Feminine Names

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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.
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.
REETA   f   Finnish
Finnish short form of MARGARET.
REETTA   f   Finnish
Finnish short form of MARGARET.
REFILWE   m & f   Southern African, Tswana
Means "we were given" in Tswana.
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.
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.
RÉGINE   f   French
French form of REGINA.
REGINE   f   German, Norwegian
German and Norwegian form of REGINA.
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.
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.
REIDUN   f   Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Hreiðunn which was derived from the elements hreiðr "nest, home" and unnr "to wave, to billow".
REILLY   m & f   English (Modern)
From an Irish surname which was derived from the given name Raghailleach, meaning unknown.
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.
REINE   f   French
Means "queen" in French.
REINHILD   f   German
From a Germanic name which was composed of the elements ragin "advice" and hild "battle".
REINHILDE   f   German
Variant of REINHILD.
RÉKA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of KREKA.
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.
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.
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.
RENE   m & f   English
English form of RENÉ or RENÉE.
RENÉE   f   French, Dutch
French feminine form of RENÉ.
RENEE   f   English
English form of RENÉE.
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.
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.
REUT   f   Hebrew
Means "friend" in Hebrew, making it a variant of the Biblical name Ruth.
REVA   f   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "one that moves" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Rati.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
RIA   f   German, Dutch
Short form of MARIA.
RIANNON   f   Welsh
Variant of RHIANNON.
RICA   f   English (Rare)
Short form of FREDERICA and other names ending in rica.
RICARDA   f   Spanish, German
Spanish and German feminine form of RICHARD.
RICCARDA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of RICHARD.
RICHA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Bengali
Means "praise, verse, sacred text" in Sanskrit.
RICHARDINE   f   English (Rare)
Feminine form of RICHARD.
RICHELLE   f   English
Feminine form of RICHARD using the popular suffix elle, probably influenced by the sound of MICHELLE.
RICHMAL   f   English (Rare)
Meaning uncertain, possibly a combination of RICHARD and MARY. This name has been used since at least the late 18th century, mainly confined to the town of Bury in Lancashire.
RICKI   m & f   English
Masculine and feminine diminutive of RICHARD.
RIDWANA   f   Arabic
Feminine form of RIZWAN.
RIFKA   f   Yiddish
Yiddish form of RIVKA.
RIGANTONA   f   Celtic Mythology
Reconstructed old Celtic form of RHIANNON.
RIHANNA   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of RAYHANA.
RIIKA   f   Finnish
Variant of RIIKKA.
RIIKKA   f   Finnish
Finnish short form of FREDRIKA, HENRIIKKA and other names ending in rika.
RIINA   f   Finnish, Estonian
Short form of KATARIINA.
RIITTA   f   Finnish
Finnish short form of PIRITTA.
RIKA   f   Swedish, Dutch
Short form of FREDRIKA, HENRIKA, and other names ending in rika.
RIKE   f   German
German short form of FRIEDERIKE, HENRIKE, and other names ending in rike.
RIKKE   f   Danish
Danish short form of FREDERIKKE.
RIKKI   f   English (Modern)
Feminine form of RICKY.
RIKO   f   Japanese
From Japanese (ri) meaning "white jasmine" or (ri) meaning "reason, logic" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
RILEY   m & f   English
From a surname which comes from two distinct sources. As an Irish surname it is a variant of REILLY. As an English surname it is derived from a place name meaning "rye clearing" in Old English.
RILLA   f   English
Meaning unknown, perhaps a short form of names ending in rilla.
RIM   f   Arabic
Means "white antelope" in Arabic.
RIN   f & m   Japanese
From Japanese (rin) meaning "dignified, severe, cold" or other kanji which are pronounced the same way.
RINA (1)   f   Italian, Dutch
Short form of CATERINA or CATHARINA as well as other names ending in rina.
RINA (2)   f   Hebrew
Means "joy" in Hebrew.
RINA (3)   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Possibly from Sanskrit रीण (rina) meaning "melted".
RINA (4)   f   Japanese
From Japanese (ri) meaning "white jasmine" or (ri) meaning "village" combined with (na), a phonetic character, or (na) meaning "vegetables, greens". Other kanji combinations are possible.
RINAT (2)   f   Hebrew
Variant of RINA (2).
RINI   m & f   Dutch
Diminutive of MARINUS, MARINA or CATHARINA.
RINY   m & f   Dutch
Diminutive of MARINUS, MARINA or CATHARINA.
RIO (2)   f   Japanese
From Japanese (ri) meaning "white jasmine" or (ri) meaning "village" combined with (o) meaning "center", (o) meaning "thread" or (o) meaning "cherry blossom". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
RÍOGHNACH   f   Irish Mythology
Derived from Irish ríoghan meaning "queen". In Irish legend this was a wife of the Irish king Niall.
RÍONA   f   Irish
Either a variant of RÍOGHNACH or a short form of CATRIONA.
RÍONACH   f   Irish
Variant of RÍOGHNACH.
RITA   f   Italian, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Hungarian, Spanish, Portuguese
Short form of MARGHERITA and other names ending in rita. A famous bearer was American actress Rita Hayworth (1918-1987).
RITIKA   f   Indian, Hindi
Means either "movement, stream" or "brass" in Sanskrit.
RITU   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "season, period" in Sanskrit.
RITVA   f   Finnish
Means "birch branch" in Finnish.
RIVA   f   Hebrew
Diminutive of RIVKA.
RIVKA   f   Hebrew
Hebrew form of REBECCA.
RIVQAH   f   Biblical Hebrew
Ancient Hebrew form of REBECCA.
RIYA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
Means "singer" in Sanskrit.
RIZWANA   f   Urdu, Arabic
Urdu form and variant Arabic transcription of RIDWANA.
ROBBIE   m & f   English
Diminutive of ROBERT or ROBERTA.
ROBENA   f   English (Rare)
Feminine variant of ROBIN.
ROBERTA   f   English, Italian, Spanish
Feminine form of ROBERT.
ROBERTE   f   French
French feminine form of ROBERT.
ROBERTINA   f   Italian, Spanish
Feminine diminutive of ROBERTO.
ROBIN   m & f   English, Dutch, Swedish
Medieval diminutive of ROBERT. Robin Hood was a legendary hero and archer of medieval England who stole from the rich to give to the poor. In modern times it has also been used as a feminine name, and it may sometimes be given in reference to the red-breasted bird.
ROBINA   f   English (Rare)
Feminine form of ROBIN. It originated in Scotland in the 17th century.
ROBYN   f   English
Feminine variant of ROBIN.
ROBYNNE   f   English (Rare)
Feminine variant of ROBIN.
ROCHELLE   f   English
From the name of the French city La Rochelle, meaning "little rock". It first became commonly used as a given name in America in the 1930s, probably due to the fame of actress Rochelle Hudson (1914-1972) and because of the similarity to the name Rachel.
ROCÍO   f   Spanish
Means "dew" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary María del Rocío meaning "Mary of the Dew".
RODICA   f   Romanian
Derived from Slavic rod meaning "fertile".
RODINA   f   Scottish
Scottish feminine form of RODERICK.
ROGHAYEH   f   Persian
Persian form of RUQAYYAH.
ROHAN (2)   f   Literature
From the novel 'The Lord of the Rings' (1954) by J. R. R. Tolkien, where it is a place name meaning "horse country" in Sindarin.
ROHESE   f   Medieval English
Norman French form of HRODOHAIDIS.
ROHESIA   f   Medieval English (Latinized)
Latinized form of the medieval name Rohese (see ROSE).
ROIMATA   f   Maori
Means "tear drop" in Maori.
RÓIS   f   Irish
Irish cognate of ROSE.
RÓISÍN   f   Irish
Diminutive of RÓIS.
ROKSANA   f   Russian, Polish
Russian and Polish form of ROXANA.
ROLANDE   f   French
French feminine form of ROLAND.
ROMA (2)   f   Various
From the name of the Italian city, commonly called Rome in English.
ROMAINE   f   French, English
French feminine form of Romanus (see ROMAN).
ROMÁNA   f   Hungarian (Rare)
Hungarian feminine form of Romanus (see ROMAN).
ROMANA   f   Italian, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Czech, Slovak, Late Roman
Feminine form of Romanus (see ROMAN).
ROMANE   f   French
French feminine form of Romanus (see ROMAN).
ROMAYNE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of ROMAINE.
ROMEY   f   English (Rare)
Diminutive of ROSEMARY.
ROMILDA   f & m   Italian, Ancient Germanic
Means "famous battle" from the Germanic elements hrom "fame" and hild "battle".
ROMINA   f   Italian
Possibly a variant of ROMANA.
ROMOLA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of ROMULUS.
ROMY   f   German, English
Diminutive of ROSEMARIE or ROSEMARY.
RON (2)   m & f   Hebrew
Means "song, joy" in Hebrew.
RONA (1)   f   English
Variant of RHONA.
RONA (2)   f   Hebrew
Feminine variant of RON (2).
RONALDA   f   Scottish
Feminine form of RONALD.
RONDA   f   English
Variant of RHONDA.
RONG   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese (róng) meaning "glory, honour, flourish, prosper", (róng) meaning "fuse, harmonize" or (róng) meaning "appearance, form" (which is usually only feminine). Other Chinese characters can form this name as well.
RONI (1)   f   Hebrew
Means "my joy" or "my song" in Hebrew.
RONI (2)   f   English
Diminutive of VERONICA.
RONIT (1)   f   Irish
Anglicized form of RATHNAIT.
RONIT (2)   f   Hebrew
Strictly feminine form of RON (2).
RONJA   f   Swedish
Invented by Swedish children's author Astrid Lindgren, who based it on the middle portion of Juronjaure, the name of a lake in Sweden. Lindgren used it in her book 'Ronia the Robber's Daughter' (Ronia is the English translation).
RONNETTE   f   English (Rare)
Feminine form of RONALD.
RONNIE   m & f   English
Diminutive of RONALD or VERONICA.
ROOS   f   Dutch
Dutch vernacular form of ROSA (1), meaning "rose" in Dutch.
ROOSJE   f   Dutch
Diminutive of ROSA (1).
ROS   f   English
Short form of ROSALIND, ROSAMUND, and other names beginning with Ros.
ROSA (1)   f   Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, German, English
Generally this can be considered a Latin form of ROSE, though originally it may have come from the Germanic name ROZA (2). This was the name of a 13th-century saint from Viterbo in Italy. In the English-speaking world it was first used in the 19th century. A famous bearer was civil rights activist Rosa Parks (1913-2005).
ROSA (2)   f   Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Means "dew" in the South Slavic languages.
ROSABEL   f   English (Rare)
Combination of ROSA (1) and the popular name suffix bel. It was created in the 18th century.
ROSABELLA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of ROSABEL.
ROSALBA   f   Italian
Italian name meaning "white rose", derived from Latin rosa "rose" and alba "white". A famous bearer was the Venetian painter Rosalba Carriera (1675-1757).
ROSALEEN   f   English (Rare)
Variant of ROSALINE. James Clarence Mangan used it as a translation for RÓISÍN in his poem 'Dark Rosaleen' (1846).
ROSÁLIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of ROSALIA.
ROSALÍA   f   Spanish, Galician
Spanish and Galician form of ROSALIA.
ROSALIA   f   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Late Roman
Late Latin name derived from rosa "rose". This was the name of a 12th-century Sicilian saint.
ROSALIE   f   French, German, Dutch, English
French, German and Dutch form of ROSALIA. In the English-speaking this name received a boost after the release of the movie 'Rosalie' (1938), which was based on an earlier musical.
ROSALIN   f   English (Rare)
Medieval variant of ROSALIND.
ROSALINA   f   Portuguese, Spanish
Latinate form of ROSALINE.
ROSALIND   f   English
Derived from the Germanic elements hros "horse" and linde "soft, tender". The Normans introduced this name to England, though it was not common. During the Middle Ages its spelling was influenced by the Latin phrase rosa linda "beautiful rose". The name was popularized by Edmund Spencer, who used it in his poetry, and by William Shakespeare, who used it for the heroine in his comedy 'As You Like It' (1599).
ROSALINDA   f   Spanish, Italian
Latinate form of ROSALIND.
ROSALINE   f   English
Medieval variant of ROSALIND. This is the name of characters in Shakespeare's 'Love's Labour's Lost' (1594) and 'Romeo and Juliet' (1596).
ROSALVA   f   Spanish
Variant of ROSALBA.
ROSALYN   f   English
Variant of ROSALINE using the popular name suffix lyn.
ROSALYNNE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of ROSALYN.
ROSAMOND   f   English
Variant of ROSAMUND, in use since the Middle Ages.
ROSAMUND   f   English (Rare)
Derived from the Germanic elements hros "horse" and mund "protection". The Normans introduced this name to England. It was subsequently influenced by the Latin phrase rosa munda "pure rose". This was the name of the mistress of Henry II, the king of England in the 12th century. She was possibly murdered by his wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine.
ROSANA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of ROXANA.
ROSANGELA   f   Italian
Combination of ROSA (1) and ANGELA.
ROSANNA   f   Italian, English
Combination of ROSA (1) and ANNA.
ROSANNAH   f   English (Rare)
Variant of ROSANNA.
ROSANNE   f   English, Dutch
Combination of ROSE and ANNE (1).
ROSARIA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of ROSARIO.
ROSÁRIO   f   Portuguese
Portuguese (feminine) form of ROSARIO.
ROSARIO   f & m   Spanish, Italian
Means "rosary", and is taken from the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary Nuestra Señora del Rosario meaning "Our Lady of the Rosary". This name is feminine in Spanish and masculine in Italian.
ROSE   f   English, French
Originally a Norman form of a Germanic name, which was composed of the elements hrod "fame" and heid "kind, sort, type". The Normans introduced it to England in the forms Roese and Rohese. From an early date it was associated with the word for the fragrant flower rose (derived from Latin rosa). When the name was revived in the 19th century, it was probably with the flower in mind.
ROSEANN   f   English
Variant of ROSANNE.
ROSEANNE   f   English
Variant of ROSANNE.
ROSELLA   f   Italian
Italian diminutive of ROSA (1).
ROSELLE   f   French (Rare)
French diminutive of ROSE.
ROSELYN   f   English
Variant of ROSALYN.
ROSEMARIE   f   English, German
Variant of ROSEMARY.
ROSEMARY   f   English
Combination of ROSE and MARY. This name can also be given in reference to the herb, which gets its name from Latin ros marinus meaning "dew of the sea". It came into use as a given name in the 19th century.
ROSEMONDE   f   French
French form of ROSAMUND.
ROSENDA   f   Spanish
Feminine form of ROSENDO.
ROSER   f   Catalan
Catalan (feminine) form of ROSARIO.
ROSETTA   f   Italian
Italian diminutive of ROSA (1).
ROSETTE   f   French
French diminutive of ROSE.
ROSHAN   m & f   Persian, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Means "light, bright" in Persian.
ROSHANAK   f   Persian, Ancient Persian
Original Persian form of ROXANA.
ROSHANARA   f   Persian (Archaic)
Possibly means "light of the assembly" in Persian. This was the name of a daughter of the 17th-century Mughal emperor Shah Jahan.
ROSHEEN   f   Irish
Anglicized form of RÓISÍN.
ROSHNI   f   Indian, Marathi, Hindi
From Hindi and Marathi रौशनी (raushani) meaning "light, brightness", ultimately of Persian origin.
ROSICA   f   Bulgarian
Variant transcription of ROSITSA.
ROSIE   f   English
Diminutive of ROSE.
ROSINA   f   Italian
Italian diminutive of ROSA (1). This is the name of a character in Rossini's opera 'The Barber of Seville' (1816).
ROSINE   f   French
French diminutive of ROSE.
ROSINHA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of ROSA (1).
ROSITA   f   Spanish
Spanish diminutive of ROSA (1).
ROSITSA   f   Bulgarian
Diminutive of ROSA (2).
ROSLINDIS   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ROSALIND.
ROSLYN   f   English
Variant of ROSALYN.
ROSMUNDA   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ROSAMUND.
ROSSA   f   Italian
Means "red" in Italian.
ROSSANA   f   Italian
Italian form of ROXANA.
ROSSELLA   f   Italian
Diminutive of ROSSA.
ROSWITHA   f   German
Derived from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and swinth "strength". This was the name of a 10th-century nun from Saxony who wrote several notable poems.
ROSY   f   English
Diminutive of ROSE.
ROTEM   m & f   Hebrew
From the name of a desert plant (species Retama raetam), possibly derived from Hebrew רְתֹם (retom) meaning "to bind".
ROUTH   f   Biblical Greek
Greek form of RUTH (1).
ROWAN   m & f   Irish, English (Modern)
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Ruadháin meaning "descendant of RUADHÁN". This name can also be given in reference to the rowan tree.
ROWANNE   f   English (Rare)
Feminine variant of ROWAN.
ROWENA   f   English
Meaning uncertain, possibly a Latinized form of a Germanic name derived from the elements hrod "fame" and wunn "joy, bliss". According to the 12th-century chronicler Geoffrey of Monmouth, this was the name of a daughter of the Saxon chief Hengist. It was popularized by Sir Walter Scott, who used it for a character in his novel 'Ivanhoe' (1819).
ROWINA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of ROWENA.
ROXANA   f   English, Spanish, Romanian, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latin form of Ρωξανη (Roxane), the Greek form of the Persian or Bactrian name روشنک (Roshanak) which meant "bright" or "dawn". This was the name of Alexander the Great's first wife, a daughter of the Bactrian nobleman Oxyartes. In the modern era it came into use during the 17th century. In the English-speaking world it was popularized by Daniel Defoe, who used it in his novel 'Roxana' (1724).
ROXANE   f   French, English, Ancient Greek
French and English form of ROXANA. This is the name of Cyrano's love interest in the play 'Cyrano de Bergerac' (1897).
ROXANNA   f   English
Variant of ROXANA.
ROXANNE   f   English, French
Variant of ROXANE.
ROXELANA   f   History
From a Turkish nickname meaning "Ruthenian". This referred to the region of Ruthenia, covering Belarus, Ukraine and western Russia. Roxelana (1502-1558), also known by the name Hürrem, was a slave and then concubine of Süleyman the Magnificent, sultan of the Ottoman Empire. She eventually became his wife and produced his heir, Selim II.
ROXIE   f   English
Diminutive of ROXANA.
ROXY   f   English
Diminutive of ROXANA.
ROYSE   f   Medieval English
Medieval variant of ROSE.
ROZ   f   English
Short form of ROSALIND, ROSAMUND, and other names beginning with the same sound.
RÓŻA   f   Polish
Means "rose" in Polish. It is a cognate of ROSA (1).
RÓZA   f   Hungarian
Variant of RÓZSA.
ROZA (1)   f   Russian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Means "rose" in some Slavic languages. It is a cognate of ROSA (1).
ROZA (2)   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic short form of feminine names beginning with the element hrod meaning "fame".
ROZABELA   f   Esperanto
Means "rosy-beautiful" in Esperanto.
ROZÁLIA   f   Hungarian, Slovak
Hungarian and Slovak form of ROSALIA.
ROZALIA   f   Polish, Romanian
Polish and Romanian form of ROSALIA.
ROZÁLIE   f   Czech
Czech form of ROSALIA.
ROZĀLIJA   f   Latvian
Latvian form of ROSALIA.
ROZALIYA   f   Russian
Russian form of ROSALIA.
ROZANNE   f   English
Variant of ROSANNE.
ROŽĖ   f   Lithuanian
Means "rose" in Lithuanian. It is a cognate of ROSA (1).
ROZENN   f   Breton
Means "rose" in Breton.
ROZIKA   f   Croatian
Croatian diminutive of ROZALIJA.
RÓZSA   f   Hungarian
Means "rose" in Hungarian. It is a cognate of ROSA (1).
RÓZSI   f   Hungarian
Diminutive of RÓZSA.
RU   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "scholar", () meaning "like, as, if", or other characters with similar pronunciations.
RUBA   f   Arabic
Means "hill" in Arabic.
RUBAB   f   Arabic
From an Arabic word referring to a type of stringed musical instrument. This was the name of the wife of Muhammad's grandson Husayn.
RUBENA   f   Esperanto
Means "like a ruby" in Esperanto.
RUBINA   f   Italian
Derived from Italian rubino meaning "ruby", ultimately from Latin ruber "red".
RUBY   f   English
Simply from the name of the precious stone (which ultimately derives from Latin ruber "red"), which is the birthstone of July. It came into use as a given name in the 19th century.
RUBYE   f   English
Variant of RUBY.
RUCHEL   f   Yiddish
Yiddish form of RACHEL.
RUDO   m & f   Southern African, Shona
Means "love" in Shona.
RUE   f   English
From the name of the bitter medicinal herb, ultimately deriving from Greek ‘ρυτη (rhyte). This is also sometimes used as a short form of RUTH (1).
RUF   f   Russian
Russian form of RUTH (1).
RUFARO   f   Southern African, Shona
Means "happiness" in Shona.
RUFINA   f   Russian, Spanish, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of RUFINUS.
RUIHA   f   Maori
Maori form of LOUISA.
RUKİYE   f   Turkish
Turkish form of RUQAYYAH.
RUKMINI   f   Hinduism
Means "adorned with gold" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this is the name of a princess who became the wife of Krishna.
RUMBIDZAI   f   Southern African, Shona
Means "praise" in Shona.
RUMENA   f   Bulgarian, Macedonian
Feminine form of RUMEN.
RÚNA   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of RUNA.
RUNA   f   Norwegian, Danish, Swedish
Feminine form of RUNE.
RUPA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Nepali
Means "shape, form" in Sanskrit.
RUPERTA   f   Spanish
Spanish feminine form of RUPERT.
RUPINDER   m & f   Indian (Sikh)
Means "greatest beauty" from Sanskrit रूप (rupa) meaning "beauty, form" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA, used here to mean "greatest".
RUQAYYA   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of RUQAYYAH.
RUQAYYAH   f   Arabic
Derived either from Arabic رقى (ruqia) meaning "rise, ascent" or from رقية (ruqyah) meaning "spell, charm, incantation". This was the name of one of the daughters of the Prophet Muhammad. She became a wife of Uthman, the third caliph of the Muslims.
RÜŞEN   m & f   Turkish
Turkish form of ROSHAN.
RUSIKO   f   Georgian
Diminutive of RUSUDAN.
RUSLANA   f   Ukrainian
Feminine form of RUSLAN.
RUSUDAN   f   Georgian
Possibly derived from Persian روز (ruz) meaning "day". This name was borne by a 13th-century ruling queen of Georgia.
RUSUDANI   f   Georgian
Variant of RUSUDAN.
RŪTA   f   Lithuanian
Means "rue" in Lithuanian, the rue plant being a bitter medicinal herb which is a national symbol of Lithuania. This is also the Lithuanian form of RUTH (1).
RUTA   f   Polish
Polish form of RUTH (1).
RUTE   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of RUTH (1).
RUTENDO   f & m   Southern African, Shona
Means "faith" in Shona.
RUTH (1)   f   English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Spanish, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From a Hebrew name which was derived from the Hebrew word רְעוּת (re'ut) meaning "friend". This is the name of the central character in the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament. She was a Moabite woman who accompanied her mother-in-law Naomi back to Bethlehem after Ruth's husband died. There she met and married Boaz. She was an ancestor of King David.... [more]
RUTHI   f   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of RUTH (1).
RUTHIE   f   English
Diminutive of RUTH (1).
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