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This is a list of names in which the gender is feminine; and the first letter is R.
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Italian name meaning "white rose", derived from Latin rosa "rose" and alba "white". A famous bearer was the Venetian painter Rosalba Carriera (1675-1757).
ROSALEENfEnglish (Rare)
Variant of ROSALINE. James Clarence Mangan used it as a translation for RÓISÍN in his poem 'Dark Rosaleen' (1846).
Portuguese form of ROSALIA.
ROSALÍAfSpanish, Galician
Spanish and Galician form of ROSALIA.
ROSALIAfItalian, Late Roman
Late Latin name derived from rosa "rose". This was the name of a 12th-century Sicilian saint.
ROSALIEfFrench, 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.
ROSALINfEnglish (Rare)
Medieval variant of ROSALIND.
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).
ROSALINDAfSpanish, Italian
Latinate form of ROSALIND.
Medieval variant of ROSALIND. This is the name of characters in Shakespeare's 'Love's Labour's Lost' (1594) and 'Romeo and Juliet' (1596).
Variant of ROSALINE using the popular name suffix lyn.
Variant of ROSAMUND, in use since the Middle Ages.
ROSAMUNDfEnglish (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.
Portuguese form of ROXANA.
Combination of ROSA (1) and ANGELA.
ROSANNAfItalian, English
Combination of ROSA (1) and ANNA.
ROSANNEfEnglish, Dutch
Combination of ROSE and ANNE (1).
Italian feminine form of ROSARIO.
Portuguese (feminine) form of ROSARIO.
ROSARIOf & mSpanish, 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.
ROSEfEnglish, 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.
Italian diminutive of ROSA (1).
ROSELLEfFrench (Rare)
French diminutive of ROSE.
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.
French form of ROSAMUND.
Feminine form of ROSENDO.
Catalan (feminine) form of ROSARIO.
Italian diminutive of ROSA (1).
French diminutive of ROSE.
ROSHANm & fPersian, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Means "light, bright" in Persian.
ROSHANAKfPersian, Ancient Persian
Original Persian form of ROXANA.
ROSHANARAfPersian (Archaic)
Possibly means "light of the assembly" in Persian. This was the name of a daughter of the 17th-century Mughal emperor Shah Jahan.
Anglicized form of RÓISÍN.
ROSHNIfIndian, Marathi, Hindi
From Hindi and Marathi रौशनी (raushani) meaning "light, brightness", ultimately of Persian origin.
Variant transcription of ROSITSA.
Diminutive of ROSE.
Italian diminutive of ROSA (1). This is the name of a character in Rossini's opera 'The Barber of Seville' (1816).
French diminutive of ROSE.
Portuguese diminutive of ROSA (1).
Spanish diminutive of ROSA (1).
Diminutive of ROSA (2).
ROSLINDISfAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ROSALIND.
ROSMUNDAfAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ROSAMUND.
Means "red" in Italian.
Italian form of ROXANA.
Diminutive of ROSSA.
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.
Diminutive of ROSE.
ROTEMm & fHebrew
From the name of a desert plant (species Retama raetam), possibly derived from Hebrew רְתֹם (retom) meaning "to bind".
ROWANm & fIrish, 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.
ROWANNEfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine variant of ROWAN.
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).
ROXANAfEnglish, 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).
ROXANEfFrench, 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).
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.
Diminutive of ROXANA.
Diminutive of ROXANA.
ROYSEfMedieval English
Medieval variant of ROSE.
Short form of ROSALIND, ROSAMUND, and other names beginning with the same sound.
Means "rose" in Polish. It is a cognate of ROSA (1).
ROZA (1)fRussian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Means "rose" in some Slavic languages. It is a cognate of ROSA (1).
ROZA (2)fAncient Germanic
Old Germanic short form of feminine names beginning with the element hrod meaning "fame".
Means "rosy-beautiful" in Esperanto.
ROZÁLIAfHungarian, Slovak
Hungarian and Slovak form of ROSALIA.
ROZALIAfPolish, Romanian
Polish and Romanian form of ROSALIA.
Czech form of ROSALIA.
Latvian form of ROSALIA.
Russian form of ROSALIA.
Means "rose" in Lithuanian. It is a cognate of ROSA (1).
Means "rose" in Breton.
Croatian diminutive of ROZALIJA.
Means "rose" in Hungarian. It is a cognate of ROSA (1).
Diminutive of RÓZSA.
RUm & fChinese
From Chinese () meaning "scholar", () meaning "like, as, if", or other characters with similar pronunciations.
Means "hill" in 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.
Means "like a ruby" in Esperanto.
Derived from Italian rubino meaning "ruby", ultimately from Latin ruber "red".
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.
Variant of RUBY.
Yiddish form of RACHEL.
RUDOm & fSouthern African, Shona
Means "love" in Shona.
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).
Russian form of RUTH (1).
RUFAROfSouthern African, Shona
Means "happiness" in Shona.
Maori form of LOUISA.
Turkish form of RUQAYYAH.
Means "adorned with gold" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this is the name of a princess who became the wife of Krishna.
RUMBIDZAIfSouthern African, Shona
Means "praise" in Shona.
RUMENAfBulgarian, Macedonian
Feminine form of RUMEN.
RÚNAfAncient Scandinavian, Icelandic, Faroese
Old Norse, Icelandic and Faroese form of RUNA.
RUNAfNorwegian, Danish, Swedish
Feminine form of RUNE.
RUPAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Nepali
Means "shape, form" in Sanskrit.
Spanish feminine form of RUPERT.
RUPINDERm & fIndian (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".
Variant transcription of RUQAYYAH.
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.
RÜŞENm & fTurkish
Turkish form of ROSHAN.
Diminutive of RUSUDAN.
Diminutive of RUSUDAN.
Feminine form of RUSLAN.
Possibly derived from Persian روز (ruz) meaning "day". This name was borne by a 13th-century ruling queen of Georgia.
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).
Polish form of RUTH (1).
Portuguese form of RUTH (1).
RUTENDOf & mSouthern African, Shona
Means "faith" in Shona.
RUTH (1)fEnglish, 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]
RUTHIfOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of RUTH (1).
Diminutive of RUTH (1).
Finnish form of RUTH (1).
Means "beauty" in Arabic.
Romanian form of ROXANA.
Means "vision, sight" in Arabic.
RUŽAfCroatian, Serbian
Means "rose" in Croatian and Serbian. It is a cognate of ROSA (1).
Derived from Czech růže meaning "rose".
RUZHAfBulgarian, Macedonian
Means "hollyhock" in Bulgarian and Macedonian (referring to flowering plants from the genera Alcea and Althaea).
Diminutive of RUŽA.
RYANAfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine variant of RYAN.
RYANNfEnglish (Modern)
Feminine variant of RYAN.
RYANNEfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine variant of RYAN.
RYLEEfEnglish (Modern)
Feminine variant of RILEY.
RYLEIGHfEnglish (Modern)
Feminine variant of RILEY.
RYLIEfEnglish (Modern)
Feminine variant of RILEY.
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