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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]
RAABI'A f Arabic
Means "fourth" in Arabic. This name was borne by an 8th-century Sufi mystic from Basra in Iraq.
RABAB f Arabic
From the Arabic word rababah
, a musical instrument. This was the name of the wife of Muhammad
's grandson Husayn
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.
RAHAB f Biblical
Means "spacious" in Hebrew. This was the name of a prostitute of Jericho who aided the Israelites in the Old Testament.
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.
RAINBOW f English (Rare)
From the English word for the arc of multicoloured light that can appear in a misty sky.
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]
RALUCA f Romanian
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) 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).
RAMONA f Spanish, 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.
RAMSEY m English
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "wild-garlic island" in Old English.
RAN f Japanese
From Japanese 蘭 (ran)
meaning "orchid" or other kanji pronounced in the same way.
RANA f Arabic
Means "an eye-catching object" from Arabic رنا (rana)
RANIYA f Arabic
Means "looking at", derived from Arabic رنا (rana)
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.
RASHMI f Indian
Means "ray of sunlight" or "rope" in Sanskrit.
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.
RATHNAIT f Irish
Derived from Irish rath
"grace, prosperity" combined with a diminutive suffix.
RATI f Indian, Hinduism
Means "rest, pleasure" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the wife of the Hindu god of love Kama
RATREE f Thai
From the name of a variety of jasmine flower, the night jasmine, ultimately from a poetic word meaning "night".
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".
RAWIYA f Arabic
Means "storyteller", derived from Arabic روى (rawa)
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 Next Page >
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".