Names with Relationship "from different language"

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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 variant 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.
RIČARDS   m   Latvian
Latvian 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.
RIFKA   f   Yiddish
Yiddish form of RIVKA.
RIHARD   m   Slovene
Slovene form of RICHARD.
RIHARDS   m   Latvian
Latvian 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.
RISTO   m   Finnish, Macedonian
Finnish and Macedonian short form of CHRISTOPHER.
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, Slovak, Icelandic
Hungarian and Icelandic form of ROBERT.
ROBERT   m   English, 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]
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 (Rare), Dutch (Rare), Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of ROCCO, used in occasionally 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 (Rare)
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   Spanish, Hungarian (Rare)
Spanish and 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 (Rare)
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).
ROMÃO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese 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).
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 (Rare)
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, 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.
RÖWŞEN   m   Turkmen
Turkmen form of ROSHAN.
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, Slovak
Hungarian and Slovak form of ROSALIA.
ROZALIA   f   Polish, Romanian
Polish and Romanian form of ROSALIA.
ROZÁLIE   f   Czech
Czech 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).
RUADH   m   Irish, Scottish
Gaelic byname meaning "red", often a nickname for one with red hair. This was the nickname of the Scottish outlaw Raibeart Ruadh MacGregor (1671-1734), known as Rob Roy in English.
RUAIRI   m   Scottish
Scottish cognate of RUAIDHRÍ.
RUAIRIDH   m   Scottish
Scottish cognate of RUAIDHRÍ.
RUARAIDH   m   Scottish
Scottish cognate of RUAIDHRÍ.
RUARC   m   Irish
Probably an Irish form of HRŒREKR, introduced by Scandinavian settlers and invaders. Alternatively it may be derived from Irish ruarc "squall, rainstorm".
RUARIDH   m   Scottish
Scottish cognate of RUAIDHRÍ.
RUBEM   m   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of REUBEN.
RÚBEN   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of REUBEN.
RUBÉN   m   Spanish
Spanish form of REUBEN.
RUBEN   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, French, Armenian, Biblical Latin
Scandinavian, Dutch, French and Armenian form of REUBEN. This was the name of an 11th-century Armenian ruler of Cilicia.
RUBENS   m   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese variant form of REUBEN.
RUCHEL   f   Yiddish
Yiddish form of RACHEL.
RÜDIGER   m   German
German form of ROGER.
RUDOLF   m   German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Slovene, Croatian, Russian, Armenian
From the Germanic name Hrodulf, which was derived from the elements hrod "fame" and wulf "wolf". It was borne by three kings of Burgundy, as well as several Habsburg rulers of the Holy Roman Empire and Austria. Anthony Hope used this name for the hero in his popular novel 'The Prisoner of Zenda' (1894).
RUDOLPH   m   English
English form of RUDOLF, imported from Germany in the 19th century. Robert L. May used it in 1939 for his Christmas character Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
RUF   f   Russian
Russian form of RUTH (1).
RUFINA   f   Russian, Spanish, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of RUFINUS.
RUFINO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of RUFINUS.
RUFUS   m   Ancient Roman, English, Biblical
Roman cognomen which meant "red-haired" in Latin. Several early saints had this name, including one mentioned in one of Paul's epistles in the New Testament. As a nickname it was used by William II Rufus, a king of England, because of his red hair. It came into general use in the English-speaking world after the Protestant Reformation.
RUGGERO   m   Italian
Italian form of ROGER.
RUGGIERO   m   Italian
Italian form of ROGER.
RUIHA   f   Maori
Maori form of LOUISA.
RUKİYE   f   Turkish
Turkish form of RUQAYYAH.
RÚNA   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic, Faroese
Old Norse, Icelandic and Faroese form of RUNA.
RUNA   f   Norwegian, Danish, Swedish
Feminine form of RUNE.
RUNE   m   Norwegian, Danish, Swedish
Derived from Old Norse rún meaning "secret lore".
RÚNI   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Faroese
Old Norse and Faroese form of RUNE.
RUPERT   m   German, Dutch, English
German variant form of ROBERT. The military commander Prince Rupert of the Rhine, a nephew of Charles I, introduced this name to England in the 17th century.
RUPERTO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of RUPERT.
RUPRECHT   m   German (Archaic)
Variant of RUPERT.
RURIK   m   Russian
Russian form of the Old Norse name HRŒREKR.
RÜŞEN   m & f   Turkish
Turkish form of ROSHAN.
RUSLAN   m   Russian, Tatar, Bashkir, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Uzbek, Azerbaijani, Ossetian, Chechen, Ingush, Avar
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.
RÜSTƏM   m   Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of ROSTAM.
RUSTAM   m   Kazakh, Uzbek, Tajik, Azerbaijani
Kazakh, Uzbek, Tajik and Azerbaijani form of ROSTAM.
RÜSTEM   m   Turkish
Turkish form of ROSTAM.
RŪTA   f   Lithuanian
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).
RUTA   f   Polish
Polish form of RUTH (1).
RUTE   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of RUTH (1).
RUTGER   m   Dutch
Dutch form of ROGER.
RUTH (1)   f   English, 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)   m   Limburgish
Limburgish short form of RUTGER.
RUTHI   f   Old Church Slavic
Old Slavic form of RUTH (1).
RUUBEN   m   Finnish
Finnish form of REUBEN.
RUUT   f   Finnish
Finnish form of RUTH (1).
RUXANDRA   f   Romanian
Romanian form of ROXANA.
RYSZARD   m   Polish
Polish form of RICHARD.
SAARA   f   Finnish
Finnish form of SARAH.
SABA   m   Georgian
Georgian form of SABAS.
SABAH   f & m   Arabic, Turkish
Means "morning" in Arabic and Turkish.
SABAHATTİN   m   Turkish
Turkish form of SABAH UD-DIN.
SABAHUDIN   m   Bosnian
Bosnian form of SABAH UD-DIN.
SABAS   m   Spanish, Late Greek
From a Greek name which was derived from Hebrew סַבָא (sava') meaning "old man". Saints bearing this name include a 4th-century Gothic martyr, a 5th-century Cappadocian hermit, and a 12th-century archbishop of Serbia who is the patron saint of that country.
SABELA   f   Galician
Galician form of ISABEL.
SABIEN   f   Dutch
Dutch form of SABINA.
SABINA   f   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Polish, Czech, Slovene, Russian, Croatian, Swedish, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Sabinus, a Roman cognomen meaning "Sabine" in Latin. The Sabines were an ancient people who lived in central Italy, their lands eventually taken over by the Romans after several wars. According to legend, the Romans abducted several Sabine women during a raid, and when the men came to rescue them, the women were able to make peace between the two groups. This name was borne by several early saints.
SABINE   f   French, German, Danish
French, German and Danish form of SABINA.
SABINO   m   Italian
Italian form of Sabinus (see SABINA).
SABRİ   m   Turkish
Turkish form of SABRI.
SABRINA   f   English, Italian, German, French
Latinized form of Habren, the original Welsh name of the River Severn. According to Geoffrey of Monmouth, Sabrina was the name of a princess who was drowned in the Severn. Supposedly the river was named for her, but it is more likely that her name was actually derived from that of the river, which is of unknown meaning. She appears as a water nymph in John Milton's masque 'Comus' (1634). It was popularized as a given name by Samuel A. Taylor's play 'Sabrina Fair' (1953) and the movie adaptation that followed it the next year.
SABRİYE   f   Turkish
Turkish form of SABRIYYA.
SACHA   m & f   French
French form of SASHA.
SACHAIRI   m   Scottish
Scottish form of ZECHARIAH.
ŞADİ   m   Turkish
Turkish form of SHADI (1).
SADİ   m   Turkish
Turkish form of SA'DI.
SADIA   f   Urdu, Bengali
Urdu and Bengali form of SA'DIA.
ŞADİYE   f   Turkish
Turkish feminine form of SHADI (1).
SAFFIRA   f   Biblical Latin
Latin form of SAPPHIRA.
SAFİYE   f   Turkish
Turkish form of SAFIYYAH.
SAGA   f   Norse Mythology, Swedish, Icelandic
Possibly means "seeing one" in Old Norse. This was the name of the Norse goddess of poetry and history, sometimes identified with the goddess Frigg. This is also a modern Swedish word meaning "story, fairy tale".
SAHAK   m   Armenian
Armenian form of ISAAC. This was the name of a 5th-century patriarch of the Armenian Church.
SAHAR   f   Arabic, Persian
Means "dawn" in Arabic.
ŞAHİN   m   Turkish
Turkish form of SHAHIN.
ŞAHNAZ   f   Turkish
Turkish form of SHAHNAZ.
SAİT   m   Turkish
Turkish form of SA'ID.
SAKARI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of ZECHARIAH.
SAKINEH   f   Persian
Persian form of SAKINA.
ŞAKİR   m   Turkish
Turkish form of SHAKIR.
SAL   f & m   English
Short form of SALLY, SALVADOR, and other names beginning with Sal.
SALAMON   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of SOLOMON.
SALATHIEL   m   Biblical, Biblical Greek
Greek form of SHEALTIEL. This form is also used in some English versions of the Bible.
SALATHIHEL   m   Biblical Latin
Latin form of SALATHIEL.
SALİH   m   Turkish
Turkish form of SALIH.
SALIH   m   Arabic, Bosnian
Means "virtuous" in Arabic. According to the Qur'an this was the name of an early Arabian prophet.
SALLI   f   Finnish
Finnish form of SALLY.
SALOMÃO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of SOLOMON.
SALOME   f   English, German, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From an Aramaic name which was related to the Hebrew word שָׁלוֹם (shalom) meaning "peace". According to the historian Josephus this was the name of the daughter of Herodias (the consort of Herod Antipas, the tetrarch of Galilee). In the New Testament, though a specific name is not given, it was a daughter of Herodias who danced for Herod and was rewarded with the head of John the Baptist, and thus Salome and the dancer have traditionally been equated.... [more]
SALOMÉ   f   French, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Spanish and Portuguese form of SALOME.
SALOMÈ   f   Italian
Italian form of SALOME.
SALOMEA   f   Polish
Polish form of SALOME.
SALOMO   m   Biblical German, Biblical Dutch
German and Dutch form of SOLOMON.
SALOMÓN   m   Spanish, Biblical Spanish
Spanish form of SOLOMON.
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