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RAmEgyptian 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. In later times his attributes were often merged with those of other deities, such as Amon, Atum and Horus.
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.
RAANANmHebrew
Means "fresh, invigorating" in Hebrew.
RABmScottish
Scottish short form of ROBERT.
RABABfArabic
Variant transcription of RUBAB.
RABANmAncient Germanic
From a Germanic byname derived from hraban meaning "raven".
RABBIEmScottish
Scottish diminutive of ROBERT.
RABI (1)mArabic
Means "springtime" in Arabic.
RABI (2)mBengali
Bengali variant of RAVI.
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.
RABINDRAmBengali
Bengali form of RAVINDRA.
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 and the mother of Joseph and Benjamin. She was the younger sister of Jacob's first wife Leah.... [more]
RACHELEfItalian
Italian form of RACHEL.
RACHELLEfEnglish
Variant of RACHEL influenced by the spelling of ROCHELLE.
RACHNAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of RACHANA.
RACŁAWmPolish
Short form of RADOSŁAW.
RA'DmArabic
Means "thunder" in Arabic. This is the name of the 13th chapter of the Qur'an (surah ar-Rad).
RADAfRussian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian
Derived from the Slavic element rad meaning "happy, willing".
RADANAfCzech, Slovene
Derived from the Slavic element rad meaning "happy, willing".
RADBOUDmDutch
Derived from the Germanic elements rad meaning "counsel" and bodo meaning "command, order".
RADCLIFFmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "red cliff" in Old English.
RADCLYFFEmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname, a variant of RADCLIFF.
RADEmSerbian, Croatian
Originally a diminutive of MILORAD and other Slavic names containing the element rad meaning "happy, willing".
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.
RADIMIRmRussian
Russian variant of RADOMIR.
RADKAfCzech, Bulgarian
Feminine form of RADKO.
RADKOmBulgarian, Czech
Diminutive of Slavic names beginning with the element rad "happy, willing".
RADMILAfSerbian, Croatian, Czech
Serbian, Croatian and Czech feminine form of RADOMIL.
RADMILOmSerbian
Serbian form of RADOMIL.
RADOBODmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of RADBOUD.
RADOMILmCzech, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements rad "happy, willing" and milu "gracious, dear".
RADOMIŁAfPolish (Rare)
Polish feminine form of RADOMIL.
RADOMILAfCzech
Feminine form of RADOMIL.
RADOMÍRmCzech
Czech form of RADOMIR.
RADOMIRmSerbian, Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element rad "happy, willing" combined with meru "great, famous" or miru "peace, world".
RADOMÍRAfCzech
Czech feminine form of RADOMIR.
RADOMIRAfSerbian
Feminine form of RADOMIR.
RADOŠmCzech
Short form of RADOSLAV, RADOMIR, and other names beginning with the Slavic element rad meaning "happy, willing".
RADOSŁAWmPolish
Derived from the Slavic elements rad "happy, willing" and slava "glory".
RADOSŁAWAfPolish
Feminine form of RADOSŁAW.
RADOVANmSlovak, Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element rad "happy, willing" combined with another element of unknown meaning.
RADUmRomanian
Old Romanian diminutive of Slavic names beginning with the element rad "happy, willing". This was the name of a 13th-century ruler of Wallachia.
RADULFmAncient Germanic
Germanic cognate of RÁÐÚLFR.
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).
RAEfEnglish
Short form of RACHEL. It can also be used as a feminine form of RAY.
RAEBURNmEnglish (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).
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.
RAFmDutch
Short form of RAFAËL.
RAFAmSpanish
Spanish short form of RAFAEL.
RAFA'ELmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of RAPHAEL. This name does not appear in any surviving Hebrew text of the Old Testament Apocrypha.
RAFAËLmDutch
Dutch form of RAPHAEL.
RAFAELAfSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese feminine form of RAPHAEL.
RAFAILmGreek, Russian
Greek and Russian form of RAPHAEL.
RAFAŁmPolish
Polish form of RAPHAEL.
RAFEmEnglish
Variant of RALPH. This form became common during the 17th century, reflecting the usual pronunciation.
RAFFAELmGerman
German variant of RAPHAEL.
RAFFAELAfGerman
German feminine form of RAPHAEL.
RAFFAELEmItalian
Italian form of RAPHAEL.
RAFFAELLAfItalian
Italian feminine form of RAPHAEL.
RAFFAELLOmItalian
Italian form of RAPHAEL.
RAFFERTYmEnglish
From an Irish surname which was an Anglicized form of Ó Rabhartaigh meaning "descendant of Rabhartach". The given name Rabhartach means "flood tide".
RAFINHAmPortuguese
Portuguese diminutive of RAFAEL.
RAFIQmArabic, Urdu
Means either "friend" or "gentle" in Arabic.
RAFIQAfArabic
Feminine form of RAFIQ.
RAGANHARmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of RAYNER.
RAGHNAIDfScottish
Scottish form of RAGNHILD.
RAGHNAILTfIrish
Irish form of RAGNHILD.
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.
RAGINALDmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of REYNOLD.
RAGINHARDmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of REYNARD.
RAGINMARmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of RAMIRO.
RAGINMUNDmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of RAYMOND.
RAGNAfIcelandic, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Ancient Scandinavian
Short form of Old Norse names beginning with the element regin "advice, counsel".
RAGNARmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian cognate of RAYNER.
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.
RAGNVALDmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Modern Scandinavian form of RAGNVALDR.
RAGNVALDRmAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse name composed of the elements regin "advice, counsel" and valdr "power, ruler" (making it a cognate of REYNOLD).
RAGUELmJudeo-Christian Legend
Means "friend of God" in Hebrew. The Book of Enoch names him as one of the seven archangels.
RAHABfBiblical
Means "spacious" in Hebrew. This was the name of a prostitute of Jericho who aided the Israelites in the Old Testament.
RAHARJOmIndonesian, Javanese
Means "plentiful, abundant" in Javanese.
RAHATm & fArabic
Means "rest, comfort" in Arabic.
RAHEEMmArabic
Variant transcription of RAHIM.
RÁHELfHungarian
Hungarian form of RACHEL.
RAHELfBiblical Latin
Biblical Latin form of RACHEL.
RAHELAfRomanian, Croatian, Serbian
Romanian, Croatian and Serbian form of RACHEL.
RAHIMmArabic
Means "kind, compassionate" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الرحيم (al-Rahim) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
RAHMANmArabic, Persian, Indonesian, Malay
Means "merciful" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الرحمان (al-Rahman) 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.
RAIBEARTmScottish
Scottish form of ROBERT.
RÁICHÉALfIrish
Irish form of RACHEL.
RAIDENmFar Eastern Mythology
Variant transcription of RAIJIN. This is the usual spelling of the god's name in English.
RAIJINmFar Eastern Mythology
From Japanese (rai) meaning "thunder" and (jin) meaning "god, spirit". This is the name of the god of thunder and storms in the mythology of Japan.
RAIMOmFinnish
Finnish form of RAYMOND.
RAIMONmCatalan
Catalan variant form of RAYMOND.
RAIMONDAfItalian
Italian feminine form of RAYMOND.
RAIMONDASmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of RAYMOND.
RAIMONDOmItalian
Italian form of RAYMOND.
RAIMONDSmLatvian
Latvian form of RAYMOND.
RAIMUNDEfGerman (Rare)
German feminine form of RAYMOND.
RAIMUNDOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of RAYMOND.
RAIN (1)f & mEnglish (Rare)
Simply from the English word rain, derived from Old English regn.
RAIN (2)mEstonian
Estonian short form of RAYNER and other Germanic names beginning with the element ragin "advice, counsel".
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.
RAINERIOmSpanish
Spanish form of RAYNER.
RAISmArabic
Means "leader, chief" in Arabic.
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).
RAJmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
Means "empire, royalty", from Sanskrit राज्य (rajya).
RAJA (1)fArabic
Means "hope" in Arabic.
RAJA (2)mUrdu, Tamil, Indian, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi, Marathi, Indonesian
Means "king, ruler", from Sanskrit राजन् (rajan).
RAJABmArabic
Means "respect" in Arabic. This is the name of the seventh month in the Islamic calendar.
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.
RAJEEVmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil, Nepali
Variant transcription og of RAJIV.
RAJENDERmIndian, Hindi
Variant transcription of RAJENDRA.
RAJENDRAmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Nepali
Means "lord of kings", derived from Sanskrit राज (raja) meaning "king" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA, used here to mean "lord". This was the name of two 11th-century rulers of the Chola empire in southern India.
RAJESHmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
Means "ruler of kings" from Sanskrit राज (raja) meaning "king" and ईश (isha) meaning "lord, ruler".
RAJIBmBengali
Bengali form of RAJIV.
RAJINDERm & fIndian (Sikh)
Variant of RAJENDRA used by Sikhs.
RAJIVmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil, Nepali
Means "striped" in Sanskrit. This is used to refer to the blue lotus in Hindu texts.
RAJIYAfArabic
Means "hopeful" in Arabic.
RAJKOmCroatian
Derived from Croatian raj meaning "paradise".
RAJKUMARIfIndian, Hindi
Means "princess" in Sanskrit.
RAJMUNDmPolish, Hungarian, Slovene
Polish, Hungarian and Slovene form of RAYMOND.
RAJNEESHmIndian, Hindi
Variant transcription of RAJNISH.
RAJNIfIndian, Hindi
Means "queen" in Sanskrit.
RAJNISHmIndian, Hindi
Means "lord of the night" from Sanskrit रजनि (rajani) meaning "night" and ईश (isha) meaning "lord, ruler". This is another name for the moon in Hindu texts.
RAJYAfArabic
Variant transcription of RAJIYA.
RAKELfNorwegian, Danish, Swedish, Icelandic
Scandinavian form of RACHEL.
RAKESHmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu
Means "lord of the full moon" from Sanskrit राका (raka) meaning "full moon" and ईश (isha) meaning "lord, ruler".
RAKHIfIndian, Hindi
From a word for a type of ritual wristband, ultimately from Sanskrit रक्षा (raksha).
RALEIGHmEnglish
From a surname which was from a place name meaning either "red clearing" or "roe deer clearing" in Old English.
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.
RALPHIEmEnglish
Diminutive of RALPH.
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.
RAM (1)mBiblical
Means "exalted" in Hebrew. This was a son of Hezron in the Old Testament.
RAMA (1)mHinduism, Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam
Means "pleasing, beautiful" 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.
RAMA (2)fHinduism
Means "wife" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the goddess Lakshmi.
RAMACHANDRAmHinduism, Indian, Kannada, Telugu
Derived from the name of the Hindu god RAMA (1) combined with Sanskrit चन्द्र (chandra) meaning "moon". This is another name of Rama.
RAMADANmArabic
From the name of the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is derived from Arabic رمض (ramad) meaning "parchedness, scorchedness". Muslims traditionally fast during this month.
RAMAKRISHNAmIndian, Telugu, Kannada
Combination of the names of the Hindu gods RAMA (1) and KRISHNA. This name was borne by the Hindu religious teacher Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa (1836-1886).
RAMAZmGeorgian
Possibly a Georgian form of RAMADAN.
RAMAZANmTurkish, Azerbaijani, Avar, Kazakh
Turkish, Azerbaijani, Avar and Kazakh form of RAMADAN.
RAMAZImGeorgian
Variant of RAMAZ.
RAMBERTmAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements hramn "raven" and beraht "bright".
RAMESESmAncient Egyptian (Hellenized)
From Egyptian Ra-msj-sw meaning "born of Ra", composed of the name of the supreme god RA combined with the Egyptian root mesu "be born". Rameses was the name of eleven Egyptian kings of the New Kingdom. The most important of these were Rameses II the Great who campaigned against the Hittites and also built several great monuments, and Rameses III who defended Egypt from the Libyans and Sea Peoples.
RAMESHAmHinduism
Means "husband of Lakshmi", derived from RAMA (2), a name of Lakshmi, combined with ईश (isha) meaning "ruler, husband". This is one of the names of the Hindu god Vishnu.
RAMESHVARAmHinduism
Means "lord of Rama", derived from the name of the Hindu god RAMA (1) combined with Sanskrit ईश्वर (ishvara) meaning "lord, god". This is another name for the Hindu god Shiva.
RAMESSUmAncient Egyptian
Reconstructed Egyptian form of RAMESES.
RAMIROmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Ramirus, a Latinized form of a Visigothic name derived from the Germanic elements ragin "advice" and mari "famous". Saint Ramirus was a 6th-century prior of the Saint Claudius Monastery in Leon. He and several others were executed by the Arian Visigoths, who opposed orthodox Christianity. This name was subsequently borne by kings of León, Asturias and Aragon.
RAMIRUSmAncient Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of Raginmar (see RAMIRO).
RAMLAfArabic
Variant transcription of RAMLAH.
RAMLAHfArabic
Means "sand" in Arabic. This was the name of one of the wives of Muhammad.
RAMÓNmSpanish
Spanish form of RAYMOND.
RAMONmCatalan
Catalan form of RAYMOND.
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.
RAMSEYmEnglish
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "wild-garlic island" in Old English.
RAMŪNASmLithuanian
Derived from Lithuanian ramus meaning "calm" combined with the patronymic suffix ūnas.
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".
RANA (2)mPunjabi, Urdu, Bengali
From the Sanskrit title राणा (rana) meaning "king".
RANALDmScottish
Scottish form of REYNOLD.
RANDAfArabic
Means "scented tree" in Arabic.
RANDALLmEnglish
From an English surname which was derived from the medieval given name RANDEL.
RANDELmMedieval English
Medieval diminutive of RANDOLF and other names beginning with the Germanic element rand meaning "rim (of a shield)".
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".
RANDOLFmEnglish
From the Germanic elements rand meaning "rim (of a shield)" and wulf meaning "wolf". The Normans brought this name to England, where there existed already an Old Norse cognate Randúlfr, which had been introduced by Scandinavian settlers. Randolf became rare after the Middle Ages, though it was revived in the 18th century (usually in the spelling Randolph).
RANDOLPHmEnglish
Variant of RANDOLF. This spelling was adopted in the 18th century.
RANDULFmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of RANDOLF.
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.
RANI (1)fIndian, Telugu, Hindi, Marathi
Means "queen" in Sanskrit.
RANI (2)fHebrew
Means "my joy" or "my song" in Hebrew.
RANIEROmItalian
Italian form of RAYNER.
RANIYAfArabic
Means "looking at", derived from Arabic رنا (rana) meaning "to gaze".
RANJEETmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
Variant transcription of RANJIT.
RANJITmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
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.
RANKAfCroatian
Feminine form of RANKO.
RANKOmSerbian, Croatian
Derived from the Slavic word ранъ (ranu) meaning "early".
RANSUmFinnish (Rare)
Finnish form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
RANULFmScottish
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.
RANYAfArabic
Variant transcription of RANIYA.
RAOULmFrench, Italian
French form of Radulf (see RALPH).
RAPHAËLmFrench
French form of RAPHAEL.
RAPHAELmGerman, English, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name רָפָאֵל (Rafa'el) which meant "God heals", from the roots רָפָא (rafa') meaning "to heal" and אֵל (el) meaning "God". In Hebrew tradition Raphael is the name of an archangel. He appears in the Book of Tobit, in which he disguises himself as a man named Azarias and accompanies Tobias on his journey to Media, aiding him along the way. In the end he cures Tobias's father Tobit of his blindness. He is not mentioned in the New Testament, though tradition identifies him with the angel troubling the water in John 5:4.... [more]
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.
RƏŞADmAzerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of RASHAD.
RASELmBengali
Bengali form of RASUL.
RASHAfArabic
Means "young gazelle" in Arabic.
RASHADmArabic, Azerbaijani
Means "good sense, good guidance" in Arabic.
RASHAUNmAfrican American (Rare)
Combination of the prefix Ra with the name SHAUN.
RASHAWNmAfrican American (Modern)
Combination of the prefix Ra with the name SHAWN.
RASHEDmArabic
Variant transcription of راشد (RASHID).
RASHEEDmArabic
Variant transcription of رشيد (RASHID).
RASHIDmArabic
Means "rightly guided" in Arabic. This transcription represents two different ways of spelling the name in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الرشيد (al-Rashid) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
RASHIDAfArabic
Feminine form of RASHID.
RASHMIf & mIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil
Means "ray of sunlight" or "rope" in Sanskrit.
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.
RASHNUmPersian Mythology
Ancient Avestan form of RASHN.
RASİMmTurkish, Azerbaijani
Turkish and Azerbaijani form of RASIM.
RASIMmArabic
Means "planner, architect" in Arabic.
RASIMAfArabic
Feminine form of RASIM.
RASMUSmDanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Estonian
Scandinavian, Finnish and Estonian form of ERASMUS.
RASULmArabic, Avar
Means "prophet, messenger" in Arabic.
RATHNAf & mTamil
Southern Indian variant of RATNA.
RATHNAITfIrish
Derived from Irish rath "grace, prosperity" combined with a diminutive suffix.
RÁÐÚLFRmAncient Scandinavian
Derived from the Norse elements ráð meaning "counsel" and úlfr meaning "wolf".
RATIfHinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "rest, pleasure" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the wife of the Hindu god of love Kama.
RATIMIRmCroatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements rati meaning "war, battle" and miru meaning "peace, world".
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.
RATNAMm & fIndian, Telugu
Southern Indian variant of RATNA.
RATOMIRmSerbian
Serbian form of RATIMIR.
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.
RAUFmArabic
Means "compassionate" in Arabic.
RAUHAfFinnish
Means "peace" in Finnish.
RAÚLmSpanish
Spanish form of RADULF.
RAULmPortuguese, Italian
Portuguese and Italian form of Radulf (see RALPH).
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.
RAVImHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Odia, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Nepali
Means "sun" in Sanskrit. Ravi is a Hindu god of the sun, sometimes equated with Surya. A famous bearer was the musician Ravi Shankar (1920-2012).
RAVIDm & fHebrew
Means "ornament, necklace" in Hebrew.
RAVILmTatar
Meaning unknown, possibly of Arabic origin.
RAVINDERm & fIndian (Sikh)
Variant of RAVINDRA used by Sikhs.
RAVINDRAmHinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada
Means "lord of the sun" from Sanskrit रवि (ravi) meaning "sun" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA, used here to mean "lord". This is another name for the Hindu god Surya.
RAWIYAfArabic
Means "storyteller", derived from Arabic روى (rawa) meaning "to relate".
RAWYAfArabic
Variant transcription of RAWIYA.
RAYmEnglish
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.
RAYANm & fArabic
Variant transcription of RAYYAN.
RAYHANAfArabic
Means "basil" in Arabic. This was the name of a wife of the Prophet Muhammad.
RAYKOmBulgarian
Bulgarian variant of RADKO.
RAYLENEfEnglish (Rare)
Combination of RAY and the popular name suffix lene.
RAYMONDmEnglish, French
From the Germanic name Raginmund, composed of the elements ragin "advice" and mund "protector". The Normans introduced this name to England in the form Reimund. It was borne by several medieval (mostly Spanish) saints, including Saint Raymond Nonnatus, the patron of midwives and expectant mothers, and Saint Raymond of Peñafort, the patron of canonists.
RAYMONDEfFrench
French feminine form of RAYMOND.
RAYMUNDOmSpanish, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Spanish and Portuguese 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).
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