Names Starting with R

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Diminutive of RUSUDAN.
RUSLANmRussian, Tatar, Bashkir, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Uzbek, Azerbaijani, Ossetian, Chechen, Ingush, Avar, Circassian
Form of YERUSLAN used by Aleksandr Pushkin in his poem 'Ruslan and Ludmila' (1820), which was loosely based on Russian and Tatar folktales of Yeruslan Lazarevich.
Feminine form of RUSLAN.
Short form of RUSSELL.
From a surname which meant "little red one" in French. A notable bearer of the surname was the agnostic British philosopher Bertrand Russell (1872-1970), who wrote on many subjects including logic, epistemology and mathematics. He was also a political activist for causes such as pacifism and women's rights.
Azerbaijani form of ROSTAM.
RUSTAMmKazakh, Uzbek, Tajik, Azerbaijani
Kazakh, Uzbek, Tajik and Azerbaijani form of ROSTAM.
Turkish form of ROSTAM.
From a nickname which was originally given to someone with a rusty, or reddish-brown, hair colour.
Possibly derived from Persian روز (ruz) meaning "day". This name was borne by a 13th-century ruling queen of Georgia.
Means "prophets, messengers" in Arabic.
Means "rue" in Lithuanian, the rue plant being a bitter medicinal herb which is a national symbol of Lithuania. This is also the Lithuanian form of RUTH (1).
Polish form of RUTH (1).
Portuguese form of RUTH (1).
RUTENDOf & mSouthern African, Shona
Means "faith" in Shona.
Dutch form of ROGER.
RUTH (1)fEnglish, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Spanish, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From a Hebrew name which was derived from the Hebrew word רְעוּת (re'ut) meaning "friend". This is the name of the central character in the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament. She was a Moabite woman who accompanied her mother-in-law Naomi back to Bethlehem after Ruth's husband died. There she met and married Boaz. She was an ancestor of King David.... [more]
RUTH (2)mLimburgish
Limburgish short form of RUTGER.
RUTHIfOld Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of RUTH (1).
Diminutive of RUTH (1).
Finnish form of REUBEN.
Dutch short form of RUDOLF.
Finnish form of RUTH (1).
Means "beauty" in Arabic.
Romanian form of ROXANA.
RUYmPortuguese, Spanish
Medieval Portuguese and Spanish short form of RODRIGO. It is another name of the 11th-century Spanish military commander Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, also known as El Cid.
Means "vision, sight" in Arabic.
RUŽAfCroatian, Serbian
Means "rose" in Croatian and Serbian. It is a cognate of ROSA (1).
Derived from Czech růže meaning "rose".
RUZHAfBulgarian, Macedonian
Means "hollyhock" in Bulgarian and Macedonian (referring to flowering plants from the genera Alcea and Althaea).
Diminutive of RUŽA.
RYANmIrish, English
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Riain meaning "descendant of Rían". The given name Rían probably means "little king" (from Irish "king" combined with a diminutive suffix).
RYANAfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine variant of RYAN.
RYANNfEnglish (Modern)
Feminine variant of RYAN.
RYANNEfEnglish (Rare)
Feminine variant of RYAN.
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.
RYLEEfEnglish (Modern)
Feminine variant of RILEY.
RYLEIGHfEnglish (Modern)
Feminine variant of RILEY.
RYLIEfEnglish (Modern)
Feminine variant of RILEY.
Variant transcription of RYOU.
Variant transcription of RYOUICHI.
Variant transcription of RYOUTA.
From Japanese (ryou) meaning "cool, refreshing", (ryou) meaning "distant" or (ryou) meaning "reality", as well as other kanji which have the same pronunciation.
From Japanese (ryou) meaning "good" or (ryou) meaning "clear" combined with (ichi) meaning "one". Other kanji combinations are possible.
From Japanese (ryou) meaning "cool, refreshing", (ryou) meaning "clear" or (ryou) meaning "good" combined with (ta) meaning "thick, big". This name can also be formed of other kanji combinations.
Polish form of RICHARD.
From Japanese 竜, 龍 (ryuu) meaning "dragon", as well as other kanji with the same pronunciation.
From Japanese 竜, 龍 (ryuu) meaning "dragon" or (ryuu) meaning "noble, prosperous" combined with (no), a possessive marker, and (suke) meaning "forerunner, herald". Other kanji combinations are also possible.