Feminine Names

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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
Variant of RACHEL, probably influenced by 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.
RICMOD f & m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element ric "ruler, mighty" combined with muot "spirit, mind".
RIDWANA f Arabic
Feminine form of RIZWAN.
RIFKA f Yiddish
Yiddish variant of RIVKA.
RIGANTONA f Celtic Mythology (Hypothetical)
Reconstructed old Celtic form of RHIANNON.
RIGMOR f Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Scandinavian form of RICMOD.
RIHANNA f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic رَيحانة (see 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 that 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 that 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, singing" 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.
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.
RĪTA f Latvian
Possibly derived from Latvian rīts meaning "morning". Alternatively is could be a Latvian form of RITA.
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.
RIVER m & f English (Modern)
From the English word that denotes a flowing body of water. The word is ultimately derived (via Old French) from Latin ripa "riverbank".
RIVKA f Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of REBECCA.
RIVQAH f Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of REBECCA.
RIYA f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
Means "singer" in Sanskrit.
RIZWANA f Urdu, Arabic
Urdu form of RIDWANA, as well as an alternate Arabic transcription.
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, French, Dutch, Swedish
Medieval diminutive of ROBERT, now usually regarded as an independent name. 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.
ROCHEL f Yiddish
Yiddish form of RACHEL.
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 (Rare)
From the vocative case of Irish rós meaning "rose" (a cognate of ROSE).
RÓISE f Irish
Variant of RÓIS.
RÓISÍN f Irish
Diminutive of Irish rós meaning "rose" (a cognate of ROSE).
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).
ROMEY f English (Rare)
Diminutive of ROSEMARY.
ROMI f Hebrew
Means "my height, my exaltation" in Hebrew.
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, Dutch, 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, Catalan, 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.
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, 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 meaning "horse" and lind meaning "soft, tender, flexible". 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.
ROSA MARÍA f Spanish
Combination of ROSA (1) and MARÍA.
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.
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 the Germanic name Hrodohaidis meaning "famous type", 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.
ROSELINE f French
French form of ROSALIND. Saint Roseline of Villeneuve was a 14th-century nun from Provence.
ROSELLA f Italian
Italian diminutive of ROSA (1).
ROSELLE f French (Rare)
French diminutive of ROSE.
ROSELYN f English
Variant of ROSALYN.
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)
From Persian روشن (roshan) meaning "light" and آرا (ara) meaning "decorate, adorn". This was the name of the second 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
Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Росица (see 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 and dramas.
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. Alternatively, Geoffrey may have based it on a Welsh name. It was popularized by Sir Walter Scott, who used it for a character in his novel Ivanhoe (1819).
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.
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, 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.
ROZALIJA f Lithuanian, Slovene, Croatian, Macedonian
Form of ROSALIA in several languages.
ROZALIYA f Russian
Russian form of ROSALIA.
ROZANNE f English
Variant of ROSANNE.
ROZÁRIE f Czech (Rare)
Czech form of ROSARIA.
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.
ROZINA f Hungarian (Modern)
Hungarian form of ROSINA.
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 the Prophet 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.
RUDĪTE f Latvian
From Latvian ruds meaning "red, red-haired".
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.
RUGILĖ f Lithuanian
From Lithuanian rugys meaning "rye".
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.
RUMIANA f Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Румяна (see RUMYANA).
RUMYANA f Bulgarian
Feminine form of RUMEN.
RÚNA f Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic, Faroese
Old Norse, Icelandic and Faroese feminine form of RUNE.
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
Alternate transcription of Arabic رقيّة (see 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.
RUSKA 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.
RUT f Spanish, Icelandic, Swedish, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Form of RUTH (1) in several languages.
RŪTA f Lithuanian, Latvian
Means "rue" in Lithuanian, the rue plant being a bitter medicinal herb that is a national symbol of Lithuania. This is also the Lithuanian and Latvian 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 that 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).
RUUT f Finnish
Finnish form of RUTH (1).
RUWA f Arabic
Means "beauty" in Arabic.
RUXANDRA f Romanian
Romanian form of ROXANA.
RUYA f Arabic
Means "vision, sight" in Arabic.
RUŽA f Croatian, Serbian
Means "rose" in Croatian and Serbian. It is a cognate of ROSA (1).
RŮŽENA f Czech
Derived from Czech růže meaning "rose".
RUŽENA f Slovak
Derived from Slovak ruže meaning "rose".
RUZHA f Bulgarian, Macedonian
Means "hollyhock" in Bulgarian and Macedonian (referring to flowering plants from the genera Alcea and Althaea).
RUŽICA f Croatian
Diminutive of RUŽA.
RYANA f English (Rare)
Feminine variant of RYAN.
RYANN f English (Modern)
Feminine variant of RYAN.
RYANNE f English (Rare)
Feminine variant of RYAN.
RYLEE f English (Modern)
Feminine variant of RILEY.
RYLEIGH f English (Modern)
Feminine variant of RILEY.
RYLIE f English (Modern)
Feminine variant of RILEY.
SA'ADAH f Arabic
Means "happiness, luck" in Arabic.
SAANA f Finnish
From the name of a mountain in northern Finland.
SAAR (1) f Dutch
Dutch short form of SARAH.
SAARA f Finnish
Finnish form of SARAH.
SABAH f & m Arabic, Turkish
Means "morning" in Arabic and Turkish.
SABEEN f Urdu
Possibly from Arabic meaning "follower of another religion", a name given to the Prophet Muhammad and other Muslims by non-Muslim Arabs.
SABELA f Galician
Galician form of ISABEL.
SABIA f Irish Mythology
Latinized form of SADB.
SABIEN f Dutch
Dutch form of SABINA.
SABINA f Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Polish, Czech, Slovene, Russian, Croatian, Swedish, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Sabinus, a Roman cognomen meaning "a Sabine" in Latin. The Sabines were an ancient people who lived in central Italy, their lands eventually taken over by the Romans after several wars. According to legend, the Romans abducted several Sabine women during a raid, and when the men came to rescue them, the women were able to make peace between the two groups. This name was borne by several early saints.
SABĪNE f Latvian
Latvian form of SABINA.
SABINE f French, German, Danish
French, German and Danish form of SABINA.
SABLE f English (Modern)
From the English word meaning "black", derived from the name of the black-furred mammal native to Northern Asia, ultimately of Slavic origin.
SABRINA f English, Italian, German, French
Latinized form of Habren, the original Welsh name of the River Severn. According to Geoffrey of Monmouth, Sabrina was the name of a princess who was drowned in the Severn. Supposedly the river was named for her, but it is more likely that her name was actually derived from that of the river, which is of unknown meaning. She appears as a water nymph in John Milton's masque Comus (1634). It was popularized as a given name by Samuel A. Taylor's play Sabrina Fair (1953) and the movie adaptation that followed it the next year.
SABRİYE f Turkish
Turkish form of SABRIYYA.
SABRIYYA f Arabic
Feminine form of SABRI.
SACAGAWEA f Native American
Probably from Hidatsa tsakáka wía meaning "bird woman". Alternatively it could originate from the Shoshone language and mean "boat puller". This name was borne by a Native American woman who guided the explorers Lewis and Clark. She was of Shoshone ancestry but had been abducted in her youth and raised by a Hidatsa tribe.
SACHA m & f French
French form of SASHA.
SACHIKO f Japanese
From Japanese (sachi) meaning "happiness, good luck" and (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
SACNICTE f Native American, Mayan
Means "white flower" in Mayan.
SADAF f Arabic
Means "seashell, mother-of-pearl" in Arabic.
SADB f Irish, Irish Mythology
Means "sweet, goodly" in Irish. In Irish mythology Sadb was the mother of Oisín.
SÄDE f Finnish
Means "ray of light" in Finnish.
SADHBH f Irish, Irish Mythology
Modern Irish form of SADB.
SA'DIA f Arabic
Feminine form of SA'DI.
SADIA f Urdu, Bengali
Urdu and Bengali form of SA'DIA.
SADIE f English
Diminutive of SARAH.
ŞADİYE f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of SHADI (1).
SAFA m & f Persian, Turkish, Arabic
Persian and Turkish form of SAFAA or SAFAA', as well as an alternate Arabic transcription of either of those names.
SAFAA f & m Arabic
Means "pure", from Arabic صفا (safa). As-Safaa is the name of one of the two sacred hills near Mecca. This can also be an alternate transcription of Arabic صفاء (see SAFAA').
SAFAA' f & m Arabic
Means "serenity, clarity" in Arabic.
SAFFRON f English (Rare)
From the English word that refers either to a spice, the crocus flower from which it is harvested, or the yellow-orange colour of the spice. It is derived via Old French from Arabic زعفران (za'faran), itself probably from Persian meaning "gold leaves".
SAFIRA f Esperanto
Means "like a sapphire" in Esperanto.
SAFIYA f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic صفيّة (see SAFIYYAH).
SAFİYE f Turkish
Turkish form of SAFIYYAH.
SAFIYYAH f Arabic
Feminine form of SAFI. This was the name of one of the wives of the Prophet Muhammad.