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QUIRINO   m   Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of QUIRINUS.
RAAKEL   f   Finnish
Finnish form of RACHEL.
RABI (2)   m   Bengali
Bengali variant of RAVI.
RABİA   f   Turkish
Turkish form of RAABI'A or RABI'A.
RABINDRA   m   Bengali
Bengali form of RAVINDRA.
RACHEL   f   English, 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]
RACHELE   f   Italian
Italian form of RACHEL.
RADA   f   Russian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian
Derived from the Slavic element rad meaning "happy, willing".
RADANA   f   Czech, Slovene
Derived from the Slavic element rad meaning "happy, willing".
RADBOUD   m   Dutch
Derived from the Germanic elements rad "counsel" and bodo "leader".
RADHA   f & m   Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi, Marathi
Means "success" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the favourite consort of the Hindu god Krishna.
RADIMIR   m   Russian
Russian variant of RADOMIR.
RADMILA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Czech
Serbian, Croatian and Czech feminine form of RADOMIL.
RADMILO   m   Serbian
Serbian form of RADOMIL.
RADOMIL   m   Czech, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements rad "happy, willing" and milu "gracious, dear".
RADOMIŁ   m   Polish
Polish form of RADOMIL.
RADOMÍR   m   Czech
Czech form of RADOMIR.
RADOMIR   m   Serbian, Russian, Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element rad "happy, willing" combined with meru "great, famous" or miru "peace, world".
RADOSŁAW   m   Polish
Derived from the Slavic elements rad "happy, willing" and slava "glory".
RADOVAN   m   Slovak, Czech, Serbian, Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic element rad "happy, willing" combined with another element of unknown meaning.
RADZIMIERZ   m   Polish (Rare)
Polish form of RADOMIR.
RAFAËL   m   Dutch
Dutch form of RAPHAEL.
RAFAŁ   m   Polish
Polish form of RAPHAEL.
RAFFAEL   m   German
German variant of RAPHAEL.
RAFFAELE   m   Italian
Italian form of RAPHAEL.
RAFFAELLO   m   Italian
Italian form of RAPHAEL.
RAFIQ   m   Arabic, Urdu
Means either "friend" or "gentle" in Arabic.
RAGHNAID   f   Scottish
Scottish form of RAGNHILD.
RAGHNAILT   f   Irish
Irish form of RAGNHILD.
RAGHNALL   m   Irish, Scottish
Gaelic form of RAGNVALD.
RAGHU   m   Hinduism, 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.
RAGNA   f   Icelandic, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Ancient Scandinavian
Short form of Old Norse names beginning with the element regin "advice, counsel".
RAGNAR   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian cognate of RAYNER.
RAGNHEIÐUR   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of RAGNHEIÐR.
RAGNHILD   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Ragnhildr, composed of the elements regin "advice, counsel" and hildr "battle".
RAGNHILDUR   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of RAGNHILD.
RAGNVALD   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Modern Scandinavian form of RAGNVALDR.
RÁHEL   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of RACHEL.
RAHEL   f   Biblical Latin
Biblical Latin form of RACHEL.
RAHELA   f   Romanian, Serbian
Romanian and Serbian form of RACHEL.
RAHMAN   m   Arabic, Persian, Indonesian, Malay
Means "merciful" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition الرحمان (al-Rahman) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
RAHUL   m   Indian, 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.
RAIBEART   m   Scottish
Scottish form of ROBERT.
RÁICHÉAL   f   Irish
Irish form of RACHEL.
RAIMO   m   Finnish
Finnish form of RAYMOND.
RAIMONDAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of RAYMOND.
RAIMONDO   m   Italian
Italian form of RAYMOND.
RAIMONDS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of RAYMOND.
RAIMUND   m   German, Ancient Germanic
German form of RAYMOND.
RAIMUNDO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of RAYMOND.
RAIN (2)   m   Estonian
Estonian short form of RAYNER and other Germanic names beginning with the element ragin "advice, counsel".
RAINER   m   German, Ancient Germanic
German form of RAYNER.
RAINERIO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of RAYNER.
RAINIER   m   French
French form of RAYNER.
RAJANI   f   Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Hindi, Nepali
Means "the dark one" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Kali or Durga.
RAJENDRA   m   Indian, 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.
RAJMUND   m   Polish, Slovene
Polish and Slovene form of RAYMOND.
RAKEL   f   Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Icelandic
Scandinavian form of RACHEL.
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. 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.
RAMA (1)   m   Hinduism, 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.
RAMACHANDRA   m   Hinduism, 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.
RAMAZ   m   Georgian
Possibly a Georgian form of RAMADAN.
RAMAZAN   m   Turkish
Turkish form of RAMADAN.
RAMAZI   m   Georgian
Variant of RAMAZ.
RAMESH   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Nepali
Modern transcription of RAMESHA.
RAMESHWAR   m   Indian, Hindi
Modern form of RAMESHVARA.
RAMIRO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Ramirus, a Latinized form of a Visigothic name derived from the Germanic elements ragin "advice" and meri "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.
RAMÓN   m   Spanish
Spanish form of RAYMOND.
RAMON   m   Catalan
Catalan form of RAYMOND.
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.
RANALD   m   Scottish
Scottish form of REYNOLD.
RANDI (2)   f   Norwegian, Danish, Swedish
Modern form of the Old Norse name Ragnfríðr, which was derived from regin "advice, counsel" and fríðr "beautiful".
RANDOLF   m   English
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).
RANGI   m   Maori, 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.
RANIERO   m   Italian
Italian form of RAYNER.
RANKO   m   Serbian, Croatian
Derived from the Slavic word ранъ (ranu) meaning "early".
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.
RAOUL   m   French, Italian
French form of Radulf (see RALPH).
RAPHAËL   m   French
French form of RAPHAEL.
RAPHAEL   m   German, French, English, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name רָפָאֵל (Rafa'el) which meant "God has healed". In Hebrew tradition Raphael was the name of one of the seven archangels. 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]
RAQUEL   f   Spanish, Portuguese, English
Spanish and Portuguese form of RACHEL.
RASEL   m   Bengali
Bengali form of RASUL.
RASHAD   m   Arabic, Azerbaijani
Means "good sense, good guidance" in Arabic.
RASİM   m   Turkish, Azerbaijani
Turkish and Azerbaijani form of RASIM.
RASMUS   m   Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
Scandinavian form of ERASMUS.
RATI   f   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "rest, pleasure" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the wife of the Hindu god of love Kama.
RATIMIR   m   Croatian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements rati meaning "war, battle" and miru meaning "peace, world".
RATKO   m   Croatian, Serbian
Diminutive of names beginning with the Slavic element rati meaning "war, battle".
RATOMIR   m   Serbian
Serbian form of RATIMIR.
RAÚL   m   Spanish
Spanish form of RADULF.
RAUL   m   Portuguese, Italian
Portuguese and Italian form of Radulf (see RALPH).
RAVI   m   Hinduism, 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).
RAVINDRA   m   Hinduism, 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.
RAYEN   f   Native American, Mapuche, Spanish (Latin American)
Means "flower" in Mapuche.
RAYMOND   m   English, 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.
RAYMUNDO   m   Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Spanish and Portuguese form of RAYMOND.
RAYNA (1)   f   Bulgarian
Either a Bulgarian form of REGINA or a feminine form of RAYNO.
RAYNER   m   English (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.
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".
RÉAMANN   m   Irish
Irish form of RAYMOND.
REBECA   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of REBECCA.
RÉBECCA   f   French
French form of REBECCA.
REBECCA   f   English, 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.
REBECKA   f   Swedish
Swedish variant of REBECCA.
REBEKA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of REBECCA.
REBEKAH   f   Biblical, English
Form of REBECCA used in some versions of the Bible.
REBEKKA   f   German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Faroese, Finnish, Biblical Greek
Cognate of REBECCA. It is also the form used in the Greek Old Testament.
RECEP   m   Turkish
Turkish form of RAJAB.
REFİK   m   Turkish
Turkish form of RAFIQ.
REGINA   f   English, 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.
REGINALD   m   English
From Reginaldus, a Latinized form of REYNOLD.
RÉGINE   f   French
French form of REGINA.
REGINE   f   German, Norwegian
German and Norwegian form of REGINA.
REGULA   f   German (Swiss), Late Roman
Means "rule" in Latin. This was the name of a 3rd-century Swiss martyr, the patron saint of Zurich.
RÉGULO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of REGULUS.
REHOBOAM   m   Biblical
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.
ŘEHOŘ   m   Czech
Czech form of GREGORY.
REIDAR   m   Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Hreiðarr which was derived from the elements hreiðr "nest, home" and arr "warrior".
REIDUN   f   Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Hreiðunn which was derived from the elements hreiðr "nest, home" and unnr "to wave, to billow".
REIJO   m   Finnish
Finnish form of GREGORY.
REIMA   m   Finnish
Finnish form of RAYMOND.
REIMUND   m   German
German form of RAYMOND.
REIN   m   German, Frisian, Dutch
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element ragin "advice, counsel".
REINALDO   m   Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of REYNOLD.
REINER   m   German, Ancient Germanic
German form of RAYNER.
REINHARD   m   German, Ancient Germanic
German cognate of REYNARD.
REINHILD   f   German
From a Germanic name which was composed of the elements ragin "advice" and hild "battle".
REINHILDE   f   German
Variant of REINHILD.
REINHOLD   m   German, Ancient Germanic
German cognate of REYNOLD.
REINIER   m   Dutch
Dutch form of RAYNER.
REINO   m   Finnish
Finnish form of REYNOLD.
REINOUD   m   Dutch
Dutch cognate of REYNOLD.
REINOUT   m   Dutch
Dutch cognate of REYNOLD.
REİS   m   Turkish
Turkish form of RAIS.
RÉKA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of KREKA.
REKO   m   Finnish
Finnish form of GREGORY.
REMAO   m   Limburgish
Limburgish form of RAYMOND. Its spelling has been influenced by the French pronunciation of Raymond.
REMBRANDT   m   Dutch
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.
RÉMI   m   French
Variant of RÉMY.
REMIGIO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Remigius (see RÉMY).
REMIGIUSZ   m   Polish
Polish form of Remigius (see RÉMY).
REMO   m   Italian
Italian form of REMUS.
REMUS   m   Roman Mythology, Romanian
Meaning unknown. In Roman legend Romulus and Remus were the founders of Rome. Remus was later slain by Romulus.
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.
RENA   f   English
Latinate feminine form of RENÉ.
RENAE   f   English
English variant of RENÉE.
RENARD   m   French (Rare)
French form of REYNARD. Because of the medieval character Reynard the Fox, renard became a French word meaning "fox".
RENAT   m   Russian
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".
RENÁTA   f   Hungarian, Czech, Slovak
Hungarian, Czech and Slovak feminine form of RENATUS.
RENATE   f   German, Dutch, Norwegian
German, Dutch and Norwegian feminine form of RENATUS.
RENATO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Croatian
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of RENATUS.
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. Charlemagne pardons the brothers on the condition that they enter the Crusades.
RENE   m & f   English
English form of RENÉ or RENÉE.
RENÉ   m   French, German, Spanish, Slovak, Czech
French form of RENATUS. A famous bearer was the French mathematician and rationalist philosopher René Descartes (1596-1650).
RENÉE   f   French, Dutch
French feminine form of RENÉ.
RENEE   f   English
English form of RENÉE.
RENEER   m   Limburgish
Limburgish form of RAYNER.
RENITA   f   English
Probably a feminine form of RENATUS. It came into use during the 1950s.
REŞİDE   f   Turkish
Turkish feminine form of RASHID.
REŞİT   m   Turkish
Turkish form of RASHID.
REUBEN   m   Biblical, 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.
REVA   f   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "one that moves" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Rati.
REYHAN   f   Turkish, Uyghur
Turkish and Uyghur form of RAYHANA.
REYNALDO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of REYNOLD.
REYNARD   m   English (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").
REYNAUD   m   French
French form of REYNOLD.
REYNOLD   m   English
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.
REZA   m   Persian
Persian form of RIDHA.
RHEA   f   Greek 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.
RHEINALLT   m   Welsh
Welsh form of REYNOLD.
RHIANNON   f   Welsh, 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]
RHISIART   m   Welsh
Welsh form of RICHARD.
RHODA   f   Biblical, 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.
RICARD   m   Catalan
Catalan form of RICHARD.
RIČARDAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of RICHARD.
RICARDO   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of RICHARD.
RICCARDO   m   Italian
Italian form of RICHARD.
RICHÁRD   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of RICHARD.
RICHARD   m   English, 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]
RIDVAN   m   Turkish
Turkish form of RIDWAN.
RIEN (1)   m   Dutch
Dutch cognate of REIN.
RIFAT   m   Turkish
Turkish form of RIFAT.
RIHARD   m   Slovene
Slovene form of RICHARD.
RIHARDS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of RICHARD.
RIKÁRD   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of RICHARD.
RIKARD   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of RICHARD.
RIKHARD   m   Finnish
Finnish form of RICHARD.
RINALDO   m   Italian
Italian form of REYNOLD. This is the Italian name of the hero Renaud, a character in several Renaissance epics.
RINAT (1)   m   Tatar, Bashkir
Tatar and Bashkir form of RENAT.
RISTEÁRD   m   Irish
Irish form of RICHARD.
RITA   f   Italian, 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).
RIZA   m   Turkish
Turkish form of RIDHA.
RIZVAN   m   Turkish
Turkish form of RIDWAN.
RIZWAN   m   Urdu, Arabic
Urdu form and variant Arabic transcription of RIDWAN.
RIZWANA   f   Urdu, Arabic
Urdu form and variant Arabic transcription of RIDWANA.
ROALD   m   Norwegian
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).
ROAR   m   Norwegian
Newer Scandinavian form of HRÓARR.
RÓBERT   m   Hungarian, Icelandic
Hungarian and Icelandic form of ROBERT.
ROBERT   m   English, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Czech, Slovak, 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]
ROBERTAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of ROBERT.
ROBERTO   m   Italian, 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.
ROBERTS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of ROBERT.
ROBIN   m & f   English, 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.
ROBRECHT   m   Dutch
Dutch form of ROBERT.
ROC   m   Catalan
Catalan form of ROCCO.
ROCCO   m   Italian, 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.
ROCH   m   French, Polish
French and Polish form of ROCCO.
ROCHUS   m   German, Dutch, Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of ROCCO, used in German and Dutch.
ROCKY   m   English
Diminutive of ROCCO or other names beginning with a similar sound, or else a nickname referring to a tough person. This is the name of a boxer played by Sylvester Stallone in the movie 'Rocky' (1976) and its five sequels.
RODERIC   m   Catalan
Catalan form of RODERICK.
RODERICK   m   English, Scottish, Welsh
Means "famous power" from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and ric "power". This name was in use among the Visigoths; it was borne by their last king (also known as Rodrigo), who died fighting the Muslim invaders of Spain in the 8th century. It also had cognates in Old Norse and West Germanic, and Scandinavian settlers and Normans introduced it to England, though it died out after the Middle Ages. It was revived in the English-speaking world by Sir Walter Scott's poem 'The Vision of Don Roderick' (1811).
RODGER   m   English
Variant of ROGER.
RODION   m   Russian
Russian form of HERODION.
RODOLFO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of RUDOLF. This is the name of the hero in Puccini's opera 'La Bohème' (1896).
RODOLPHE   m   French
French form of RUDOLF.
RODRIGO   m   Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Galician
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of RODERICK. A notable bearer was Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, also known as El Cid, an 11th-century Spanish military commander.
RODRIGUE   m   French
French form of RODERICK.
ROELAND   m   Dutch
Dutch form of ROLAND.
ROELOF   m   Dutch
Dutch form of RUDOLF.
ROGER   m   English, French, Catalan, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch
Means "famous spear" from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and ger "spear". The Normans brought this name to England, where it replaced the Old English cognate Hroðgar (the name of the Danish king in the Anglo-Saxon epic 'Beowulf'). It was a common name in England during the Middle Ages. By the 18th century it was rare, but it was revived in following years. The name was borne by the Norman lords Roger I, who conquered Sicily in the 11th century, and his son Roger II, who ruled Sicily as a king.
ROGÉRIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of ROGER.
ROGHAYEH   f   Persian
Persian form of RUQAYYAH.
ROGIER   m   Dutch
Dutch form of ROGER.
ROHESE   f   Medieval English
Norman French form of HRODOHAIDIS.
ROIBEÁRD   m   Irish
Irish form of ROBERT.
ROK   m   Slovene
Slovene form of ROCCO.
ROKO   m   Croatian
Croatian form of ROCCO.
ROKSANA   f   Russian, Polish
Russian and Polish form of ROXANA.
ROKUS   m   Dutch
Dutch variant of ROCHUS.
ROLAN   m   Russian
Russian form of ROLAND.
ROLAND   m   English, French, German, Swedish, Dutch, Hungarian, Medieval French
From the Germanic elements hrod meaning "fame" and land meaning "land", though some theories hold that the second element was originally nand meaning "brave". Roland was a semi-legendary French hero whose story is told in the medieval epic 'La Chanson de Roland', in which he is a nephew of Charlemagne killed in battle with the Saracens. The Normans introduced this name to England.
ROLANDO   m   Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of ROLAND.
ROLDÁN   m   Spanish
Spanish form of ROLAND.
ROLDÃO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of ROLAND.
ROLF   m   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English
From the Germanic name Hrolf (or its Old Norse cognate Hrólfr), a contracted form of Hrodulf (see RUDOLF). The Normans introduced this name to England but it soon became rare. In the modern era it has occasionally been used in the English-speaking world as a German import.
ROMÀ   m   Catalan
Catalan form of Romanus (see ROMAN).
ROMAIN   m   French
French form of Romanus (see ROMAN).
ROMAINE   f   French, English
French feminine form of Romanus (see ROMAN).
ROMÁN   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of Romanus (see ROMAN).
ROMAN   m   Russian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Ukrainian, Slovene, Croatian, German
From the Late Latin name Romanus which meant "Roman".
ROMÁNA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian feminine form of Romanus (see ROMAN).
ROMANA   f   Italian, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Czech, Slovak, Late Roman
Feminine form of Romanus (see ROMAN).
ROMANE   f   French
French feminine form of Romanus (see ROMAN).
ROMANO   m   Italian
Italian form of Romanus (see ROMAN).
ROMEO   m   Italian
Italian form of the Late Latin name Romaeus meaning "a pilgrim to Rome". Romeo is best known as the lover of Juliet in Shakespeare's tragedy 'Romeo and Juliet' (1596).
ROMILDA   f & m   Italian, Ancient Germanic
Means "famous battle" from the Germanic elements hrom "fame" and hild "battle".
ROMOLO   m   Italian
Italian form of ROMULUS.
RONA (1)   f   English
Variant of RHONA.
RONALD   m   Scottish, English
Scottish form of RAGNVALDR, a name introduced to Scotland by Scandinavian settlers and invaders. It became popular outside Scotland during the 20th century. A famous bearer was American actor and president Ronald Reagan (1911-2004).
RONALDO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of RONALD. A notable bearer is the retired Brazilian soccer player Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima (1976-), who is commonly known only by his first name.
RONI (3)   m   Finnish
Finnish short form of HIERONYMUS.
RONNE   m   Frisian
Frisian short form of Germanic names beginning with the element hraban meaning "raven".
ROOPERTTI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of ROBERT.
ROPARZH   m   Breton
Breton form of ROBERT.
ROQUE   m   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of ROCCO.
ROSA (1)   f   Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, German, English
Generally this can be considered a Latin form of ROSE, though originally it may have come from the Germanic name ROZA (2). This was the name of a 13th-century saint from Viterbo in Italy. In the English-speaking world it was first used in the 19th century. A famous bearer was civil rights activist Rosa Parks (1913-2005).
ROSÁLIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of ROSALIA.
ROSALÍA   f   Spanish, Galician
Spanish and Galician form of ROSALIA.
ROSALIA   f   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Late Roman
Late Latin name derived from rosa "rose". This was the name of a 12th-century Sicilian saint.
ROSALIE   f   French, German, Dutch, English
French, German and Dutch form of ROSALIA. In the English-speaking this name received a boost after the release of the movie 'Rosalie' (1938), which was based on an earlier musical.
ROSALIN   f   English (Rare)
Medieval variant of ROSALIND.
ROSALINA   f   Portuguese, Spanish
Latinate form of ROSALINE.
ROSALIND   f   English
Derived from the Germanic elements hros "horse" and linde "soft, tender". The Normans introduced this name to England, though it was not common. During the Middle Ages its spelling was influenced by the Latin phrase rosa linda "beautiful rose". The name was popularized by Edmund Spencer, who used it in his poetry, and by William Shakespeare, who used it for the heroine in his comedy 'As You Like It' (1599).
ROSALINDA   f   Spanish, Italian
Latinate form of ROSALIND.
ROSALINE   f   English
Medieval variant of ROSALIND. This is the name of characters in Shakespeare's 'Love's Labour's Lost' (1594) and 'Romeo and Juliet' (1596).
ROSALVA   f   Spanish
Variant of ROSALBA.
ROSAMOND   f   English
Variant of ROSAMUND, in use since the Middle Ages.
ROSAMUND   f   English (Rare)
Derived from the Germanic elements hros "horse" and mund "protection". The Normans introduced this name to England. It was subsequently influenced by the Latin phrase rosa munda "pure rose". This was the name of the mistress of Henry II, the king of England in the 12th century. She was possibly murdered by his wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine.
ROSANA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of ROXANA.
ROSE   f   English, French
Originally a Norman form of a Germanic name, which was composed of the elements hrod "fame" and heid "kind, sort, type". The Normans introduced it to England in the forms Roese and Rohese. From an early date it was associated with the word for the fragrant flower rose (derived from Latin rosa). When the name was revived in the 19th century, it was probably with the flower in mind.
ROSEMONDE   f   French
French form of ROSAMUND.
ROSENDO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of a Visigothic name composed of the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and sinths "path". This was the name of a 10th-century Galician saint, also known as Rudesind.
ROSHAN   m & f   Persian, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali
Means "light, bright" in Persian.
ROSSANA   f   Italian
Italian form of ROXANA.
ROSTISLAV   m   Russian, Czech, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements rasti "growth" and slava "glory".
ROSTOM   m   Georgian
Georgian form of ROSTAM.
ROSWITHA   f   German
Derived from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and swinth "strength". This was the name of a 10th-century nun from Saxony who wrote several notable poems.
ROUBEN   m   Biblical Greek, Armenian
Biblical Greek form of REUBEN, as well as a variant transcription of Armenian RUBEN.
ROUL   m   Medieval French, Medieval English
Norman French form of ROLF.
ROUTH   f   Biblical Greek
Greek form of RUTH (1).
ROWLAND   m   English
Medieval variant of ROLAND.
ROXANA   f   English, Spanish, Romanian, Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latin form of Ρωξανη (Roxane), the Greek form of the Persian or Bactrian name روشنک (Roshanak) which meant "bright" or "dawn". This was the name of Alexander the Great's first wife, a daughter of the Bactrian nobleman Oxyartes. In the modern era it came into use during the 17th century. In the English-speaking world it was popularized by Daniel Defoe, who used it in his novel 'Roxana' (1724).
ROXANE   f   French, English, Ancient Greek
French and English form of ROXANA. This is the name of Cyrano's love interest in the play 'Cyrano de Bergerac' (1897).
ROY   m   Scottish, English, Dutch
Anglicized form of RUADH. A notable bearer was the Scottish outlaw and folk hero Rob Roy (1671-1734). It is often associated with French roi "king".
RÓŻA   f   Polish
Means "rose" in Polish. It is a cognate of ROSA (1).
ROZÁLIA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of ROSALIA.
ROZALIA   f   Polish, Romanian
Polish and Romanian form of ROSALIA.
ROZĀLIJA   f   Latvian
Latvian form of ROSALIA.
ROZALIYA   f   Russian
Russian form of ROSALIA.
ROŽĖ   f   Lithuanian
Means "rose" in Lithuanian. It is a cognate of ROSA (1).
RÓZSA   f   Hungarian
Means "rose" in Hungarian. It is a cognate of ROSA (1).
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