Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. RWU(Irish)

Meaning & History

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.

Related Names

DiminutivesRowan, Ruadhán(Irish)
Other Languages & CulturesRoy(Dutch) Roy, Rowan, Rowen(English)
Surname DescendantsOrman, Ormond, Ormonde, Ó Ruaidh(Irish)


Entry updated April 25, 2021