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RAYNERmEnglish (Archaic)
From the Germanic name Raganhar, composed of the elements ragin "advice" and hari "army". The Normans brought this name to England where it came into general use, though it was rare by the end of the Middle Ages.
RAYNOmBulgarian
Bulgarian variant of RADKO.
RAYYANm & fArabic
Means "watered, luxuriant" in Arabic. According to Islamic tradition this is the name of one of the gates of paradise.
RAZm & fHebrew
Means "secret" in Hebrew.
RAZAmArabic
Variant transcription of RIDHA.
RAZIELAfHebrew
Means "my secret is God" in Hebrew.
RĂZVANmRomanian
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".
REmEgyptian Mythology
Variant spelling of RA.
READmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was a variant of REED.
REAGANf & mEnglish (Modern), Irish
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Ríagáin meaning "descendant of RIAGÁN". This surname was borne by American president Ronald Reagan (1911-2004).
RÉAMANNmIrish
Irish form of RAYMOND.
REARDENmIrish
Anglicized form of RÓRDÁN.
REBAfEnglish
Short form of REBECCA.
REBECAfSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of REBECCA.
RÉBECCAfFrench
French form of REBECCA.
REBECCAfEnglish, Italian, Swedish, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name רִבְקָה (Rivqah) from an unattested root probably meaning "join, tie, snare". This is the name of the wife of Isaac and the mother of Esau and Jacob in the Old Testament. It came into use as a Christian name after the Protestant Reformation, and it was popular with the Puritans in the 17th century.
REBECKAfSwedish
Swedish variant of REBECCA.
REBEKAfHungarian
Hungarian form of REBECCA.
REBEKAHfBiblical, English
Form of REBECCA used in some versions of the Bible.
REBEKKAfGerman, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Faroese, Finnish, Biblical Greek
Cognate of REBECCA. It is also the form used in the Greek Old Testament.
RECEPmTurkish
Turkish form of RAJAB.
REDmEnglish
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.
REDMONDmIrish
Anglicized form of RÉAMANN.
REDMUNDmIrish
Anglicized form of RÉAMANN.
REECEmWelsh
Anglicized form of RHYS.
REEDmEnglish
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).
REEMfArabic
Variant transcription of RIM.
REENAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of RINA (3).
REENIEfEnglish (Rare)
Either a variant of RENÉE or a diminutive of names ending in reen.
REESmWelsh
Anglicized form of RHYS.
REESEmWelsh
Anglicized form of RHYS.
REETAfFinnish
Finnish short form of MARGARET.
REETTAfFinnish
Finnish short form of MARGARET.
REFİKmTurkish
Turkish form of RAFIQ.
REFILWEm & fSouthern African, Tswana
Means "we were given" in Tswana.
REGmEnglish
Short form of REGINALD.
REGANfEnglish
Meaning unknown, probably of Celtic origin. Shakespeare took the name from earlier British legends and used it in his tragedy 'King Lear' (1606) for a treacherous daughter of the king. In the modern era it has appeared in the horror movie 'The Exorcist' (1973) belonging to a girl possessed by the devil. This name can also be used as a variant of REAGAN.
REGANAfEnglish (Rare)
Elaboration of REGAN, influenced by REGINA.
REGENAfEnglish
Variant of REGINA.
REGGIEmEnglish
Diminutive of REGINALD.
REGINmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of REIN.
REGINAfEnglish, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Lithuanian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Late Roman
Means "queen" in Latin (or Italian). It was in use as a Christian name from early times, and was borne by a 2nd-century saint. In England it was used during the Middle Ages in honour of the Virgin Mary, and it was later revived in the 19th century. A city in Canada bears this name, in honour of Queen Victoria.
REGINALDmEnglish
From Reginaldus, a Latinized form of REYNOLD.
RÉGINEfFrench
French form of REGINA.
REGINEfGerman, Norwegian
German and Norwegian form of REGINA.
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.
REGULAfGerman (Swiss), Late Roman
Means "rule" in Latin. This was the name of a 3rd-century Swiss martyr, the patron saint of Zurich.
RÉGULOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of REGULUS.
REGULUSmAncient 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. It was also the name of several early saints. A star in the constellation Leo bears this name as well.
REHOBOAMmBiblical
From the Hebrew name רֵחַבְעָם (Rechav'am) meaning "he enlarges the people". In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Solomon. He succeeded his father as king of Israel, but his subjects eventually revolted because of high taxes. This resulted in the division of the kingdom into Israel and Judah, with Rehoboam ruling Judah.
ŘEHOŘmCzech
Czech form of GREGORY.
REIfJapanese
From Japanese (rei) meaning "bell", (rei) meaning "beautiful, lovely" or (rei) meaning "the tinkling of jade". This name can also be formed by other kanji with the same pronunciation.
REIDmEnglish
From a surname, a Scots variant of REED.
REIDARmNorwegian
From the Old Norse name Hreiðarr which was derived from the elements hreiðr "nest, home" and arr "warrior".
REIDUNfNorwegian
From the Old Norse name Hreiðunn which was derived from the elements hreiðr "nest, home" and unnr "to wave, to billow".
REIJOmFinnish
Finnish form of GREGORY.
REILLYm & fEnglish (Modern)
From an Irish surname which was derived from the given name Raghailleach, meaning unknown.
REIMAmFinnish
Finnish form of RAYMOND.
REIMUNDmGerman
German form of RAYMOND.
REINmGerman, Frisian, Dutch
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element ragin "advice, counsel".
REINA (1)fSpanish
Means "queen" in Spanish.
REINA (2)fYiddish
Derived from Yiddish רֵײן (rein) meaning "clean, pure". It is sometimes used as a Yiddish form of KATHERINE.
REINA (3)fJapanese
From Japanese (rei) meaning "wise" and (na), a phonetic character. This name can also be formed by other combinations of kanji.
REINALDmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of REYNOLD.
REINALDOmPortuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of REYNOLD.
REINEfFrench
Means "queen" in French.
REINHILDfGerman
From a Germanic name which was composed of the elements ragin "advice" and hild "battle".
REINIERmDutch
Dutch form of RAYNER.
REINOmFinnish
Finnish form of REYNOLD.
REINOUDmDutch
Dutch cognate of REYNOLD.
REINOUTmDutch
Dutch cognate of REYNOLD.
REİSmTurkish
Turkish form of RAIS.
RÉKAfHungarian
Hungarian form of KREKA.
REKOmFinnish
Finnish form of GREGORY.
REMAOmLimburgish
Limburgish form of RAYMOND. Its spelling has been influenced by the French pronunciation of Raymond.
REMBRANDTmDutch
From a Germanic name which was composed of the elements ragin "advice" and brand "sword". This name belonged to the 17th-century Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn.
REMEDIOSfSpanish
Means "remedies" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora de los Remedios, meaning "Our Lady of the Remedies".
REMEIfCatalan
Means "remedy" in Catalan, a Catalan equivalent of REMEDIOS.
RÉMImFrench
Variant of RÉMY.
REMIELmJudeo-Christian Legend
Possibly means "God exalts" in Hebrew. The Book of Enoch names him as one of the seven archangels. He is also named Jeremiel.
REMIGIOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Remigius (see RÉMY).
REMIGIUSmLate Roman
Latin form of RÉMY.
REMIGIUSZmPolish
Polish form of Remigius (see RÉMY).
REMOmItalian
Italian form of REMUS.
REMUSmRoman Mythology, Romanian
Meaning unknown. In Roman legend Romulus and Remus were the founders of Rome. Remus was later slain by Romulus.
RÉMYmFrench
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.
RENm & fJapanese
From Japanese (ren) meaning "lotus", (ren) meaning "love", or other kanji which are pronounced the same way.
RENAfEnglish
Latinate feminine form of RENÉ.
RENAEfEnglish
English variant of RENÉE.
RENARDmFrench (Rare)
French form of REYNARD. Because of the medieval character Reynard the Fox, renard became a French word meaning "fox".
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".
RENÁTAfHungarian, Czech, Slovak
Hungarian, Czech and Slovak feminine form of RENATUS.
RENATEfGerman, Dutch, Norwegian
German, Dutch and Norwegian feminine form of RENATUS.
RENATOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese, Croatian
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of RENATUS.
RENATUSmLate Roman
Late Latin name meaning "born again".
RENAUDmFrench
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. Charlemagne pardons the brothers on the condition that they enter the Crusades.
RENEm & fEnglish
English form of RENÉ or RENÉE.
RENÉmFrench, German, Spanish, Slovak, Czech
French form of RENATUS. A famous bearer was the French mathematician and rationalist philosopher René Descartes (1596-1650).
RENÉEfFrench, Dutch
French feminine form of RENÉ.
RENEEfEnglish
English form of RENÉE.
RENEERmLimburgish
Limburgish form of RAYNER.
RENIAfPolish
Polish diminutive of RENATA.
RENIEfEnglish (Rare)
Possibly a diminutive of RENEE.
RENITAfEnglish
Probably a feminine form of RENATUS. It came into use during the 1950s.
RENSmDutch
Short form of LAURENS or EMERENS.
RENZAfItalian
Short form of LORENZA.
RESHMIfIndian, Hindi, Bengali
Means "silk", from Hindi रेशम (Resham) and Bengali রেশম (Resham), ultimately of Persian origin.
REŞİDEfTurkish
Turkish feminine form of RASHID.
REŞİTmTurkish
Turkish form of RASHID.
RETOmGerman (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.
REUBENmBiblical, Hebrew, English
Means "behold, a son" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is the eldest son of Jacob and Leah and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. Reuben was cursed by his father because he slept with Jacob's concubine Bilhah. It has been used as a Christian name in Britain since the Protestant Reformation.
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.
REUTfHebrew
Means "friend" in Hebrew, making it a variant of the Biblical name Ruth.
REVAfHinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "one that moves" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Rati.
REVAZmGeorgian
Possibly of Persian origin meaning "wealthy, successful".
REVAZImGeorgian
Variant of REVAZ.
REXmEnglish
From Latin rex "king". It has been used as a given name since the 19th century.
REXANNEfEnglish (Rare)
Variant of ROXANE influenced by REX.
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.
REYHANfTurkish, Uyghur
Turkish and Uyghur form of RAYHANA.
REYHANGULfUyghur
Uyghur elaboration of REYHAN using the suffix گۇل (gul) meaning "flower, rose".
REYNALDOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of REYNOLD.
REYNARDmEnglish (Rare)
From the Germanic name Raginhard, composed of the elements ragin "advice" and hard "brave, hardy". The Normans brought it to England in the form Reinard, though it never became very common there. In medieval fables the name was borne by the sly hero Reynard the Fox (with the result that renard has become a French word meaning "fox").
REYNAUDmFrench
French variant form of REYNOLD.
REYNOLDmEnglish
From the Germanic name Raginald, composed of the elements ragin "advice" and wald "rule". The Normans (who used forms like Reinald or Reinold) brought the name to Britain, where it reinforced rare Old English and Norse cognates already in existence. It was common during the Middle Ages, but became more rare after the 15th century.
REZAmPersian
Persian form of RIDHA.
REZIKOmGeorgian
Diminutive of REVAZ.
RHEAfGreek Mythology (Latinized), Roman Mythology
Latinized form of Greek ‘Ρεια (Rheia), meaning unknown, perhaps related to ‘ρεω (rheo) "to flow" or ερα (era) "ground". In Greek mythology Rhea was a Titan, the wife of Cronus, and the mother of Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Hera, Demeter and Hestia. Also, in Roman mythology a woman named Rhea Silvia was the mother of Romulus and Remus, the legendary founders of Rome.
RHEIAfGreek Mythology
Greek form of RHEA.
RHEINALLTmWelsh
Welsh form of REYNOLD.
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).
RHETTAfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine form of RHETT.
RHIANfWelsh
Derived from Welsh rhiain meaning "maiden".
RHIANNAfEnglish (Modern)
Probably a variant of RHIANNON.
RHIANNONfWelsh, English, Welsh Mythology
Probably derived from the old Celtic name Rigantona meaning "great queen". It is speculated that this was the name of an otherwise unattested Celtic goddess of fertility and the moon. The name Rhiannon appears later in Welsh legend in the Mabinogion, borne by the wife of Pwyll and the mother of Pryderi.... [more]
RHIANUfWelsh
Variant of RHIAN.
RHISIARTmWelsh
Welsh form of RICHARD.
RHODAfBiblical, English
Derived from Greek ‘ροδον (rhodon) meaning "rose". In the New Testament this name was borne by a maid in the house of Mary the mother of John Mark. As an English given name, Rhoda came into use in the 17th century.
RHODRImWelsh
Derived from the Welsh elements rhod "wheel" and rhi "king". This name was borne by a 9th-century Welsh king.
RHONAfScottish
Possibly derived from the name of the Hebridean island Rona, which means "rough island" in Gaelic.
RHONDAfEnglish
Probably intended to mean "good spear" from Welsh rhon "spear" and da "good", but possibly influenced by the name of the Rhondda Valley in South Wales, which means "noisy". It has been in use only since the 20th century. Its use may have been partially inspired by Margaret Mackworth, Viscountess Rhondda (1883-1956), a British feminist.
RHONWENfWelsh
Means either "fair spear" or "fair hair" in Welsh. The first element is either rhon "spear" or rhawn "(coarse) hair", and the second element is gwen "fair, white, blessed".
RHOSYNfWelsh (Rare)
Means "rose" in Welsh. This is a modern Welsh name.
RHYDDERCHmWelsh
Means "reddish brown" in Welsh. It is sometimes used as a Welsh form of RODERICK.
RHYSmWelsh
Means "enthusiasm" in Welsh. Several Welsh rulers have borne this name.
RIAfGerman, Dutch
Short form of MARIA.
RIADmArabic
Means "meadows, gardens", from the plural of Arabic روضة (rawdah).
RIAGÁNmIrish
Possibly derived from ríodhgach meaning "impulsive".
RÍANmIrish
Irish name (see RYAN).
RIANmEnglish
Variant of RYAN.
RIAZmArabic
Variant transcription of RIAD.
RICAfEnglish (Rare)
Short form of FREDERICA and other names ending in rica.
RICARDmCatalan
Catalan form of RICHARD.
RICARDAfSpanish, German
Spanish and German feminine form of RICHARD.
RIČARDASmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of RICHARD.
RICARDOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of RICHARD.
RIČARDSmLatvian
Latvian form of RICHARD.
RICCARDAfItalian
Italian feminine form of RICHARD.
RICCARDOmItalian
Italian form of RICHARD.
RICHmEnglish
Short form of RICHARD.
RICHAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Bengali
Means "praise, verse, sacred text" in Sanskrit.
RICHÁRDmHungarian
Hungarian form of RICHARD.
RICHARDmEnglish, French, German, Czech, Slovak, Dutch, Ancient Germanic
Means "brave power", derived from the Germanic elements ric "power, rule" and hard "brave, hardy". The Normans introduced this name to Britain, and it has been very common there since that time. It was borne by three kings of England including Richard I the Lionheart, one of the leaders of the Third Crusade in the 12th century.... [more]
RICHELLEfEnglish
Feminine form of RICHARD using the popular suffix elle, probably influenced by the sound of MICHELLE.
RICHIEmEnglish
Diminutive of RICHARD.
RICHMALfEnglish (Rare)
Meaning uncertain, possibly a combination of RICHARD and MARY. This name has been used since at least the late 18th century, mainly confined to the town of Bury in Lancashire.
RICKmEnglish
Short form of RICHARD or names ending in rick.
RICKEYmEnglish
Diminutive of RICHARD.
RICKIm & fEnglish
Masculine and feminine diminutive of RICHARD.
RICKIEmEnglish
Diminutive of RICHARD.
RICKYmEnglish
Diminutive of RICHARD.
RICO (1)mSpanish
Short form of RICARDO.
RICO (2)mItalian
Short form of ENRICO.
RIDAmArabic
Variant transcription of RIDHA.
RIDHAmArabic
Means "satisfaction, contentment" in Arabic. This name was borne by Ali Musi al-Ridha, a 9th-century Shia imam.
RIDLEYmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "reed clearing" or "cleared wood" in Old English.
RIDVANmTurkish
Turkish form of RIDWAN.
RIDWANmArabic
Means "satisfaction" in Arabic.
RIDWANAfArabic
Feminine form of RIZWAN.
RIEN (1)mDutch
Dutch cognate of REIN.
RIEN (2)mDutch
Dutch short form of MARINUS.
RIFATmTurkish
Turkish form of RIFAT.
RIFATmArabic
Means "high rank" in Arabic.
RIFKAfYiddish
Yiddish form of RIVKA.
RIGANTONAfCeltic Mythology
Reconstructed old Celtic form of RHIANNON.
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.
RIHANNAfArabic
Variant transcription of RAYHANA.
RIHARDmSlovene
Slovene form of RICHARD.
RIHARDSmLatvian
Latvian form of RICHARD.
RIIKAfFinnish
Variant of RIIKKA.
RIIKKAfFinnish
Finnish short form of FREDRIKA, HENRIIKKA and other names ending in rika.
RIITTAfFinnish
Finnish short form of PIRITTA.
RIKmDutch
Short form of HENDRIK, FREDERIK, and other names containing rik.
RIKAfSwedish, Dutch
Short form of FREDRIKA, HENRIKA, and other names ending in rika.
RIKARDmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of RICHARD.
RIKEfGerman
German short form of FRIEDERIKE, HENRIKE, and other names ending in rike.
RIKHARDmFinnish
Finnish form of RICHARD.
RIKKEfDanish
Danish short form of FREDERIKKE.
RIKKIfEnglish (Modern)
Feminine form of RICKY.
RIKOfJapanese
From Japanese (ri) meaning "white jasmine" or (ri) meaning "reason, logic" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
RIKU (1)mFinnish
Finnish short form of RICHARD.
RIKU (2)mJapanese
From Japanese (riku) meaning "land" or different kanji which are pronounced the same way.
RIKUTOmJapanese
From Japanese (riku) meaning "land" combined with (to), which refers to a Chinese constellation, or (to) meaning "person", as well as other combinations of kanji which have the same pronunciations.
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.
RILLAfEnglish
Meaning unknown, perhaps a short form of names ending in rilla.
RIMfArabic
Means "white antelope" in Arabic.
RINf & mJapanese
From Japanese (rin) meaning "dignified, severe, cold" or other kanji which are pronounced the same way.
RINA (1)fItalian, Dutch
Short form of CATERINA or CATHARINA as well as other names ending in rina.
RINA (2)fHebrew
Means "joy" in Hebrew.
RINA (3)fIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Possibly from Sanskrit रीण (rina) meaning "melted".
RINA (4)fJapanese
From Japanese (ri) meaning "white jasmine" or (ri) meaning "village" combined with (na), a phonetic character, or (na) meaning "vegetables, greens". Other kanji combinations are possible.
RINALDOmItalian
Italian form of REYNOLD. This is the Italian name of the hero Renaud, a character in several Renaissance epics.
RINAT (1)mTatar, Bashkir
Tatar and Bashkir form of RENAT.
RINIm & fDutch
Diminutive of MARINUS, MARINA or CATHARINA.
RINOmItalian
Short form of names ending in rino.
RINUSmDutch
Short form of MARINUS.
RINYm & fDutch
Diminutive of MARINUS, MARINA or CATHARINA.
RIO (1)mVarious
Means "river" in Spanish or Portuguese. A city in Brazil bears this name. Its full name is Rio de Janeiro, which means "river of January", so named because the first explorers came to the harbour in January and mistakenly thought it was a river mouth.
RIO (2)fJapanese
From Japanese (ri) meaning "white jasmine" or (ri) meaning "village" combined with (o) meaning "center", (o) meaning "thread" or (o) meaning "cherry blossom". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
RÍOGHNACHfIrish Mythology
Derived from Irish ríoghan meaning "queen". In Irish legend this was a wife of the Irish king Niall.
RÍOGHNÁNmIrish
From Irish "king" combined with a diminutive suffix.
RÍONAfIrish
Either a variant of RÍOGHNACH or a short form of CATRIONA.
RIORDANmIrish
Anglicized form of RÓRDÁN.
RIPLEYmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which originally came from a place name that meant "strip clearing" in Old English.
RISHImIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Nepali
Means "sage, poet" in Sanskrit, perhaps ultimately deriving from a root meaning "to see".
RIŠKOmSlovak
Diminutive of RICHARD.
RIŠOmSlovak
Diminutive of RICHARD.
RISTEÁRDmIrish
Irish form of RICHARD.
RISTOmFinnish, Macedonian
Finnish and Macedonian short form of CHRISTOPHER.
RITAfItalian, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Hungarian, Spanish, Portuguese
Short form of MARGHERITA and other names ending in rita. A famous bearer was American actress Rita Hayworth (1918-1987).
RITIKAfIndian, Hindi
Means either "movement, stream" or "brass" in Sanskrit.
RITUfIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "season, period" in Sanskrit.
RITVAfFinnish
Means "birch branch" in Finnish.
RIVAfHebrew
Diminutive of RIVKA.
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".
RIVKAfHebrew
Hebrew form of REBECCA.
RIVQAHfBiblical Hebrew
Ancient Hebrew form of REBECCA.
RIYAfIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
Means "singer" in Sanskrit.
RIZAmTurkish
Turkish form of RIDHA.
RIZVANmTurkish
Turkish form of RIDWAN.
RIZWANmUrdu, Arabic
Urdu form and variant Arabic transcription of RIDWAN.
RIZWANAfUrdu, Arabic
Urdu form and variant Arabic transcription of RIDWANA.
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).
ROANmFrisian
Variant of RONNE.
ROARmNorwegian
Newer Scandinavian form of HRÓARR.
ROBmEnglish, Dutch
Short form of ROBERT.
ROBBEmDutch
Diminutive of ROBRECHT.
ROBBIEm & fEnglish
Diminutive of ROBERT or ROBERTA.
ROBBYmEnglish
Diminutive of ROBERT.
ROBENAfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine variant of ROBIN.
RÓBERTmHungarian, Slovak, Icelandic
Hungarian and Icelandic form of ROBERT.
ROBERTmEnglish, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Czech, Polish, Russian, Slovene, Croatian, Romanian, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Hrodebert meaning "bright fame", derived from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and beraht "bright". The Normans introduced this name to Britain, where it replaced the Old English cognate Hreodbeorht. It has been a very common English name since that time.... [more]
ROBERTAfEnglish, Italian, Spanish
Feminine form of ROBERT.
ROBERTASmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of ROBERT.
ROBERTEfFrench
French feminine form of ROBERT.
ROBERTINAfItalian, Spanish
Feminine diminutive of ROBERTO.
ROBERTOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of ROBERT. Saint Roberto Bellarmine was a 16th-century cardinal who is regarded as a Doctor of the Church. Another famous bearer was Roberto de Nobili, a Jesuit missionary to India in the 17th century.
ROBERTSmLatvian
Latvian form of ROBERT.
ROBImHungarian
Diminutive of RÓBERT.
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.
ROBINAfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine form of ROBIN. It originated in Scotland in the 17th century.
ROBRECHTmDutch
Dutch form of ROBERT.
ROBYNfEnglish
Feminine variant of ROBIN.
ROBYNNEfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine variant of ROBIN.
ROCmCatalan
Catalan form of ROCCO.
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.
ROCHmFrench, Polish
French and Polish form of ROCCO.
ROCHELLEfEnglish
From the name of the French city La Rochelle, meaning "little rock". It first became commonly used as a given name in America in the 1930s, probably due to the fame of actress Rochelle Hudson (1914-1972) and because of the similarity to the name Rachel.
ROCHUSmGerman (Rare), Dutch (Rare), Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of ROCCO, used in occasionally German and Dutch.
ROCÍOfSpanish
Means "dew" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary María del Rocío meaning "Mary of the Dew".
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