Feminine Names

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POLYXENAfGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Πολυξενη (Polyxene) which was from the word πολυξενος (polyxenos) meaning "entertaining many guests, very hospitable", itself derived from πολυς (polys) "many" and ξενος (xenos) "foreigner, guest". In Greek legend she was a daughter of Priam and Hecuba, beloved by Achilles. After the Trojan War, Achilles' son Neoptolemus sacrificed her.
POLYXENEfGreek Mythology
Ancient Greek form of POLYXENA.
POLYXENIfGreek
Modern Greek form of POLYXENA.
POMAREm & fTahitian
From Tahitian po "night" and mare "cough". This name was borne by four kings and a queen of Tahiti. The first king adopted the name after his child died of a cough in the night.
POMONAfRoman Mythology
From Latin pomus "fruit tree". This was the name of the Roman goddess of fruit trees.
POORNIMAfTamil, Indian, Kannada, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of PURNIMA.
POPPYfEnglish (British)
From the word for the red flower, derived from Old English popæg.
PORCIAfAncient Roman
Feminine form of PORCIUS.
PORNTIPfThai
Derived from Thai พร (phon) "blessing" and ทิพย์ (thip) "divine".
PORSCHEfEnglish (Modern)
From the name of the German car company, which was founded by Ferdinand Porsche (1875-1951). His surname is derived from the given name BORIS.
PORTIAfEnglish
Variant of Porcia, the feminine form of the Roman family name PORCIUS, used by William Shakespeare for the heroine of his play 'The Merchant of Venice' (1596). In the play Portia is a woman who disguises herself as a man in order to defend Antonio in court. It is also the name of a moon of Uranus, after the Shakespearian character.
POSIEfEnglish
Variant of POSY.
POSYfEnglish
Diminutive of JOSEPHINE. It can also be inspired by the English word posy for a bunch of flowers.
PRACHIfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
From Sanskrit प्राच्य (prachya) meaning "eastern, ancient".
PRAISEfEnglish (Rare)
From the English word praise, which is ultimately derived (via Old French) from Late Latin preciare, a derivative of Latin pretium "price, worth".
PRANVERAfAlbanian
Derived from Albanian pranverë meaning "spring", itself from pranë "nearby, close" and verë "summer".
PRASKOVIYAfRussian
Variant transcription of PRASKOVYA.
PRASKOVYAfRussian
Russian form of PARASKEVE.
PRATIBHAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "light, splendour, intelligence" in Sanskrit.
PRATIMAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "image, likeness, reflection" in Sanskrit.
PRAVEENAfTamil, Indian, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi
Variant transcription of PRAVINA.
PRAVINAfIndian, Marathi, Tamil
Feminine form of PRAVIN.
PRAXISfGreek Mythology
Means "practical" in Greek. This was another name for the Greek goddess Aphrodite.
PRECIOUSfEnglish (Modern)
From the English word precious, ultimately derived from Latin pretiosus, a derivative of Latin pretium "price, worth".
PREETHIfIndian, Kannada, Tamil
South Indian form of PRITI.
PREETIfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Variant transcription of PRITI.
PREMAfTamil, Indian, Kannada, Marathi, Hindi
Feminine form of PREM.
PRESLEYf & mEnglish
From an English surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "priest clearing" (Old English preost and leah). This surname was borne by musician Elvis Presley (1935-1977).
PRIITAfFinnish
Finnish form of BRITA.
PRIMITIVAfSpanish, Late Roman
Feminine form of PRIMITIVUS. Saint Primitiva was an early martyr from Rome.
PRIMROSEfEnglish (Rare)
From the English word for the flower, ultimately deriving from Latin prima rosa "first rose".
PRIMULAfEnglish (Rare)
From the name of a genus of several species of flowers, including the primrose. It is derived from the Latin word primulus meaning "very first".
PRINCESSfEnglish (Modern)
Feminine equivalent of PRINCE.
PRISfEnglish
Short form of PRISCILLA.
PRISCAfBiblical, Dutch, Ancient Roman, Biblical Latin
Feminine form of Priscus, a Roman family name which meant "ancient" in Latin. This name appears in the epistles in the New Testament, referring to Priscilla the wife of Aquila.
PRISCILAfPortuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of PRISCILLA.
PRISCILLAfEnglish, Italian, French, Ancient Roman, Biblical Latin, Biblical
Roman name, a diminutive of PRISCA. In Acts in the New Testament Paul lived with Priscilla (also known as Prisca) and her husband Aquila in Corinth for a while. It has been used as an English given name since the Protestant Reformation, being popular with the Puritans. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow used it in his poem 'The Courtship of Miles Standish' (1858).
PRISCILLEfFrench
French form of PRISCILLA.
PRISKAfGerman, Biblical Greek
German form of PRISCA, as well as the form used in the Greek New Testament.
PRISKILLAfBiblical Greek
Form of PRISCILLA used in the Greek New Testament.
PRISSYfEnglish
Diminutive of PRISCILLA.
PRITHAfHinduism, Bengali
Means "the palm of the hand" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the legendary Hindu figure Kunti.
PRITIfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "pleasure, joy, love" in Sanskrit.
PRIYAfHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali
Means "beloved" in Sanskrit. In Hindu legend this is the name of a daughter of King Daksha.
PRIYANKAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali
From Sanskrit प्रियंकर (priyankara) meaning "agreeable, amiable".
PROSERPINAfRoman Mythology
Means "to emerge" in Latin. She was the Roman equivalent of the Greek goddess Persephone.
PRUfEnglish
Short form of PRUDENCE.
PRUDENCEf & mEnglish, 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.
PRUDENCIAfSpanish
Spanish feminine form of PRUDENTIUS.
PRUEfEnglish
Short form of PRUDENCE.
PRUNEfFrench
Means "plum" in French.
PRUNELLAfEnglish (Rare)
From the English word for the type of flower, also called self-heal, ultimately a derivative of the Latin word pruna "plum".
PSYCHEfGreek 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).
PTOLEMAISfAncient Greek
Feminine form of Ptolemaios (see PTOLEMY).
PUAfHawaiian
Means "flower, offspring" in Hawaiian.
PUABIfAkkadian
Means "word of my father", from Akkadian meaning "mouth" and abu meaning "father". Puabi was a 26th-century BC Akkadian noblewoman who was buried in the Sumerian city of Ur.
PUALANIfHawaiian
Means "heavenly flower" or "royal offsring" from Hawaiian pua "flower, offsring" and lani "heaven, sky, royal, majesty".
PUANANIfHawaiian
Means "beautiful flower" or "beautiful offsring" from Hawaiian pua "flower, offsring" and nani "beauty, glory".
PUCKm & fAnglo-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).
PUJAfIndian, 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.
PULENGfSouthern African, Sotho
Means "in the rain" in Sotho.
PUNITAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Feminine form of PUNIT.
PURDIEm & fEnglish (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.
PURNAMAf & mIndonesian
Means "full moon" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit पूर्णिमा (purnima).
PURNIMAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Tamil, Kannada
Means "full moon" in Sanskrit.
PUSHPAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
Means "flower" in Sanskrit.
PUTERIfMalay
Means "daughter, princess" in Malay, ultimately from Sanskrit पुत्री (putri).
PUTRIfIndonesian
Means "daughter" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit पुत्री (putri).
PUTUm & fIndonesian, Balinese
Means "grandchild" in Balinese. Traditionally, this name is given to the first-born child.
QAMARm & fArabic
Means "moon" in Arabic.
QIANAfAfrican American (Modern)
From the word for the silk-like material, introduced by DuPont in 1968 and popular in the fashions of the 1970s.
QINGf & mChinese
From Chinese (qīng) meaning "blue, green, young", as well as other characters pronounced in a similar way.
QIUm & fChinese
From Chinese (qiū) meaning "autumn", (qiū) meaning "hill, mound", or other characters with a similar pronunciation. The given name of the philosopher Confucius was .
QUANNAfAfrican American (Rare)
Combination of the popular name prefix Qua and ANNA.
QUEENfEnglish
From an old nickname which was derived from the English word, ultimately from Old English cwen meaning "woman, wife".
QUEENIEfEnglish
Diminutive of QUEEN.
QUERALTfCatalan
From the name of a Spanish sanctuary (in Catalonia) which is devoted to the Virgin Mary.
QUETZALLIfNative American, Nahuatl
Means "feather, precious thing" in Nahuatl.
QUINNm & fIrish, English
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Cuinn meaning "descendant of CONN".
QUINTELLAfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine diminutive of QUINTUS.
QUIRINAfLate Roman
Feminine form of QUIRINUS.
QUISPEfNative American, Quechua
Means "free" in Quechua.
QUÝf & mVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (quý) meaning "precious, valuable".
QUỲNHf & mVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (quỳnh) meaning "deep red".
RAABI'AfArabic
Means "fourth" in Arabic. This name was borne by an 8th-century Sufi mystic from Basra in Iraq.
RAAKELfFinnish
Finnish form of RACHEL.
RABABfArabic
Variant transcription of RUBAB.
RABI'AfArabic
Feminine form of RABI (1). It is also a variant transcription of RAABI'A.
RABİAfTurkish
Turkish form of RAABI'A or RABI'A.
RACHAELfEnglish
Variant of RACHEL, the spelling probably influenced by that of Michael.
RACHANAfIndian, Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati, Nepali
Means "creation, preparation" in Sanskrit.
RACHELfEnglish, 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. Jacob was tricked by her father Laban into marrying her older sister Leah first, though in exchange for seven years of work Laban allowed Jacob to marry Rachel too. Initially barren and facing her husband's anger, she offered her handmaid Bilhah to Jacob to bear him children. Eventually she was herself able to conceive, becoming the mother of Joseph and Benjamin.... [more]
RACHELEfItalian
Italian form of RACHEL.
RACHELLEfEnglish
Variant of RACHEL influenced by the spelling of ROCHELLE.
RACHNAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of RACHANA.
RADAfRussian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian
Derived from the Slavic element rad meaning "happy, willing".
RADANAfCzech, Slovene
Derived from the Slavic element rad meaning "happy, willing".
RADHAf & mHinduism, Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi, Marathi
Means "success" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the favourite consort of the Hindu god Krishna.
RADKAfCzech, Bulgarian
Feminine form of RADKO.
RADMILAfSerbian, Croatian, Czech
Serbian, Croatian and Czech feminine form of RADOMIL.
RADOMIŁAfPolish (Rare)
Polish feminine form of RADOMIL.
RADOMILAfCzech
Feminine form of RADOMIL.
RADOMÍRAfCzech
Czech feminine form of RADOMIR.
RADOMIRAfSerbian
Feminine form of RADOMIR.
RADOSŁAWAfPolish
Feminine form of RADOSŁAW.
RAEfEnglish
Short form of RACHEL. It can also be used as a feminine form of RAY.
RAELENEfEnglish (Rare)
Combination of RAE and the popular name suffix lene.
RAELYNfEnglish (Modern)
Combination of RAE and the popular name suffix lyn.
RAELYNNfEnglish (Modern)
Combination of RAE and the popular name suffix lynn.
RAFAELAfSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese feminine form of RAPHAEL.
RAFFAELAfGerman
German feminine form of RAPHAEL.
RAFFAELLAfItalian
Italian feminine form of RAPHAEL.
RAFIQAfArabic
Feminine form of RAFIQ.
RAGHNAIDfScottish
Scottish form of RAGNHILD.
RAGHNAILTfIrish
Irish form of RAGNHILD.
RAGNAfIcelandic, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Ancient Scandinavian
Short form of Old Norse names beginning with the element regin "advice, counsel".
RAGNBJÖRGfAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse name derived from the elements regin "advice, counsel" and björg "help, save, rescue".
RAGNHEIÐRfAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse name meaning "bright advice", derived from the elements regin "advice, counsel" and heiðr "brightness".
RAGNHEIÐURfIcelandic
Icelandic form of RAGNHEIÐR.
RAGNHILDfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Ragnhildr, composed of the elements regin "advice, counsel" and hildr "battle".
RAGNHILDURfIcelandic
Icelandic form of RAGNHILD.
RAHABfBiblical
Means "spacious" in Hebrew. This was the name of a prostitute of Jericho who aided the Israelites in the Old Testament.
RAHATm & fArabic
Means "rest, comfort" in Arabic.
RÁHELfHungarian
Hungarian form of RACHEL.
RAHELfBiblical Latin
Biblical Latin form of RACHEL.
RAHELAfRomanian, Croatian, Serbian
Romanian, Croatian and Serbian form of RACHEL.
RÁICHÉALfIrish
Irish form of RACHEL.
RAIMONDAfItalian
Italian feminine form of RAYMOND.
RAIMUNDEfGerman (Rare)
German feminine form of RAYMOND.
RAIN (1)f & mEnglish (Rare)
Simply from the English word rain, derived from Old English regn.
RAINAfBulgarian
Variant transcription of RAYNA (1).
RAINBOWfEnglish (Rare)
From the English word for the arc of multicoloured light that can appear in a misty sky.
RAINEf & mEnglish (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.
RAISA (1)fRussian
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)fYiddish
Means "rose" in Yiddish.
RAISA (3)fArabic
Feminine form of RAIS.
RAISELfYiddish
Diminutive of RAISA (2).
RAJA (1)fArabic
Means "hope" in Arabic.
RAJANIf & mHinduism, Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Hindi, Nepali
Means "the dark one" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Kali or Durga.
RAJINDERm & fIndian (Sikh)
Variant of RAJENDRA used by Sikhs.
RAJIYAfArabic
Means "hopeful" in Arabic.
RAJKUMARIfIndian, Hindi
Means "princess" in Sanskrit.
RAJNIfIndian, Hindi
Means "queen" in Sanskrit.
RAJYAfArabic
Variant transcription of RAJIYA.
RAKELfNorwegian, Danish, Swedish, Icelandic
Scandinavian form of RACHEL.
RAKHIfIndian, Hindi
From a word for a type of ritual wristband, ultimately from Sanskrit रक्षा (raksha).
RALUCAfRomanian
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.
RAMA (2)fHinduism
Means "wife" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the goddess Lakshmi.
RAMLAfArabic
Variant transcription of RAMLAH.
RAMLAHfArabic
Means "sand" in Arabic. This was the name of one of the wives of Muhammad.
RAMONAfSpanish, 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.
RANfJapanese
From Japanese (ran) meaning "orchid" or other kanji pronounced in the same way.
RANA (1)fArabic
Means "an eye-catching object" from Arabic رنا (rana) meaning "to gaze".
RANDAfArabic
Means "scented tree" in Arabic.
RANDI (1)fEnglish
Diminutive of MIRANDA.
RANDI (2)fNorwegian, Danish, Swedish
Modern form of the Old Norse name Ragnfríðr, which was derived from regin "advice, counsel" and fríðr "beautiful".
RANDYm & fEnglish
Diminutive of RANDALL, RANDOLF or MIRANDA.
RANI (1)fIndian, Telugu, Hindi, Marathi
Means "queen" in Sanskrit.
RANI (2)fHebrew
Means "my joy" or "my song" in Hebrew.
RANIYAfArabic
Means "looking at", derived from Arabic رنا (rana) meaning "to gaze".
RANKAfCroatian
Feminine form of RANKO.
RANYAfArabic
Variant transcription of RANIYA.
RAPHAELAfGerman
Feminine form of RAPHAEL.
RAPHAËLLEfFrench
French feminine form of RAPHAEL.
RAQUELfSpanish, Portuguese, English
Spanish and Portuguese form of RACHEL.
RASAfLithuanian
Means "dew" in Lithuanian.
RASHAfArabic
Means "young gazelle" in Arabic.
RASHIDAfArabic
Feminine form of RASHID.
RASHMIf & mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil
Means "ray of sunlight" or "rope" in Sanskrit.
RASIMAfArabic
Feminine form of RASIM.
RATHNAf & mTamil
Southern Indian variant of RATNA.
RATHNAITfIrish
Derived from Irish rath "grace, prosperity" combined with a diminutive suffix.
RATIfHinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "rest, pleasure" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the wife of the Hindu god of love Kama.
RATNAf & mIndian, 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.
RATNAMm & fIndian, Telugu
Southern Indian variant of RATNA.
RATREEfThai
From the name of a variety of jasmine flower, the night jasmine, ultimately from a poetic word meaning "night".
RATUfIndonesian
Means "queen" in Indonesian and Javanese.
RAUHAfFinnish
Means "peace" in Finnish.
RAVAfEsperanto
Means "ravishing" in Esperanto.
RAVENf & mEnglish
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.
RAVENNAfEnglish (Rare)
Either an elaboration of RAVEN, or else from the name of the city of Ravenna in Italy.
RAVIDm & fHebrew
Means "ornament, necklace" in Hebrew.
RAVINDERm & fIndian (Sikh)
Variant of RAVINDRA used by Sikhs.
RAWIYAfArabic
Means "storyteller", derived from Arabic روى (rawa) meaning "to relate".
RAWYAfArabic
Variant transcription of RAWIYA.
RAYANm & fArabic
Variant transcription of RAYYAN.
RAYHANAfArabic
Means "basil" in Arabic. This was the name of a wife of the Prophet Muhammad.
RAYLENEfEnglish (Rare)
Combination of RAY and the popular name suffix lene.
RAYMONDEfFrench
French feminine form of RAYMOND.
RAYNA (1)fBulgarian
Either a Bulgarian form of REGINA or a feminine form of RAYNO.
RAYNA (2)fYiddish
Variant transcription of REINA (2).
RAYYANm & fArabic
Means "watered, luxuriant" in Arabic. According to Islamic tradition this is the name of one of the gates of paradise.
RAZm & fHebrew
Means "secret" in Hebrew.
RAZIELAfHebrew
Means "my secret is God" in Hebrew.
REAGANf & mEnglish (Modern), 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).
REBAfEnglish
Short form of REBECCA.
REBECAfSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of REBECCA.
RÉBECCAfFrench
French form of REBECCA.
REBECCAfEnglish, 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.
REBECKAfSwedish
Swedish variant of REBECCA.
REBEKAfHungarian
Hungarian form of REBECCA.
REBEKAHfBiblical, English
Form of REBECCA used in some versions of the Bible.
REBEKKAfGerman, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Faroese, Finnish, Biblical Greek
Cognate of REBECCA. It is also the form used in the Greek Old Testament.
REEMfArabic
Variant transcription of RIM.
REENAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of RINA (3).
REENIEfEnglish (Rare)
Either a variant of RENÉE or a diminutive of names ending in reen.
REETAfFinnish
Finnish short form of MARGARET.
REETTAfFinnish
Finnish short form of MARGARET.
REFILWEm & fSouthern African, Tswana
Means "we were given" in Tswana.
REGANfEnglish
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.
REGANAfEnglish (Rare)
Elaboration of REGAN, influenced by REGINA.
REGENAfEnglish
Variant of REGINA.
REGINAfEnglish, 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.
RÉGINEfFrench
French form of REGINA.
REGINEfGerman, Norwegian
German and Norwegian form of REGINA.
REGULAfGerman (Swiss), Late Roman
Means "rule" in Latin. This was the name of a 3rd-century Swiss martyr, the patron saint of Zurich.
REIfJapanese
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.
REIDUNfNorwegian
From the Old Norse name Hreiðunn which was derived from the elements hreiðr "nest, home" and unnr "to wave, to billow".
REILLYm & fEnglish (Modern)
From an Irish surname which was derived from the given name Raghailleach, meaning unknown.
REINA (1)fSpanish
Means "queen" in Spanish.
REINA (2)fYiddish
Derived from Yiddish רֵײן (rein) meaning "clean, pure". It is sometimes used as a Yiddish form of KATHERINE.
REINA (3)fJapanese
From Japanese (rei) meaning "wise" and (na), a phonetic character. This name can also be formed by other combinations of kanji.
REINEfFrench
Means "queen" in French.
REINHILDfGerman
From a Germanic name which was composed of the elements ragin "advice" and hild "battle".
RÉKAfHungarian
Hungarian form of KREKA.
REMEDIOSfSpanish
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".
REMEIfCatalan
Means "remedy" in Catalan, a Catalan equivalent of REMEDIOS.
RENm & fJapanese
From Japanese (ren) meaning "lotus", (ren) meaning "love", or other kanji which are pronounced the same way.
RENAfEnglish
Latinate feminine form of RENÉ.
RENAEfEnglish
English variant of RENÉE.
RENÁTAfHungarian, Czech, Slovak
Hungarian, Czech and Slovak feminine form of RENATUS.
RENATEfGerman, Dutch, Norwegian
German, Dutch and Norwegian feminine form of RENATUS.
RENEm & fEnglish
English form of RENÉ or RENÉE.
RENÉEfFrench, Dutch
French feminine form of RENÉ.
RENEEfEnglish
English form of RENÉE.
RENIAfPolish
Polish diminutive of RENATA.
RENIEfEnglish (Rare)
Possibly a diminutive of RENEE.
RENITAfEnglish
Probably a feminine form of RENATUS. It came into use during the 1950s.
RENZAfItalian
Short form of LORENZA.
RESHMIfIndian, Hindi, Bengali
Means "silk", from Hindi रेशम (Resham) and Bengali রেশম (Resham), ultimately of Persian origin.
REŞİDEfTurkish
Turkish feminine form of RASHID.
REUTfHebrew
Means "friend" in Hebrew, making it a variant of the Biblical name Ruth.
REVAfHinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "one that moves" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Rati.
REXANNEfEnglish (Rare)
Variant of ROXANE influenced by REX.
REYESf & mSpanish
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.
REYHANfTurkish, Uyghur
Turkish and Uyghur form of RAYHANA.
REYHANGULfUyghur
Uyghur elaboration of REYHAN using the suffix گۇل (gul) meaning "flower, rose".
RHEAfGreek 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.
RHEIAfGreek Mythology
Greek form of RHEA.
RHETTAfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine form of RHETT.
RHIANfWelsh
Derived from Welsh rhiain meaning "maiden".
RHIANNAfEnglish (Modern)
Probably a variant of RHIANNON.
RHIANNONfWelsh, 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]
RHIANUfWelsh
Variant of RHIAN.
RHODAfBiblical, 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.
RHONAfScottish
Possibly derived from the name of the Hebridean island Rona, which means "rough island" in Gaelic.
RHONDAfEnglish
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.
RHONWENfWelsh
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".
RHOSYNfWelsh (Rare)
Means "rose" in Welsh. This is a modern Welsh name.
RIAfGerman, Dutch
Short form of MARIA.
RICAfEnglish (Rare)
Short form of FREDERICA and other names ending in rica.
RICARDAfSpanish, German
Spanish and German feminine form of RICHARD.
RICCARDAfItalian
Italian feminine form of RICHARD.
RICHAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Bengali
Means "praise, verse, sacred text" in Sanskrit.
RICHELLEfEnglish
Feminine form of RICHARD using the popular suffix elle, probably influenced by the sound of MICHELLE.