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OSTAPmUkrainian
Ukrainian form of EUSTATHIUS.
ÖSTENmSwedish
Swedish form of EYSTEINN.
OSWINmEnglish (Rare)
From the Old English elements os "god" and wine "friend". Saint Oswin was a 7th-century king of Northumbria. After the Norman conquest this name was used less, and it died out after the 14th century. It was briefly revived in the 19th century.
OTMARmGerman, Czech (Rare), Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Audamar, which was derived from the elements aud "wealth, fortune" and mari "famous". This was the name of an 8th-century Swiss saint, an abbot of Saint Gall.
OWAINmWelsh, Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
Probably a Welsh form of EUGENE, though it might be derived from Welsh eoghunn meaning "youth". This was the name of several figures from Welsh history and mythology. In Arthurian legend Owain (also called Yvain in French sources) was one of the Knights of the Round Table, the son of King Urien and husband of the Lady of the Fountain. His character was based on that of Owain ap Urien, a 6th-century Welsh prince who fought against the Angles. This name was also borne by Owain Glyndwr, a 14th-century leader of Welsh resistance against English rule.
OYIBOm & fWestern African, Urhobo
Means "white" in Urhobo.
OŽBEJmSlovene
Slovene variant form of OSWALD.
ÖZGÜRm & fTurkish
Means "free" in Turkish.
OZIASmBiblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Form of UZZIAH used in the Greek and Latin Old Testament.
OZIELmBiblical Greek
Form of UZZIEL used in the Greek Old Testament.
OZZIEmEnglish
Diminutive of OSWALD, OSBORN, and other names beginning with a similar sound.
PAAVOmFinnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of PAUL.
PABLOmSpanish
Spanish form of Paulus (see PAUL). Spanish painter and sculptor Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was a famous bearer of this name.
PACEYmEnglish (Rare)
From an English surname which was derived from the French place name Pacy, itself derived from Gaulish given name of unknown meaning.
PAĈJOmEsperanto
Esperanto diminutive of PAUL. This name also means "papa" in Esperanto.
PADDYmIrish
Irish diminutive of PATRICK.
PADENmEnglish (Rare)
An invented name, using the popular aden suffix sound found in such names as Braden, Hayden and Aidan. It is sometimes considered a derivative of the surname PADDON.
PADMAf & mHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu
Means "lotus" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the feminine form पद्मा and the masculine form पद्म. According to Hindu tradition a lotus holding the god Brahma arose from the navel of the god Vishnu. The name Padma is used in Hindu texts to refer to several characters, including the goddess Lakshmi and the hero Rama.
PÆGAmAnglo-Saxon
Old English name of unknown meaning.
PALLEmDanish
Danish diminutive of PAUL.
PALLUmBiblical
Means "distinguished" in Hebrew. This was the name of a son of Reuben in the Old Testament.
PANOSmGreek
Diminutive of PANAGIOTIS.
PAOLOmItalian
Italian form of Paulus (see PAUL). Paolo Uccello and Paolo Veronese were both Italian Renaissance painters.
PAORAmMaori
Maori form of PAUL.
PARIS (1)mGreek Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Greek mythology he was the Trojan prince who kidnapped Helen and began the Trojan War. Though presented as a somewhat of a coward in the 'Iliad', he did manage to slay the great hero Achilles. He was himself eventually slain in battle by Philoctetes.
PARRYmWelsh
From a Welsh surname which was derived from ap Harry meaning "son of HARRY".
PASCOmCornish
Cornish form of PASCAL.
PASHAmRussian
Diminutive of PAVEL.
PAŠKOmCroatian
Croatian form of PASCAL.
PATSYf & mEnglish, Irish
Variant of PATTY, also used as a diminutive of PATRICK.
PATXImBasque
Basque form of FRANCIS.
PATYAmRussian
Diminutive of IPATI.
PAULImFinnish
Finnish form of PAUL.
PAŬLOmEsperanto
Esperanto form of PAUL.
PAULOmPortuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician form of Paulus (see PAUL).
PÀULUmSardinian
Sardinian form of Paulus (see PAUL).
PAULUmCorsican
Corsican form of Paulus (see PAUL).
PAVAOmCroatian
Croatian form of PAUL.
PAVELmRussian, Czech, Bulgarian, Slovene, Macedonian
Russian, Czech, Bulgarian, Slovene and Macedonian form of PAUL.
PAVLEmSerbian, Macedonian, Croatian, Georgian
Serbian, Macedonian, Croatian and Georgian form of PAUL.
PAVLImAlbanian
Albanian form of PAUL.
PAVLOmUkrainian
Ukrainian form of PAUL.
PAVOLmSlovak
Slovak form of PAUL.
PAWEŁmPolish
Polish form of PAUL.
PAYAMmPersian
Means "message" in Persian.
PEDERmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of PETER.
PEDJAmSerbian
Variant transcription of PEĐA.
PEDROmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of PETER. This was the name of the only two emperors of Brazil.
PEDRUmSardinian
Sardinian form of PETER.
PÈIREmOccitan
Occitan form of PETER.
PEKKAmFinnish
Finnish form of PETER.
PEKKOmFinnish Mythology
Meaning unknown. This is the name of the Finnish god of fields and crops.
PELEGmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Means "division, channel" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is the son of Eber.
PELLEmSwedish
Swedish diminutive of PER.
PENKOmBulgarian
Bulgarian diminutive of PETAR.
PÉPINmHistory
Frankish name of unknown meaning. It possibly means "awe-inspiring" from Frankish bib- "to tremble". This was the name of three majordomos of Austrasia including Pépin III the Short, who became the first Carolingian king of the Franks. He was the father of Charlemagne.
PEPPEmItalian
Diminutive of GIUSEPPE.
PEPPImItalian
Diminutive of GIUSEPPE.
PERCEmEnglish
Short form of PERCY.
PERCYmEnglish
From an English surname which was derived from the name of a Norman town Perci, which was itself perhaps derived from a Gaulish given name which was Latinized as Persius. The surname was borne by a noble English family, and it first used as a given name in their honour. A famous bearer was Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822), an English romantic poet whose works include 'Adonais' and 'Ozymandias'. This name can also be used as a short form of PERCIVAL.
PEREZmBiblical
Means "breach, burst forth" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the twin brother of Zerah.
PERIGmBreton
Breton diminutive of PER.
PERRYmEnglish
From a surname which is either English or Welsh in origin. It can be derived from Middle English perrie meaning "pear tree", or else from Welsh ap Herry, meaning "son of HERRY". A famous bearer of the surname was Matthew Perry (1794-1858), the American naval officer who opened Japan to the West.
PERUNmSlavic Mythology
Means "thunder" in Slavic. In Slavic mythology Perun was the god of lightning, sometimes worshipped as the primary god. The oak was his sacred tree.
PETARmSerbian, Croatian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of PETER.
PÉTERmHungarian
Hungarian form of PETER.
PETERmEnglish, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Slovene, Slovak, Biblical
Derived from the Greek Πετρος (Petros) meaning "stone". This is a translation used in most versions of the New Testament of the name Cephas, meaning "stone" in Aramaic, which was given to the apostle Simon by Jesus (compare Matthew 16:18 and John 1:42). Simon Peter was the most prominent of the apostles during Jesus' ministry and is often considered the first pope.... [more]
PETIAm & fRussian, Bulgarian
Variant transcription of PETYA.
PETKOmBulgarian, Macedonian
Derived from Bulgarian Петък (Petak) or Macedonian Петок (Petok) meaning "Friday". This is a vernacular form of Paraskeve.
PETREmRomanian, Macedonian, Georgian
Romanian, Macedonian and Georgian form of PETER.
PETRImFinnish, Basque
Finnish and Basque form of PETER.
PETROmUkrainian, Esperanto
Ukrainian and Esperanto form of PETER.
PETRUmRomanian, Corsican, Old Church Slavic
Romanian and Corsican form of PETER. It is also the form used in the Church Slavic New Testament.
PÉTURmIcelandic
Icelandic form of PETER.
PETURmFaroese
Faroese form of PETER.
PETYAm & fRussian, Bulgarian
Russian masculine diminutive of PYOTR or Bulgarian feminine diminutive of PETAR.
PHILOmAncient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Φιλων (Philon), which was derived from φιλος (philos) meaning "lover, friend". This was the name of a 1st-century Hellenistic Jewish philosopher and theologian from Alexandria.
PIEROmItalian
Italian form of PETER. Piero della Francesca was an Italian Renaissance painter.
PIERSmEnglish (British), Medieval French
Medieval form of PETER. This was the name of the main character in the 14th-century poem 'Piers Plowman' by William Langland.
PILIBmIrish
Irish form of PHILIP.
PIOTRmPolish
Polish form of PETER.
PIPINmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of PÉPIN.
PIRANmCornish
Possibly derived from CIARÁN. This was the name of a 5th-century Irish monk who founded a monastery in Cornwall. He is the patron saint of Cornwall.
PIRUZmPersian
Variant of FIRUZ.
PISTAmHungarian
Diminutive of ISTVÁN.
PISTImHungarian
Diminutive of ISTVÁN.
PLATOmAncient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Πλατων (Platon) which was derived from Greek πλατυς (platys) meaning "broad-shouldered". Plato was one of the most important of the Greek philosophers. He was a pupil of Socrates and a teacher of Aristotle. He constructed the theory of Forms and wrote several works, including the 'Republic'.
PLINYmHistory
From the Roman family name Plinius, which is of unknown meaning. Two 1st-century Romans are known by this name: Gaius Plinius Secundus (called Pliny the Elder), a scientist and historian who died during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius; and Caius Plinius Caecilius Secundus (called Pliny the Younger), an author and statesman.
PLUTOmGreek Mythology (Latinized), Roman Mythology
Latinized form of Greek Πλουτων (Plouton), derived from πλουτος (ploutos) meaning "wealth". This was an alternate name of Hades, the god of the underworld. This is also the name of a dwarf planet (formerly designated the ninth planet) in the solar system.
POLATmTurkish
Turkish form of BOLAT.
POLDImGerman
German diminutive of LEOPOLD.
PRIAMmGreek Mythology (Anglicized)
From the Greek Πριαμος (Priamos), possibly meaning "redeemed". In Greek legend Priam was the king of Troy during the Trojan War and the father of many children including Hector and Paris.
PRICEmWelsh
From a Welsh surname which was derived from ap Rhys meaning "son of RHYS".
PRIITmEstonian
Short form of PRIIDIK.
PRIMOmItalian
Italian form of the Late Latin name Primus, which meant "first". This was the name of three early saints, each of whom were martyred.
PRYCEmWelsh
Variant of PRICE.
PUNITmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "cleaned, purified" in Sanskrit.
PUTRAmIndonesian
Means "son" in Indonesian, ultimately from Sanskrit पुत्र (putra).
PWYLLmWelsh Mythology
Meaning unknown. In the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh mythology, Pwyll is a king of Dyfed who pursues and finally marries Rhiannon.
PYLYPmUkrainian
Ukrainian form of PHILIP.
PYOTRmRussian
Russian form of PETER. A famous bearer was the Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893).
QADIRmArabic
Means "capable, powerful" in Arabic. This transcription represents two different ways of spelling the name in Arabic. In Islamic tradition القادر (al-Qadir) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
QAMARm & fArabic
Means "moon" in Arabic.
QASIMmArabic, Urdu
Means "one who divides goods among his people", derived from Arabic قسم (qasama) "to share" or "to divide". This was the name of a son of Muhammad who died while young.
QIANGmChinese
From Chinese (qiáng) meaning "strong, powerful, energetic", as well as other characters pronounced in a similar way.
QUANGmVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (quang) meaning "bright, clear".
QUINNm & fIrish, English
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Cuinn meaning "descendant of CONN".
QUSAYmArabic
Possibly derived from Arabic قصي (qasi) meaning "distant". This was the name of an ancestor of the Prophet Muhammad who was in charge of a temple in Mecca.
QUYỀNmVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (quyền) meaning "power, right, authority".
QUỲNHf & mVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (quỳnh) meaning "deep red".
RABANmAncient Germanic
From a Germanic byname derived from hraban meaning "raven".
RADEKmCzech, Polish
Diminutive of Slavic names beginning with 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.
RADIMmCzech
Short form of RADOMIR.
RADKOmBulgarian, Czech
Diminutive of Slavic names beginning with the element rad "happy, willing".
RADOŠmCzech
Short form of RADOSLAV, RADOMIR, and other names beginning with the Slavic element rad meaning "happy, willing".
RADÚZmCzech (Rare)
Derived from the Czech word rád "happy, glad". The Czech author Julius Zeyer probably created it for a character in his play 'Radúz and Mahulena' (1898).
RAFAŁmPolish
Polish form of RAPHAEL.
RAFIQmArabic, Urdu
Means either "friend" or "gentle" in Arabic.
RAGHUmHinduism, Indian, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam
Means "swift" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a heroic king in Hindu epics, the great-grandfather of Rama. It is also mentioned as the name of a son of Buddha in Buddhist texts.
RAHATm & fArabic
Means "rest, comfort" in Arabic.
RAHIMmArabic
Means "kind, compassionate" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الرحيم (al-Rahim) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
RAHMİmTurkish
Means "merciful" in Turkish, ultimatey from Arabic.
RAHULmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Odia, Gujarati, Punjabi, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu
Possibly means "able, efficient" in Sanskrit. This was the name of a son of Gautama Buddha.
RAIMOmFinnish
Finnish form of RAYMOND.
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.
RAJABmArabic
Means "respect" in Arabic. This is the name of the seventh month in the Islamic calendar.
RAJIBmBengali
Bengali form of RAJIV.
RAJIVmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil, Nepali
Means "striped" in Sanskrit. This is used to refer to the blue lotus in Hindu texts.
RAJKOmCroatian
Derived from Croatian raj meaning "paradise".
RALPHmEnglish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German
Contracted form of the Old Norse name RÁÐÚLFR (or its Norman form Radulf). Scandinavian settlers introduced it to England before the Norman conquest, though afterwards it was bolstered by Norman influence. In the Middle Ages it was usually spelled Ralf, but by the 17th century it was most commonly Rafe, reflecting the normal pronunciation. The Ralph spelling appeared in the 18th century. A famous bearer of the name was Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), an American poet and author who wrote on transcendentalism.
RAMAZmGeorgian
Possibly a Georgian form of RAMADAN.
RAMÓNmSpanish
Spanish form of RAYMOND.
RAMONmCatalan
Catalan form of RAYMOND.
RANDYm & fEnglish
Diminutive of RANDALL, RANDOLF or MIRANDA.
RANGImMaori, Polynesian Mythology
Means "sky" in Maori. In Maori and other Polynesian mythology Rangi or Ranginui was a god of the sky, husband of the earth goddess Papa. They were locked in a crushing embrace but were eventually separated by their children, the other gods.
RANKOmSerbian, Croatian
Derived from the Slavic word ранъ (ranu) meaning "early".
RANSUmFinnish (Rare)
Finnish form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
RAOULmFrench, Italian
French form of Radulf (see RALPH).
RƏŞADmAzerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of RASHAD.
RASELmBengali
Bengali form of RASUL.
RASHNmPersian Mythology
Modern Persian form of Avestan Rashnu meaning "justice". In Zoroastrianism this was the name of a Yazata who judged the souls of the dead.
RASİMmTurkish, Azerbaijani
Turkish and Azerbaijani form of RASIM.
RASIMmArabic
Means "planner, architect" in Arabic.
RASULmArabic, Avar
Means "prophet, messenger" in Arabic.
RATKOmCroatian, Serbian
Diminutive of names beginning with the Slavic element rati meaning "war, battle".
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.
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.
RAVIDm & fHebrew
Means "ornament, necklace" in Hebrew.
RAVILmTatar
Meaning unknown, possibly of Arabic origin.
RAYANm & fArabic
Variant transcription of RAYYAN.
RAYKOmBulgarian
Bulgarian variant of RADKO.
RAYNOmBulgarian
Bulgarian variant of RADKO.
RECEPmTurkish
Turkish form of RAJAB.
REECEmWelsh
Anglicized form of RHYS.
REESEmWelsh
Anglicized form of RHYS.
REFİKmTurkish
Turkish form of RAFIQ.
REGINmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of REIN.
RÉGISmFrench
From a surname meaning "ruler" in Occitan. This name is often given in honour of Saint Jean-François Régis, a 17th-century French Jesuit priest.
ŘEHOŘmCzech
Czech form of GREGORY.
REIJOmFinnish
Finnish form of GREGORY.
REIMAmFinnish
Finnish form of RAYMOND.
REINOmFinnish
Finnish form of REYNOLD.
REMAOmLimburgish
Limburgish form of RAYMOND. Its spelling has been influenced by the French pronunciation of Raymond.
REMUSmRoman Mythology, Romanian
Meaning unknown. In Roman legend Romulus and Remus were the founders of Rome. Remus was later slain by Romulus.
RENATmRussian
Russian form of RENATUS. In some cases Communist parents may have bestowed it as an acronym of революсия наука техника (revolyusiya nauka tekhnika) meaning "revolution, science, technics" or революсия наука труд (revolyusiya nauka trud) meaning "revolution, science, labour".
REŞİTmTurkish
Turkish form of RASHID.
REUELmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "friend of God" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is another name for Jethro. The fantasy author John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) was a famous bearer.
REVAZmGeorgian
Possibly of Persian origin meaning "wealthy, successful".
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.
RHETTmEnglish
From a surname, an Anglicized form of the Dutch de Raedt, derived from raet "advice, counsel". Margaret Mitchell used this name for the character Rhett Butler in her novel 'Gone with the Wind' (1936).
RICKIm & fEnglish
Masculine and feminine diminutive of RICHARD.
RICKYmEnglish
Diminutive of RICHARD.
RIDHAmArabic
Means "satisfaction, contentment" in Arabic. This name was borne by Ali Musi al-Ridha, a 9th-century Shia imam.
RIFATmTurkish
Turkish form of RIFAT.
RIFATmArabic
Means "high rank" in Arabic.
RIGBYmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "ridge farm" in Old Norse.
RIGELmAstronomy
Derived from Arabic الرجل (al-Rijl) meaning "foot". This is the name of the star that forms the left foot of the constellation Orion.
RILEYm & fEnglish
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.
RINAT (1)mTatar, Bashkir
Tatar and Bashkir form of RENAT.
RINUSmDutch
Short form of MARINUS.
RISHImIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Nepali
Means "sage, poet" in Sanskrit, perhaps ultimately deriving from a root meaning "to see".
RIŠKOmSlovak
Diminutive of RICHARD.
RISTOmFinnish, Macedonian
Finnish and Macedonian short form of CHRISTOPHER.
RIVERm & fEnglish (Modern)
From the English word that denotes a flowing body of water. The word is ultimately derived (via Old French) from Latin ripa "riverbank".
ROALDmNorwegian
Modern form of the Old Norse name Hróðvaldr or Hróaldr, composed of the elements hróðr "fame" and valdr "ruler". This name was borne by the children's author Roald Dahl (1916-1990).
ROBBEmDutch
Diminutive of ROBRECHT.
ROBBYmEnglish
Diminutive of ROBERT.
ROBINm & fEnglish, 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.
ROCCOmItalian, Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the element hrok meaning "rest". This was the name of a 14th-century French saint who nursed victims of the plague but eventually contracted the disease himself. He is the patron saint of the sick.
ROCKYmEnglish
Diminutive of ROCCO or other names beginning with a similar sound, or else a nickname referring to a tough person. This is the name of a boxer played by Sylvester Stallone in the movie 'Rocky' (1976) and its five sequels.
RODGEmEnglish
Short form of RODGER.
RODYAmRussian
Diminutive of RODION.
ROFFEmSwedish
Swedish diminutive of ROLF.
ROGERmEnglish, French, Catalan, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch
Means "famous spear" from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and ger "spear". The Normans brought this name to England, where it replaced the Old English cognate Hroðgar (the name of the Danish king in the Anglo-Saxon epic 'Beowulf'). It was a common name in England during the Middle Ages. By the 18th century it was rare, but it was revived in following years. The name was borne by the Norman lords Roger I, who conquered Sicily in the 11th century, and his son Roger II, who ruled Sicily as a king.
ROHAN (1)mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada
Derived from Sanskrit रोहण (rohana) meaning "ascending".
ROHITmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Odia, Gujarati, Kannada, Telugu, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit रोहित (rohita) meaning "red".
ROKUSmDutch
Dutch variant of ROCHUS.
ROLANmRussian
Russian form of ROLAND.
ROLLOmEnglish
Latinized form of Roul, the Old French form of ROLF. Rollo (or Rolf) the Ganger was an exiled Viking who, in the 10th century, became the first Duke of Normandy. It has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since the 19th century.
ROMÁNmSpanish, Hungarian (Rare)
Spanish and Hungarian form of Romanus (see ROMAN).
ROMANmRussian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Ukrainian, Slovene, Croatian, German
From the Late Latin name Romanus which meant "Roman".
ROMÃOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of Romanus (see ROMAN).
ROMEOmItalian
Italian form of the Late Latin name Romaeus meaning "a pilgrim to Rome". Romeo is best known as the lover of Juliet in Shakespeare's tragedy 'Romeo and Juliet' (1596).
RÓNÁNmIrish
Means "little seal", derived from Irish rón "seal" combined with a diminutive suffix.
RONENmHebrew
Derived from Hebrew רוֹן (ron) meaning "song, joy".
RONNEmFrisian
Frisian short form of Germanic names beginning with the element hraban meaning "raven".
RONNYmEnglish
Diminutive of RONALD.
ROOPEmFinnish
Finnish form of ROBERT.
ROQUEmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of ROCCO.
RORIEmIrish, Scottish
Variant of RORY.
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.
ROYALmEnglish
From the English word royal, derived (via Old French) from Latin regalis, a derivative of rex "king". It was first used as a given name in the 19th century.
ROYCEmEnglish
From a surname which was derived from the medieval given name Royse, a variant of ROSE.
ROYLEmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "rye hill" from Old English ryge "rye" and hyll "hill".
RUADHmIrish, Scottish
Gaelic byname meaning "red", often a nickname for one with red hair. This was the nickname of the Scottish outlaw Raibeart Ruadh MacGregor (1671-1734), known as Rob Roy in English.
RUARCmIrish
Probably an Irish form of HRŒREKR, introduced by Scandinavian settlers and invaders. Alternatively it may be derived from Irish ruarc "squall, rainstorm".
RUBEMmPortuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of REUBEN.
RÚBENmPortuguese
Portuguese form of REUBEN.
RUBÉNmSpanish
Spanish form of REUBEN.
RUBENmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, French, Armenian, Biblical Latin
Scandinavian, Dutch, French and Armenian form of REUBEN. This was the name of an 11th-century Armenian ruler of Cilicia.
RUEDImGerman (Swiss)
Swiss diminutive of RUDOLF.
RUFUSmAncient Roman, English, Biblical
Roman cognomen which meant "red-haired" in Latin. Several early saints had this name, including one mentioned in one of Paul's epistles in the New Testament. As a nickname it was used by William II Rufus, a king of England, because of his red hair. It came into general use in the English-speaking world after the Protestant Reformation.
RUMENmBulgarian, Macedonian
Means "ruddy, red-cheeked" in Bulgarian and Macedonian.
RÚNARmIcelandic
Icelandic form of RUNAR.
RUNARmNorwegian
Derived from the Old Norse elements rún "secret lore" and arr "warrior". This name did not exist in Old Norse, but was created in the modern era.
RURIKmRussian
Russian form of the Old Norse name HRŒREKR.
RÜŞENm & fTurkish
Turkish form of ROSHAN.
RUSTYmEnglish
From a nickname which was originally given to someone with a rusty, or reddish-brown, hair colour.
RUSULmArabic
Means "prophets, messengers" in Arabic.
RYDERmEnglish (Modern)
From an English occupational surname derived from Old English ridere meaning "mounted warrior" or "messenger".
RYKERmEnglish (Modern)
Possibly a variant of the German surname Riker, a derivative of Low German rike "rich". It may have been altered by association with the popular name prefix Ry.
RYLANmEnglish (Modern)
Possibly a variant of the English surname Ryland, which was originally derived from a place name meaning "rye land" in Old English.
RYOTAmJapanese
Variant transcription of RYOUTA.
SABAHf & mArabic, Turkish
Means "morning" in Arabic and Turkish.
SABASmSpanish, Late Greek
From a Greek name which was derived from Hebrew סַבָא (sava') meaning "old man". Saints bearing this name include a 4th-century Gothic martyr, a 5th-century Cappadocian hermit, and a 12th-century archbishop of Serbia who is the patron saint of that country.
SABRImArabic
Means "patient" in Arabic.
SABRİmTurkish
Turkish form of SABRI.
SACHAm & fFrench
French form of SASHA.
SADEQmPersian
Persian form of SADIQ.
SADIKmTurkish
Turkish form of SADIQ.
SADIQmArabic
Means "loyal, true" in Arabic.
SAHAKmArmenian
Armenian form of ISAAC. This was the name of a 5th-century patriarch of the Armenian Church.
ŞAHİNmTurkish
Turkish form of SHAHIN.
SAKHRmArabic
Means "solid rock" in Arabic. This name appears in the poems of the 7th-century poetess Al-Khansa.
ŞAKİRmTurkish
Turkish form of SHAKIR.
SAKKEmFinnish
Diminutive of SAKARI.
SALAHmArabic
Means "righteousness" in Arabic.
SALEHmArabic
Variant transcription of SALIH.
SALİHmTurkish
Turkish form of SALIH.
SALIHmArabic, Bosnian
Means "virtuous" in Arabic. According to the Qur'an this was the name of an early Arabian prophet.
SALILmArabic
Means "sword" or "son" in Arabic.
SALIMmArabic
Means "safe, sound, intact", derived from Arabic سلم (salima) meaning "to be safe".
SALVOmItalian
Variant of Salvio (see SALVIUS) or directly from Italian salvo meaning "safe".
SAMADmArabic
Means "eternal" in Arabic.
SAMEDmTurkish
Variant of SAMET.
SAMETmTurkish
Turkish form of SAMAD.
ŞAMİLmAzerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of SHAMIL.
SAMİRmAzerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of SAMIR (1).
SAMIR (1)mArabic
Means "companion in evening talk" in Arabic.
SAMIR (2)mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati
Means "wind, air" in Sanskrit.
SAMMYm & fEnglish
Diminutive of SAMUEL, SAMSON or SAMANTHA.
SAMPOmFinnish, Finnish Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Finnish mythology this is the name of a magical artifact (perhaps a mill) created by the smith god Ilmarinen.
SANDUmRomanian
Short form of ALEXANDRU.
SANDYm & fEnglish
Originally a diminutive of ALEXANDER. As a feminine name it is a diminutive of ALEXANDRA or SANDRA. It can also be given in reference to the colour.
SANELmCroatian
Masculine form of SANELA.
SANTOmItalian
Means "saint" in Italian, ultimately from Latin sanctus.
SANYA (2)m & fRussian
Diminutive of ALEKSANDR or ALEKSANDRA.
SANYImHungarian
Diminutive of SÁNDOR.
SAOULmBiblical Greek
Form of SAUL used in the Greek Old Testament.
SARALmIndian, Hindi
Means "straight" in Sanskrit.
SASHAm & fRussian, Ukrainian, English, French
Russian and Ukrainian diminutive of ALEKSANDR or ALEKSANDRA.
SASHIm & fIndian, Kannada
Variant transcription of SHASHI.
SASHOmMacedonian, Bulgarian
Macedonian and Bulgarian diminutive of ALEXANDER.
SATANmTheology, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Derived from Hebrew שָׂטָן (satan) meaning "adversary". This is the Hebrew name of the enemy of the Judeo-Christian god. In the New Testament he is also known by the title Devil (Diabolos in Greek).
SAULImFinnish
Finnish form of SAUL.
SAVAŞmTurkish
Means "war" in Turkish.
SAVIOmItalian
Means "clever, bright" in Italian.
SAVVAmRussian
Russian form of SABAS.
SAWYLmWelsh
Welsh form of SAMUEL.
SAXONmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from the name of the Germanic tribe the Saxons, ultimately deriving from the Germanic word sahs meaning "knife". This name can also be given in direct reference to the tribe.
SCOTTmEnglish, Scottish
From an English and Scottish surname which referred to a person from Scotland or a person who spoke Scottish Gaelic. It is derived from Latin Scoti meaning "Gaelic speaker", with the ultimate origin uncertain.
SEJADmBosnian
Bosnian form of SA'ID.
SEKARmTamil
Tamil form of SHEKHAR.
SELBYm & fEnglish (Rare)
From an English surname which was from a place name meaning "willow farm" in Old Norse.
SELIGmYiddish
Means "blessed, happy" in Yiddish.
SELİMmTurkish
Turkish form of SALIM. This was the name of three Ottoman sultans, including the father of Süleyman the Magnificent.
SEMENmUkrainian, Russian
Ukrainian form of SIMON (1), as well as a variant transcription of Russian SEMYON.
SEMİHmTurkish
Means "generous" in Turkish.
SEMİRmTurkish
Turkish form of SAMIR (1).
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