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Pronounced Pron. REE-ngo(English) Ring-oh(English, Japanese) rin-go(English) RIN-go(English) ring-o(English) REE-NGO(Japanese) RIN-GO(Japanese) RING-O(Japanese) [key]
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Contributor Contrib.kwebberag on 11/30/2006
From a surname that referred to people who made rings or jewelry for a living (in other words, these people were jewellers). The surname derived from Old English hring "circle". A famous bearer of this name was Beatles drummer Richard Starkey (1940), who was nicknamed Ringo due to the many rings he would wear. He ultimately adopted this nickname into a stagename, Ringo Starr, with Starr being an abbreviated form of his surname.Last but not least, this name can also be Japanese for "apple" or "peace be with you".