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RA m Egyptian Mythology
Possibly means "sun" in Egyptian. Ra was an important Egyptian sun god originally worshipped in Heliopolis in Lower Egypt. He was usually depicted as a man with the head of a falcon crowned with a solar disc... [more]
RADCLIFF m English (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "red cliff" in Old English.
RADU m Romanian
Old Romanian diminutive of Slavic names beginning with the element rad
"happy, willing". This was the name of a 13th-century ruler of Wallachia.
RADÚZ m Czech
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).
RAEBURN m English (Rare)
From a surname which was originally derived from a Scottish place name meaning "stream where does drink" in Middle English. A famous bearer of the surname was Scottish portrait painter Sir Henry Raeburn (1756-1823).
RAFE m English
Variant of RALPH
. This form became common during the 17th century, reflecting the usual pronunciation.
RAFFERTY m English
From an Irish surname which was an Anglicized form of Ó Rabhartaigh
meaning "descendant of Rabhartach". The given name Rabhartach
means "flood tide".
RAFIQ m Arabic
Means either "friend" or "gentle" in Arabic.
RAGHU m Indian, Hinduism
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.
RAHIM m Arabic
Means "kind, compassionate" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الرحيم (al-Rahim)
is one of the 99 names of Allah.
RAHMİ m Turkish
Means "merciful" in Turkish, ultimatey from Arabic.
RAHUL m Indian
Means "able, efficient" in Sanskrit. This was the name of a son of Gautama Buddha.
RAINE f & m English (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... [more]
RAJ m Indian
Means "king" or "prince" in Sanskrit.
RAJAB m Arabic
Means "respect" in Arabic. This is the name of the seventh month in the Islamic calendar.
RAJENDRA m Indian
Means "lord of kings", derived from Sanskrit राज (raja)
"king" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA
, used here to mean "lord".
RAJESH m Indian
Means "ruler of kings" from Sanskrit ऋज (riaja)
"king" and ईश (isha)
RAJIV m Indian
Means "striped" in Sanskrit. This is used to refer to the blue lotus in Hindu texts.
RAJNISH m Indian
Means "lord of the night" from Sanskrit रजनि (rajani)
"night" and ईश (isha)
RAKESH m Indian
Means "lord of the full-moon day" from Sanskrit राका (raka)
"full-moon day" and ईश (isha)
RALEIGH m English
From a surname which was from a place name meaning either "red clearing" or "roe deer clearing" in Old English.
RALPH m English, 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... [more]
RAM (1) m Biblical
Means "exalted" in Hebrew. This was a son of Hezron in the Old Testament.
RAMA m Indian, Hinduism
Means "pleasing" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this is the name of an incarnation of the god Vishnu
. He is the hero of the 'Ramayana', a Hindu epic, which tells of the abduction of his wife Sita
by the demon king Ravana, and his efforts to recapture her... [more]
RAMADAN m Arabic
From the name of the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is derived from Arabic رمض (ramad)
meaning "parchedness, scorchedness"... [more]
RAMAKRISHNA m Indian
Combination of the names of the Hindu gods RAMA
. This name was borne by the Hindu religious teacher Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa (1836-1886).
RAMSEY m English
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "wild-garlic island" in Old English.
RANJIT m Indian
Means "coloured, pleased, delighted" in Sanskrit. A famous bearer was Ranjit Singh (1780-1839), the founder of a Sikh kingdom that covered most of the Punjab and Kashmir.
RANULF m Scottish
Scottish form of the Old Norse name Randúlfr
, a cognate of RANDOLF
. Scandinavian settlers and invaders introduced this name to Scotland in the Middle Ages.
RASHID m Arabic
Means "rightly guided" in Arabic. This transcription represents two different Arabic names. In Islamic tradition الرشيد (al-Rashid)
is one of the 99 names of Allah.
RASHN m Persian 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.
RAVEN f & m English
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
RAVID m & f Hebrew
Means "ornament, necklace" in Hebrew.
RAVINDRA m Indian
Means "lord of the sun" from Sanskrit रवि (ravi)
"sun" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA
, used here to mean "lord".
RAY m English
Short form of RAYMOND
, often used as an independent name. It coincides with an English word meaning "beam of light". Science-fiction author Ray Bradbury (1920-2012) and musician Ray Charles (1930-2004) are two notable bearers of the name.
RAYYAN m & f Arabic
Means "watered, luxuriant" in Arabic. According to Islamic tradition this is the name of one of the gates of paradise.
RĂZVAN m Romanian
Meaning unknown, possibly related to the name RADOVAN
. Alternatively it may have been brought to Romania from India by Gypsies, and may mean something like "bringer of good news".
RED m English
From the English word, ultimately derived from Old English read
. It was originally a nickname given to a person with red hair or a ruddy complexion.
REED m English
From an English surname which comes from multiple sources, including Old English read
meaning "red" (originally a nickname given to a person with red hair or a ruddy complexion) and Old English ried
meaning "clearing" (given to a person who lived in a clearing in the woods).
RÉGIS m French
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.
REGULUS m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen meaning "prince, little king", a diminutive of Latin rex
"king". This was the cognomen of several 3rd-century BC consuls from the gens Atilia... [more]
REIDAR m Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Hreiðarr
which was derived from the elements hreiðr
"nest, home" and arr
REILLY m & f English (Modern)
From an Irish surname which was derived from the given name Raghailleach
, meaning unknown.
REMAO m Limburgish
Limburgish form of RAYMOND
. Its spelling has been influenced by the French pronunciation of Raymond.
RÉMY m French
French form of the Latin name Remigius
, which was derived from Latin remigis
"oarsman". Saint Rémy was a 5th-century bishop who converted and baptized Clovis, king of the Franks.
REN m & f Japanese
From Japanese 蓮 (ren)
meaning "lotus", 恋 (ren)
meaning "love", or other kanji which are pronounced the same way.
RENARD m French (Rare)
French form of REYNARD
. Because of the medieval character Reynard the Fox, renard
became a French word meaning "fox".
RENAUD m French
French form of REYNOLD
. This name was used in medieval French literature for the hero Renaud de Montauban, a young man who flees with his three brothers from the court of Charlemagne
after killing the king's nephew... [more]
RETO m German (Swiss)
Means "of Rhaetia". Rhaetia is a region in eastern Switzerland that got its name from the Rhaeti, a Celtic tribe who originally inhabited the area.
REUEL m Biblical
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.
REVAZ m Georgian
Possibly of Persian origin meaning "wealthy, successful".
REX m English
From Latin rex
"king". It has been used as a given name since the 19th century.
REYES f & m Spanish
Means "kings" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary
, La Virgen de los Reyes
, meaning "The Virgin of the Kings"... [more]
RHETT m English
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).
RHODRI m Welsh
Derived from the Welsh elements rhod
"wheel" and rhi
"king". This name was borne by a 9th-century Welsh king.
RHYS m Welsh
Means "enthusiasm" in Welsh. Several Welsh rulers have borne this name.
RIAD m Arabic
Means "meadows, gardens", from the plural of Arabic روضة (rawdah)
RIAGÁN m Irish
Possibly derived from ríodhgach
RIDHA m Arabic
Means "satisfaction, contentment" in Arabic. This name was borne by Ali Musi al-Ridha, a 9th-century Shia imam.
RIDLEY m English (Rare) Next Page >
From a surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "reed clearing" or "cleared wood" in Old English.