "opener" in Egyptian. Ptah was an Egyptian god associated with creation and the arts.
PTOLEMAIOS   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of PTOLEMY.
PTOLEMAIS   f   Ancient Greek
Feminine form of Ptolemaios (see PTOLEMY).
PTOLEMY   m   History
From the Greek name Πτολεμαιος (Ptolemaios), derived from Greek πολεμηιος (polemeios) meaning "aggressive, warlike". Ptolemy was the name of several Greco-Egyptian rulers of Egypt, all descendants of Ptolemy I, one of the generals of Alexander the Great. This was also the name of a Greek astronomer.
PUA   f   Hawaiian
Means "flower, offspring" in Hawaiian.
PUALANI   f   Hawaiian
Means "heavenly flower" or "royal offsring" from Hawaiian pua "flower, offsring" and lani "heaven, sky, royal, majesty".
PUANANI   f   Hawaiian
Means "beautiful flower" or "beautiful offsring" from Hawaiian pua "flower, offsring" and nani "beauty, glory".
PUBLIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman praenomen, or given name, meaning "public" in Latin. This was among the more common of the Roman praenomina, being borne by (among others) the emperor Hadrian and the poet Virgil.
PUCK   m & f   Anglo-Saxon Mythology, Dutch
Meaning unknown, from Old English puca. It could ultimately be of either Germanic or Celtic origin. In English legend this was the name of a mischievous spirit, also known as Robin Goodfellow. He appears in Shakespeare's play 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' (1600).
PUJA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Nepali
Means "honour, worship" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a Hindu ritual of reverence.
PULENG   f   Southern African, Sotho
Means "in the rain" in Sotho.
PUNEET   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of PUNIT.
PUNIT   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "cleaned, purified" in Sanskrit.
PUNITA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Feminine form of PUNIT.
PURDIE   m & f   English (Rare)
From an English surname which was derived from the Norman French expression pur die "by God". It was perhaps originally a nickname for a person who used the oath frequently.
PURNAMA   f & m   Indonesian
Means "full moon" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit पूर्णिमा (purnima).
PURNIMA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Tamil, Kannada
Means "full moon" in Sanskrit.
PURUSHOTTAM   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Modern form of PURUSHOTTAMA.
PURUSHOTTAMA   m   Hinduism
Means "the best man" from Sanskrit पुरुष (purusha) meaning "man" and उत्तम (uttama) meaning "highest". This is another name of either of the Hindu gods Vishnu or Krishna.
PUSHPA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
Means "flower" in Sanskrit.
PUTERA   m   Malay
Means "son, prince" in Malay, ultimately from Sanskrit पुत्र (putra).
PUTERI   f   Malay
Means "daughter, princess" in Malay, ultimately from Sanskrit पुत्री (putri).
PUTRA   m   Indonesian
Means "son" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit पुत्र (putra).
PUTRI   f   Indonesian
Means "daughter" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit पुत्री (putri).
PUTU   m & f   Indonesian, Balinese
Means "grandchild" in Balinese. Traditionally, this name is given to the first-born child.
PWYLL   m   Welsh Mythology
Meaning unknown. In the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh mythology, Pwyll is a king of Dyfed who pursues and finally marries Rhiannon.
PYLYP   m   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of PHILIP.
PYONG-HO   m   Korean
Variant transcription of BYEONG-HO.
PYOTR   m   Russian
Russian form of PETER. A famous bearer was the Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893).
PYRRHUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized), Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Πυρρος (Pyrros) which meant "flame-coloured, red", related to πυρ (pyr) "fire". This was another name of Neoptolemus the son of Achilles. This was also the name of a 3rd-century BC king of Epirus.
PYRY   m   Finnish
Means "snowstorm, blizzard" in Finnish.
PYTHAGORAS   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from PYTHIOS, a name of Apollo, combined with Greek αγορα (agora) meaning "assembly, marketplace". This was the name of a 6th-century BC Greek philosopher and mathematician from Samos. He was the founder of a school of philosophy whose members believed that numbers described the universe.
PYTHIOS   m   Greek Mythology
From the Greek place name Πυθω (Pytho), an older name of the city of Delphi, which was probably derived from Greek πυθω (pytho) meaning "to rot". This was an epithet of Apollo.
QADIR   m   Arabic
Means "capable, powerful" in Arabic. This transcription represents two different ways of spelling the name in Arabic. In Islamic tradition القادر (al-Qadir) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
QAMAR   m & f   Arabic
Means "moon" in Arabic.
QASIM   m   Arabic, Urdu
Means "one who divides goods among his people", derived from Arabic قسم (qasama) "to share" or "to divide". This was the name of a son of Muhammad who died while young.
QEMU'EL   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of KEMUEL.
QIANA   f   African American (Modern)
From the word for the silk-like material, introduced by DuPont in 1968 and popular in the fashions of the 1970s.
QIANG   m   Chinese
From Chinese (qiáng) meaning "strong, powerful, energetic", as well as other characters pronounced in a similar way.
QILLAQ   m   Native American, Greenlandic
Means "seal hide" in Greenlandic.
QING   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese (qīng) meaning "blue, green, young", as well as other characters pronounced in a similar way.
QISMAT   m   Arabic
Means "fate" in Arabic.
QIU   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (qiū) meaning "autumn", (qiū) meaning "hill, mound", or other characters with a similar pronunciation. The given name of the philosopher Confucius was .
QUÂN   m   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (quân) meaning "army".
QUANAH   m   Native American, Comanche
Means "fragrant" in Comanche. This was the name of a 19th-century chief of the Comanche.
QUANG   m   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (quang) meaning "bright, clear".
QUANNA   f   African American (Rare)
Combination of the popular name prefix Qua and ANNA.
QUEEN   f   English
From an old nickname which was derived from the English word, ultimately from Old English cwen meaning "woman, wife".
QUEENIE   f   English
Diminutive of QUEEN.
QUENTIN   m   French, English
French form of the Roman name QUINTINUS. It was borne by a 3rd-century saint, a missionary who was martyred in Gaul. The Normans introduced this name to England. In America it was brought to public attention by president Theodore Roosevelt's son Quentin Roosevelt (1897-1918), who was killed in World War I.
QUERALT   f   Catalan
From the name of a Spanish sanctuary (in Catalonia) which is devoted to the Virgin Mary.
QUETZALCOATL   m   Aztec and Toltec Mythology
Means "feathered snake" in Nahuatl, derived from quetzalli "feather" and coatl "snake". In Aztec and other Mesoamerican mythology he was the god of the sky, wind, and knowledge, also associated with the morning star. According to one legend he created the humans of this age using the bones of humans from the previous age and adding his own blood.
QUETZALLI   f   Native American, Nahuatl
Means "feather, precious thing" in Nahuatl.
QUIDEL   m   Native American, Mapuche
Means "burning torch" in Mapuche.
QUIM   m   Portuguese, Catalan
Short form of JOAQUIM.
QUIN   m   English (Rare)
Variant of QUINN.
QUINCEY   m   English (Rare)
Variant of QUINCY.
QUINCY   m   English
From a surname which was derived (via the place name CUINCHY) from the personal name QUINTIUS. A famous bearer was John Quincy Adams (1767-1848), sixth president of the United States, who was born in the town of Quincy, Massachusetts.
QUINLAN   m   English (Rare)
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Caoinlean meaning "descendant of Caoinlean". The name Caoinlean means "slender" in Gaelic.
QUINN   m & f   Irish, English
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Cuinn meaning "descendant of CONN".
QUINTELLA   f   English (Rare)
Feminine diminutive of QUINTUS.
QUINTEN   m   English, Dutch
Variant and Dutch form of QUENTIN.
QUINTILIAN   m   History
From the Roman cognomen Quintilianus, which was itself derived from the Roman name QUINTILLUS. A notable bearer was the 1st-century rhetorician Marcus Fabius Quintilianus, simply known as Quintilian in English.
QUINTILIANUS   m   Ancient Roman
Original Latin form of QUINTILIAN.
QUINTILLUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen derived from the given name QUINTUS.
QUINTIN   m   English
Variant of QUENTIN.
QUINTINA   f   Ancient Roman
Feminine form of QUINTINUS.
QUINTINO   m   Italian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of QUINTINUS.
QUINTINUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen which was originally derived from QUINTUS.
QUINTIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen derived from the given name QUINTUS.
QUINTO   m   Italian
Italian form of QUINTUS.
QUINTON   m   English
Variant of QUENTIN, also coinciding with an English surname meaning "queen's town" in Old English.
QUINTUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman praenomen, or given name, meaning "fifth" in Latin. It was traditionally given to the fifth child, or possibly a child born in the fifth month. This was a common praenomen, being more popular than the other numeric Roman names. A notable bearer was the poet Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus).
QUIQUE   m   Spanish
Diminutive of ENRIQUE.
QUIRIJN   m   Dutch
Dutch form of QUIRINUS.
QUIRIN   m   German
German form of QUIRINUS.
QUIRINA   f   Late Roman
Feminine form of QUIRINUS.
QUIRINO   m   Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of QUIRINUS.
QUIRINUS   m   Roman Mythology, Late Roman
Possibly derived from the Sabine word quiris meaning "spear". Quirinus was a Sabine and Roman god who was later identified with Mars. The name was also borne by several early saints.
QUISPE   f   Native American, Quechua
Means "free" in Quechua.
QUSAY   m   Arabic
Possibly derived from Arabic قصي (qasi) meaning "distant". This was the name of an ancestor of the Prophet Muhammad who was in charge of a temple in Mecca.
QUÝ   f & m   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (quý) meaning "precious, valuable".
QUYỀN   m   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (quyền) meaning "power, right, authority".
QUỲNH   f & m   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (quỳnh) meaning "deep red".
RA   m   Egyptian Mythology
Possibly means "sun" in Egyptian. Ra was an important Egyptian sun god originally worshipped in Heliopolis in Lower Egypt. He was usually depicted as a man with the head of a falcon crowned with a solar disc. In later times his attributes were often merged with those of other deities, such as Amon, Atum and Horus.
RAABI'A   f   Arabic
Means "fourth" in Arabic. This name was borne by an 8th-century Sufi mystic from Basra in Iraq.
RAAKEL   f   Finnish
Finnish form of RACHEL.
RAANAN   m   Hebrew
Means "fresh, invigorating" in Hebrew.
RAB   m   Scottish
Scottish short form of ROBERT.
RABAB   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of RUBAB.
RABAN   m   Ancient Germanic
From a Germanic byname derived from hraban meaning "raven".
RABBIE   m   Scottish
Scottish diminutive of ROBERT.
RABI (1)   m   Arabic
Means "springtime" in Arabic.
RABI (2)   m   Bengali
Bengali variant of RAVI.
RABI'A   f   Arabic
Feminine form of RABI (1). It is also a variant transcription of RAABI'A.
RABİA   f   Turkish
Turkish form of RAABI'A or RABI'A.
RABINDRA   m   Bengali
Bengali form of RAVINDRA.
RACHAEL   f   English
Variant of RACHEL, the spelling probably influenced by that of Michael.
RACHANA   f   Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati, Nepali
Means "creation, preparation" in Sanskrit.
RACHEAL   f   English
Variant of RACHEL.
RACHEL   f   English, Hebrew, French, German, Dutch, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew
From the Hebrew name רָחֵל (Rachel) meaning "ewe". In the Old Testament this is the name of the favourite wife of Jacob and the mother of Joseph and Benjamin. She was the younger sister of Jacob's first wife Leah.... [more]
RACHELE   f   Italian
Italian form of RACHEL.
RACHELLE   f   English
Variant of RACHEL influenced by the spelling of ROCHELLE.
RACHNA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of RACHANA.
RACHYL   f   English (Rare)
Variant of RACHEL.
RACŁAW   m   Polish
Short form of RADOSŁAW.
RACQUEL   f   English
Variant of RAQUEL.
RA'D   m   Arabic
Means "thunder" in Arabic. This is the name of the 13th chapter of the Qur'an (surah ar-Rad).
RADA   f   Russian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian
Derived from the Slavic element rad meaning "happy, willing".
RADANA   f   Czech, Slovene
Derived from the Slavic element rad meaning "happy, willing".
RADBOUD   m   Dutch
Derived from the Germanic elements rad meaning "counsel" and bodo meaning "command, order".
RADCLIFF   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "red cliff" in Old English.
RADCLYFFE   m   English (Rare)
From a surname, a variant of RADCLIFF.
RADE   m   Serbian, Croatian
Originally a diminutive of MILORAD and other Slavic names containing the element rad meaning "happy, willing".
RADEK   m   Czech, Polish
Diminutive of Slavic names beginning with rad meaning "happy, willing".
RADHA   f & m   Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi, Marathi
Means "success" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the favourite consort of the Hindu god Krishna.
RADIM   m   Czech
Short form of RADOMIR.
RADIMIR   m   Russian
Russian variant of RADOMIR.
RADKA   f   Czech, Bulgarian
Feminine form of RADKO.
RADKO   m   Bulgarian, Czech
Diminutive of Slavic names beginning with the element rad "happy, willing".
RADMILA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Czech
Serbian, Croatian and Czech feminine form of RADOMIL.
RADMILO   m   Serbian
Serbian form of RADOMIL.
RADOBOD   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of RADBOUD.
RADOMIL   m   Czech, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements rad "happy, willing" and milu "gracious, dear".
RADOMIŁ   m   Polish (Rare)
Polish form of RADOMIL.
RADOMIŁA   f   Polish (Rare)
Polish feminine form of RADOMIL.
RADOMILA   f   Czech
Feminine form of RADOMIL.
RADOMÍR   m   Czech
Czech form of RADOMIR.
RADOMIR   m   Serbian, Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element rad "happy, willing" combined with meru "great, famous" or miru "peace, world".
RADOMÍRA   f   Czech
Czech feminine form of RADOMIR.
RADOMIRA   f   Serbian
Feminine form of RADOMIR.
RADOŠ   m   Czech
Short form of RADOSLAV, RADOMIR, and other names beginning with the Slavic element rad meaning "happy, willing".
RADOSŁAW   m   Polish
Derived from the Slavic elements rad "happy, willing" and slava "glory".
RADOSŁAWA   f   Polish
Feminine form of RADOSŁAW.
RADOVAN   m   Slovak, Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element rad "happy, willing" combined with another element of unknown meaning.
RADU   m   Romanian
Old Romanian diminutive of Slavic names beginning with the element rad "happy, willing". This was the name of a 13th-century ruler of Wallachia.
RADULF   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic cognate of RÁÐÚLFR.
RADÚZ   m   Czech (Rare)
Derived from the Czech word rád "happy, glad". The Czech author Julius Zeyer probably created it for a character in his play 'Radúz and Mahulena' (1898).
RADZIM   m   Polish (Rare)
Short form of RADZIMIERZ.
RADZIMIERZ   m   Polish (Rare)
Polish form of RADOMIR.
RAE   f   English
Short form of RACHEL. It can also be used as a feminine form of RAY.
RAEBURN   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was originally derived from a Scottish place name meaning "stream where does drink" in Middle English. A famous bearer of the surname was Scottish portrait painter Sir Henry Raeburn (1756-1823).
RAELENE   f   English (Rare)
Combination of RAE and the popular name suffix lene.
RAELYN   f   English (Rare)
Combination of RAE and the popular name suffix lyn.
RAF   m   Dutch
Short form of RAFAËL.
RAFA   m   Spanish
Spanish short form of RAFAEL.
RAFA'EL   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of RAPHAEL. This name does not appear in any surviving Hebrew text of the Old Testament Apocrypha.
RAFAËL   m   Dutch
Dutch form of RAPHAEL.
RAFAELA   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese feminine form of RAPHAEL.
RAFAIL   m   Greek, Russian
Greek and Russian form of RAPHAEL.
RAFAŁ   m   Polish
Polish form of RAPHAEL.
RAFE   m   English
Variant of RALPH. This form became common during the 17th century, reflecting the usual pronunciation.
RAFFAEL   m   German
German variant of RAPHAEL.
RAFFAELA   f   German
German feminine form of RAPHAEL.
RAFFAELE   m   Italian
Italian form of RAPHAEL.
RAFFAELLA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of RAPHAEL.
RAFFAELLO   m   Italian
Italian form of RAPHAEL.
RAFFERTY   m   English
From an Irish surname which was an Anglicized form of Ó Rabhartaigh meaning "descendant of Rabhartach". The given name Rabhartach means "flood tide".
RAFINHA   m   Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of RAFAEL.
RAFIQ   m   Arabic, Urdu
Means either "friend" or "gentle" in Arabic.
RAFIQA   f   Arabic
Feminine form of RAFIQ.
RAGANHAR   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of RAYNER.
RAGANHILDIS   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of REINHILD.
RAGEMPRAND   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of REMBRANDT.
RAGHNAID   f   Scottish
Scottish form of RAGNHILD.
RAGHNAILT   f   Irish
Irish form of RAGNHILD.
RAGHNALL   m   Irish, Scottish
Gaelic form of RAGNVALD.
RAGHU   m   Hinduism, Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam
Means "swift" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a heroic king in Hindu epics, the great-grandfather of Rama. It is also mentioned as the name of a son of Buddha in Buddhist texts.
RAGINALD   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of REYNOLD.
RAGINHARD   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of REYNARD.
RAGINMAR   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of RAMIRO.
RAGINMUND   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of RAYMOND.
RAGNA   f   Icelandic, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Ancient Scandinavian
Short form of Old Norse names beginning with the element regin "advice, counsel".
RAGNAR   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian cognate of RAYNER.
RAGNARR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse cognate of RAGANHAR.
RAGNBJÖRG   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name derived from the elements regin "advice, counsel" and björg "help, save, rescue".
RAGNFRÍÐR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of RANDI (2).
RAGNHEIÐR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name meaning "bright advice", derived from the elements regin "advice, counsel" and heiðr "brightness".
RAGNHEIÐUR   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of RAGNHEIÐR.
RAGNHILD   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Ragnhildr, composed of the elements regin "advice, counsel" and hildr "battle".
RAGNHILDR   f   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of RAGNHILD.
RAGNHILDUR   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of RAGNHILD.
RAGNVALD   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Modern Scandinavian form of RAGNVALDR.
RAGNVALDR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name composed of the elements regin "advice, counsel" and valdr "power, ruler" (making it a cognate of REYNOLD).
RAGUEL   m   Judeo-Christian Legend
Means "friend of God" in Hebrew. The Book of Enoch names him as one of the seven archangels.
RAHAB   f   Biblical
Means "spacious" in Hebrew. This was the name of a prostitute of Jericho who aided the Israelites in the Old Testament.
RAHARJO   m   Indonesian, Javanese
Means "plentiful, abundant" in Javanese.
RAHAT   m & f   Arabic
Means "rest, comfort" in Arabic.
RAHEEM   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of RAHIM.
RÁHEL   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of RACHEL.
RAHEL   f   Biblical Latin
Biblical Latin form of RACHEL.
RAHELA   f   Romanian, Serbian
Romanian and Serbian form of RACHEL.
RAHIM   m   Arabic
Means "kind, compassionate" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الرحيم (al-Rahim) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
RAHMAN   m   Arabic, Persian, Indonesian, Malay
Means "merciful" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الرحمان (al-Rahman) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
RAHMİ   m   Turkish
Means "merciful" in Turkish, ultimatey from Arabic.
RAHUL   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Odia, Gujarati, Punjabi, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu
Possibly means "able, efficient" in Sanskrit. This was the name of a son of Gautama Buddha.
RAIBEART   m   Scottish
Scottish form of ROBERT.
RÁICHÉAL   f   Irish
Irish form of RACHEL.
RAIDEN   m   Far Eastern Mythology
Variant transcription of RAIJIN. This is the usual spelling of the god's name in English.
RAIJIN   m   Far Eastern Mythology
From Japanese (rai) meaning "thunder" and (jin) meaning "god, spirit". This is the name of the god of thunder and storms in the mythology of Japan.
RAIMO   m   Finnish
Finnish form of RAYMOND.
RAIMON   m   Catalan
Catalan variant form of RAYMOND.
RAIMONDA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of RAYMOND.
RAIMONDAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of RAYMOND.
RAIMONDO   m   Italian
Italian form of RAYMOND.
RAIMONDS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of RAYMOND.
RAIMUND   m   German, Ancient Germanic
German form of RAYMOND.
RAIMUNDE   f   German (Rare)
German feminine form of RAYMOND.
RAIMUNDO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of RAYMOND.
RAIN (1)   f & m   English (Rare)
Simply from the English word rain, derived from Old English regn.
RAIN (2)   m   Estonian
Estonian short form of RAYNER and other Germanic names beginning with the element ragin "advice, counsel".
RAINA   f   Bulgarian
Variant transcription of RAYNA (1).
RAINARD   m   Ancient Germanic
Variant of REYNARD.
RAINBOW   f   English (Rare)
From the English word for the arc of multicoloured light that can appear in a misty sky.
RAINE   f & m   English (Rare)
Possibly based on the French word reine meaning "queen". A famous bearer is the British socialite Raine Spencer (1929-), the stepmother of Princess Diana. In modern times it can also be used as a variant of RAIN (1) or a short form of LORRAINE.
RAINER   m   German, Ancient Germanic
German form of RAYNER.
RAINERIO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of RAYNER.
RAINIER   m   French (Rare)
French form of RAYNER.
RAIS   m   Arabic
Means "leader, chief" in Arabic.
RAISA (1)   f   Russian
Possibly from the Greek name HERAIS. This was the name of a saint and martyr killed in Alexandria during the early 4th-century persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian.
RAISA (2)   f   Yiddish
Means "rose" in Yiddish.
RAISA (3)   f   Arabic
Feminine form of RAIS.
RAISEL   f   Yiddish
Diminutive of RAISA (2).
RAJ   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
Means "empire, royalty", from Sanskrit राज्य (rajya).
RAJA (1)   f   Arabic
Means "hope" in Arabic.
RAJA (2)   m   Urdu, Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi, Marathi, Indonesian
Means "king, ruler", from Sanskrit राजन् (rajan).
RAJAB   m   Arabic
Means "respect" in Arabic. This is the name of the seventh month in the Islamic calendar.
RAJANI   f   Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Hindi, Nepali
Means "the dark one" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Kali or Durga.
RAJEEV   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil, Nepali
Variant transcription og of RAJIV.
RAJENDER   m   Indian, Hindi
Variant transcription of RAJENDRA.
RAJENDRA   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Nepali
Means "lord of kings", derived from Sanskrit राज (raja) meaning "king" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA, used here to mean "lord". This was the name of two 11th-century rulers of the Chola empire in southern India.
RAJESH   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
Means "ruler of kings" from Sanskrit राज (raja) meaning "king" and ईश (isha) meaning "lord, ruler".
RAJIB   m   Bengali
Bengali form of RAJIV.
RAJINDER   m & f   Indian (Sikh)
Variant of RAJENDRA used by Sikhs.
RAJIV   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil, Nepali
Means "striped" in Sanskrit. This is used to refer to the blue lotus in Hindu texts.
RAJIYA   f   Arabic
Means "hopeful" in Arabic.
RAJKO   m   Croatian
Derived from Croatian raj meaning "paradise".
RAJKUMARI   f   Indian, Hindi
Means "princess" in Sanskrit.
RAJMUND   m   Polish, Hungarian, Slovene
Polish, Hungarian and Slovene form of RAYMOND.
RAJNEESH   m   Indian, Hindi
Variant transcription of RAJNISH.
RAJNI   f   Indian, Hindi
Means "queen" in Sanskrit.
RAJNISH   m   Indian, Hindi
Means "lord of the night" from Sanskrit रजनि (rajani) meaning "night" and ईश (isha) meaning "lord, ruler". This is another name for the moon in Hindu texts.
RAJYA   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of RAJIYA.
RAKEL   f   Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Icelandic
Scandinavian form of RACHEL.
RAKESH   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu
Means "lord of the full moon" from Sanskrit राका (raka) meaning "full moon" and ईश (isha) meaning "lord, ruler".
RAKHI   f   Indian, Hindi
From a word for a type of ritual wristband, ultimately from Sanskrit रक्षा (raksha).
RALEIGH   m   English
From a surname which was from a place name meaning either "red clearing" or "roe deer clearing" in Old English.
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.
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