Masculine Names

gender
usage
Rehman m Urdu
Urdu form of Rahman.
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 (Rare)
Czech form of Gregory.
Reid m English
From a surname, a Scots variant of Reed.
Reidar m Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Hreiðarr, which was derived from the elements hreiðr "nest, home" and arr "warrior".
Reign f & m English (Modern)
From the English word reign, derived from Latin regnum "royal power".
Reigo m Estonian
Estonian form of Gregory.
Reijo m Finnish
Finnish form of Gregory.
Reilly m & f English (Modern)
From an Irish surname that was derived from the given name Raghailleach, meaning unknown.
Reima m Finnish
Finnish form of Raymond.
Reimund m German
German form of Raymond.
Rein m Frisian, Dutch, Estonian
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element ragin "advice, counsel".
Reinald m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Reynold.
Reinaldo m Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of Reynold.
Reindert m Frisian
Frisian form of Reinhard.
Reinhardt m German
German variant form of Reynard.
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.
Reis m Turkish
Turkish form of Rais.
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 (Rare)
From a Germanic name that 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.
Remiel m Biblical
Variant of Jeremiel appearing in some versions of the Old Testament.
Remigio m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Remigius (see Rémy).
Remigius m Late Roman
Latin form of Rémy.
Remigiusz m Polish
Polish form of Remigius (see Rémy).
Remington m & f English
From an English surname that was derived from the name of the town of Rimington in Lancashire, itself meaning "settlement on the Riming stream". It may be given in honour of the American manufacturer Eliphalet Remington (1793-1861) or his sons, founders of the firearms company that bears their name.
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, rower". Saint Rémy was a 5th-century bishop who converted and baptized Clovis, king of the Franks.
Ren m & f Japanese
From Japanese (ren) meaning "lotus", (ren) meaning "love", or other kanji that are pronounced the same way.
Renard m French (Rare)
French form of Reynard. Because of the medieval character Reynard the Fox, renard became a French word meaning "fox".
Renārs m Latvian
Latvian form of Reinhard.
Renat m Russian
Russian form of Renatus. In some cases Communist parents may have bestowed it as an acronym of революция наука техника (revolyutsiya nauka tekhnika) meaning "revolution, science, technics" or революция наука труд (revolyutsiya nauka trud) meaning "revolution, science, labour".
Renatas m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Renatus.
Renato m Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Croatian
Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Renatus.
Renatus m Late Roman
Late Latin name meaning "born again".
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).
Reneer m Limburgish
Limburgish form of Rayner.
Rens m Dutch
Short form of Laurens or Emerens.
Reşat m Turkish
Turkish form of Rashad.
Reşit m Turkish
Turkish form of Rashid.
Reto m German (Swiss)
Means "of Rhaetia". Rhaetia is a region in eastern Switzerland that got its name from the Rhaeti, a Celtic tribe who originally inhabited the area.
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.
Reuel m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "friend of God" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is another name for Jethro. The fantasy author John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) was a famous bearer.
Revaz m Georgian
Possibly of Persian origin meaning "wealthy, successful".
Revazi m Georgian
Form of Revaz with the nominative suffix, used when the name is written stand-alone.
Rex m English
From Latin rex meaning "king". It has been used as a given name since the 19th century.
Reyes f & m Spanish
Means "kings" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, La Virgen de los Reyes, meaning "The Virgin of the Kings". According to legend, the Virgin Mary appeared to King Ferdinand III of Castile and told him his armies would defeat those of the Moors in Seville.
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 (Rare)
French variant of Renaud.
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.
Reziko m Georgian
Diminutive of Revaz.
Rezső m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Roger.
Rhagouel m Biblical Greek
Form of Reuel used in the Greek Old Testament.
Rhamesses m Ancient Egyptian (Hellenized)
Hellenized form of Egyptian rꜥ-ms-sw (see Rameses).
Rhaphael m Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of Raphael.
Rheinallt m Welsh
Welsh form of Reynold.
Rhett m English
From a surname, an Anglicized form of the Dutch de Raedt, derived from raet "advice, counsel". Margaret Mitchell used this name for the character Rhett Butler in her novel Gone with the Wind (1936).
Rhisiart m Welsh
Welsh form of Richard.
Rhodri m Welsh
Derived from the Welsh elements rhod "wheel" and rhi "king". This name was borne by a 9th-century Welsh king.
Rhouben m Biblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of Reuben.
Rhydderch m Welsh
Means "reddish brown" in Welsh. It is sometimes used as a Welsh form of Roderick.
Rhys m Welsh, English
Means "enthusiasm" in Welsh. Several Welsh rulers have borne this name, including the 12th-century Rhys ap Gruffydd who fought against the invading Normans.
Riad m Arabic
Means "meadows, gardens", from the plural of Arabic روضة (rawdah).
Riagán m Irish
Possibly derived from ríodhgach meaning "impulsive".
Rían m Irish
Irish name meaning "little king" (see Ryan).
Rian m English
Variant of Ryan.
Riaz m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic رياض (see Riad).
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.
Rich m English
Short form of Richard.
Richárd m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Richard.
Richard m English, French, German, Czech, Slovak, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Ancient Germanic
Means "brave ruler", derived from the Germanic elements ric "ruler, mighty" 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]
Richie m English
Diminutive of Richard.
Rick m English
Short form of Richard or names ending in rick.
Rickard m Swedish
Swedish variant of Richard.
Rickey m English
Diminutive of Richard.
Ricki m & f English
Masculine and feminine diminutive of Richard.
Rickie m English
Diminutive of Richard.
Ricky m English
Diminutive of Richard.
Ricmod f & m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element ric "ruler, mighty" combined with muot "spirit, mind".
Rico m Spanish, Italian
Short form of Ricardo, Enrico and other names ending in rico.
Rida m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic رضاء (see Ridha).
Ridge m English (Modern)
From the English vocabulary word denoting a continous elevated mountain crest, or from the English surname derived from the word.
Ridha m Arabic
Means "satisfaction, contentment" in Arabic. This name was borne by Ali al-Ridha, a 9th-century Shia imam.
Ridley m & f English (Rare)
From a surname that was originally derived from various English place names meaning "reed clearing" or "channel clearing" in Old English.
Rıdvan m Turkish
Turkish form of Ridwan.
Ridwan m Arabic, Indonesian
Means "satisfaction" in Arabic.
Rien 1 m Dutch
Dutch cognate of Rein.
Rien 2 m Dutch
Dutch short form of Marinus.
Rıfat m Turkish
Turkish form of Rifat.
Rifat m Arabic
Means "high rank" in Arabic.
Rigby m English (Rare)
From a surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "ridge farm" in Old Norse.
Rigel m Astronomy
Derived from Arabic الرجل (al-Rijl) meaning "foot". This is the name of the star that forms the left foot of the constellation Orion.
Rihard m Slovene
Slovene form of Richard.
Rihards m Latvian
Latvian form of Richard.
Rik m Dutch
Short form of Hendrik, Frederik and other names containing rik.
Rikard m Swedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian variant of Richard.
Rikhard m Finnish
Finnish form of Richard.
Riku 1 m Finnish
Finnish short form of Richard.
Riku 2 m Japanese
From Japanese (riku) meaning "land" or different kanji that are pronounced the same way.
Rikuto m Japanese
From Japanese (riku) meaning "land" combined with (to), which refers to a Chinese constellation, or (to) meaning "person", as well as other combinations of kanji that have the same pronunciations.
Riley m & f English
From a surname that comes from two distinct sources. As an Irish surname it is a variant of Reilly. As an English surname it is derived from a place name meaning "rye clearing" in Old English.
Rimantas m Lithuanian
From Lithuanian rimti meaning "to calm" and mantus meaning "intelligent".
Rin f & m Japanese
From Japanese (rin) meaning "dignified, severe, cold" or other kanji that are pronounced the same way.
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, Kazakh
Tatar, Bashkir and Kazakh form of Renat.
Rini m & f Dutch
Diminutive of Marinus, Marina or Catharina.
Rino m Italian
Short form of names ending in rino.
Rinus m Dutch
Short form of Marinus.
Riny m & f Dutch
Diminutive of Marinus, Marina or Catharina.
Rio 1 m & f Various
Means "river" in Spanish or Portuguese. A city in Brazil bears this name. Its full name is Rio de Janeiro, which means "river of January", so named because the first explorers came to the harbour in January and mistakenly thought it was a river mouth.
Ríoghnán m Irish
From Irish "king" combined with a diminutive suffix.
Riordan m Irish
Anglicized form of Rórdán.
Ripley f & m English (Rare)
From a surname that was derived from the name of various English towns, from Old English ripel "strip of land" and leah "clearing". A famous fictional bearer was the character Ellen Ripley (usually only called by her surname) from the Alien series of movies, beginning 1979.
Rishi m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Nepali
Means "sage, poet" in Sanskrit, perhaps ultimately deriving from a root meaning "to see".
Riško m Slovak
Diminutive of Richard.
Rišo m Slovak
Diminutive of Richard.
Risteárd m Irish
Irish form of Richard.
Risto m Finnish, Estonian, Macedonian, Serbian
Finnish, Estonian, Macedonian and Serbian short form of Christopher.
Ritchie m English
Variant of Richie.
River m & f English (Modern)
From the English word that denotes a flowing body of water. The word is ultimately derived (via Old French) from Latin ripa "riverbank".
Rıza m Turkish
Turkish form of Ridha.
Rızvan m Turkish
Turkish variant form of Ridwan.
Rizvan m Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Ridwan.
Rizwan m Urdu, Arabic
Urdu form of Ridwan, as well as an alternate Arabic transcription.
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 Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen (1872-1928) and the British children's author Roald Dahl (1916-1990), who was born to Norwegian parents.
Roan m Frisian
Variant of Ronne.
Roar m Norwegian
Modern Norwegian form of Hróarr.
Rob m English, Dutch
Short form of Robert.
Robbe m Dutch
Diminutive of Robrecht.
Robbie m & f English
Diminutive of Robert or Roberta.
Robby m English
Diminutive of Robert.
Róbert m Hungarian, Slovak, Icelandic
Hungarian and Icelandic form of Robert.
Robert m English, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Finnish, Estonian, Czech, Polish, Russian, Slovene, Croatian, Romanian, Catalan, 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 consistently among the most common English names from the 13th to 20th century. In the United States it was the most popular name for boys between 1924 and 1939 (and again in 1953).... [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.
Robi m Hungarian
Diminutive of Róbert.
Robin m & f English, French, Dutch, Swedish, Czech
Medieval English diminutive of Robert, now usually regarded as an independent name. 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 (Rare)
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 and 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.
Rod m English
Short form of Roderick or Rodney.
Roddy m English, Scottish
Diminutive of Roderick or Rodney.
Roderic m Catalan (Rare)
Catalan form of Roderick.
Roderick m English, Scottish, Welsh
Means "famous ruler" from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and ric "ruler, mighty". 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 1811 poem The Vision of Don Roderick.
Rodge m English
Short form of Rodger.
Rodger m English
Variant of Roger.
Rodion m Russian
Russian form of Herodion.
Rodney m English
From a surname, originally derived from a place name, which meant "Hroda's island" in Old English (where Hroda is a Germanic given name meaning "fame"). It was first used as a given name in honour of the British admiral Lord Rodney (1719-1792).
Rodolfito m Spanish (Rare)
Spanish diminutive of Rodolfo.
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.
Rodya m Russian
Diminutive of Rodion.
Roel m Dutch
Short form of Roeland or Roelof.
Roeland m Dutch
Dutch form of Roland.
Roelof m Dutch
Dutch form of Rudolf.
Roffe m Swedish
Swedish diminutive of Rolf.
Rogelio m Spanish
Spanish form of the Late Latin name Rogelius, which was possibly derived from the name Rogatus, which was itself derived from Latin rogatus "request".
Roger m English, French, Catalan, Swedish, Norwegian, 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.
Rogier m Dutch
Dutch form of Roger.
Rohan 1 m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada
Derived from Sanskrit रोहण (rohana) meaning "ascending".
Rohit m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Odia, Gujarati, Kannada, Telugu, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit रोहित (rohita) meaning "red".
Roi 1 m Galician
Galician short form of Rodrigo.
Roi 2 m Hebrew
Means "my shepherd" in Hebrew.
Roibeárd m Irish
Irish form of Robert.
Rok m Slovene
Slovene form of Rocco.
Rokas m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Rocco.
Roko m Croatian
Croatian form of Rocco.
Rokuro m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 六郎 (see Rokurō).
Rokurō m Japanese
From Japanese (roku) meaning "six" and () meaning "son". This name was traditionally given to the sixth son. Other combinations of kanji characters can also form this name.
Rokurou m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 六郎 (see Rokurō).
Rokus m Dutch
Dutch variant of Rochus.
Rolan m Russian
Russian form of Roland.
Roland m English, French, German, Swedish, Dutch, Hungarian, Polish, Medieval French
From the Germanic elements hrod meaning "fame" and landa 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 (Rare)
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.
Rolland m English
Variant of Roland.
Rollo m English
Latinized form of Roul, the Old French form of Rolf. Rollo (or Rolf) the Ganger was an exiled Viking who, in the 10th century, became the first Duke of Normandy. It has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since the 19th century.
Roly m English
Diminutive of Roland.
Roma 1 m Russian
Diminutive of Roman.
Romà m Catalan
Catalan form of Romanus (see Roman).
Romaeus m Late Roman
Latin form of Romeo.
Romain m French
French form of Romanus (see Roman).
Román m Spanish, Hungarian
Spanish and Hungarian form of Romanus (see Roman).
Roman m Russian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Ukrainian, Slovene, Croatian, Estonian, German, English
From the Late Latin name Romanus meaning "Roman". This name was borne by several early saints.
Romano m Italian
Italian form of Romanus (see Roman).
Romanos m Late Greek
Greek form of Romanus (see Roman). This was the name of four Byzantine emperors.
Romāns m Latvian
Latvian form of Romanus (see Roman).
Romanus m Late Roman
Latin form of Roman.
Romão m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Romanus (see Roman).
Romein m Dutch (Rare)
Dutch form of Romanus (see Roman).
Romeo m Italian, Romanian
Italian and Romanian form of the Late Latin Romaeus or Late Greek Ρωμαῖος (Romaios), which meant "from Rome" or "Roman". In medieval Italian this meant "a pilgrim to Rome". Romeo is best known as the lover of Juliet in Shakespeare's tragedy Romeo and Juliet (1596).
Romeu m Portuguese
Portuguese cognate of Romeo.
Romilda f & m Italian, Ancient Germanic
Means "famous battle" from the Germanic elements hrom "fame" and hild "battle".
Romilius m Ancient Roman
Roman family name derived from the mythological name Romulus.
Romilly m & f English (British, Rare)
From an English surname that was derived from the name of various Norman towns, themselves from the given name Romilius.
Romolo m Italian
Italian form of Romulus.
Romuald m French, Polish, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic elements hrom meaning "fame" and wald meaning "rule". This was the name of an 11th-century Italian saint who founded the Camaldolese order.
Romualdas m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Romuald.
Romualdo m Italian
Italian form of Romuald.
Romualds m Latvian
Latvian form of Romuald.
Rómulo m Spanish
Spanish form of Romulus.
Rômulo m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Romulus.
Romulus m Roman Mythology, Romanian
Means "of Rome" in Latin. In Roman legend Romulus and Remus were the founders of the city of Rome.
Ron 1 m English
Short form of Ronald.
Ron 2 m Hebrew
Means "song, joy" in Hebrew.
Ronald m Scottish, English, Dutch, German
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 the American actor and president Ronald Reagan (1911-2004). It is also associated with Ronald McDonald, the clown mascot for the McDonald's chain of restaurants, who first appeared in 1963.
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.
Rónán m Irish
Means "little seal", derived from Irish rón "seal" combined with a diminutive suffix.
Ronan m Breton, Irish, French, English (Modern)
Breton and Anglicized form of Rónán.
Ronen m Hebrew
Derived from Hebrew רוֹן (ron) meaning "song, joy".
Rong f & m Chinese
From Chinese (róng) meaning "glory, honour, flourish, prosper", (róng) meaning "fuse, harmonize" or (róng) meaning "appearance, form" (which is usually only feminine). Other Chinese characters can form this name as well.
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".
Ronnie m & f English
Diminutive of Ronald or Veronica.
Ronny m English
Diminutive of Ronald.
Roope m Finnish
Finnish form of Robert.
Roopertti m Finnish (Rare)
Older Finnish form of Robert.
Roosevelt m English
From a Dutch surname meaning "rose field". This name is often given in honour of American presidents Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) or Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945).
Roparzh m Breton
Breton form of Robert.
Roque m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Rocco.
Rórdán m Irish
From the older Irish name Ríoghbhardán, which meant "little poet king" from Irish Gaelic ríogh "king" combined with bard "poet" and a diminutive suffix.
Rorie f & m English
Variant of Rory.
Rory m & f Irish, Scottish, English
Anglicized form of Ruaidhrí.
Rosaire m French
Means "rosary" in French.
Rosario f & m Spanish, Italian
Means "rosary", and is taken from the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary Nuestra Señora del Rosario meaning "Our Lady of the Rosary". This name is feminine in Spanish and masculine in Italian.
Roscoe m English
From an English surname, originally derived from a place name, itself derived from Old Norse "roebuck" and skógr "wood, forest".
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.
Ross m Scottish, English
From a Scottish and English surname that originally indicated a person from a place called Ross (such as the region of Ross in northern Scotland), derived from Gaelic ros meaning "promontory, headland". A famous bearer of the surname was Sir James Clark Ross (1800-1862), an Antarctic explorer.
Röstäm m Tatar
Tatar form of Rostam.
Rostam m Persian, Persian Mythology
Meaning unknown, possibly from Avestan raodha "to grow" and takhma "strong, brave, valiant". Rostam was a warrior hero in Persian legend. The 10th-century Persian poet Ferdowsi recorded his tale in the Shahnameh.
Rostislav m Russian, Czech, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements rasti "growth" and slava "glory".
Rostom m Georgian
Georgian form of Rostam.
Roswell m English
From a surname that was derived from an Old English place name meaning "horse spring".
Rotem m & f Hebrew
From the name of a desert plant (species Retama raetam), possibly derived from Hebrew רְתֹם (retom) meaning "to bind".
Rouben m Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Ռուբեն (see Ruben).
Roul m Medieval French, Medieval English
Norman French form of Rolf.
Rowan m & f Irish, English (Modern)
Anglicized form of the Irish name Ruadhán. As an English name, it can also be derived from the surname Rowan, itself derived from the Irish given name. It could also be given in reference to the rowan tree, a word of Old Norse origin (coincidentally sharing the same Indo-European root meaning "red" with the Irish name).
Rowland m English
Medieval variant of Roland.
Rowley m English
Variant of Roly.
Röwşen m Turkmen
Turkmen form of Roshan.
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".
Royal m & f English
From the English word royal, derived (via Old French) from Latin regalis, a derivative of rex "king". It was first used as a given name in the 19th century.
Royale f & m English (Rare)
Variant of Royal.
Royce m English
From a surname that was derived from the medieval given name Royse, a variant of Rose.
Roydon m English (Rare)
From a surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "rye hill", from Old English ryge "rye" and dun "hill".
Royle m English (Rare)
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "rye hill" from Old English ryge "rye" and hyll "hill".
Royston m English (British)
From a surname that was originally taken from an Old English place name meaning "town of Royse". The given name Royse was a medieval variant of Rose.
Ru m & f Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "scholar", () meaning "like, as, if", or other characters with similar pronunciations.
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.
Ruadhán m Irish
Diminutive of Ruadh. Saint Ruadhán was the founder of the monastery of Lorrha in the 6th century.
Ruaidhrí m Irish
Means "red king" from Old Irish rúad "red" combined with "king". This was the name of the last high king of Ireland, reigning in the 12th century.
Ruaidrí m Ancient Irish
Old Irish form of Ruaidhrí.
Ruairi m Scottish
Scottish form of Ruaidhrí.
Ruairí m Irish
Variant of Ruaidhrí.
Ruairidh m Scottish
Scottish form of Ruaidhrí.
Ruaraidh m Scottish
Scottish form 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 form of Ruaidhrí.
Rube m English
Short form of Reuben.
Rubem m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Reuben.
Rúben m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Reuben.
Rubén m Spanish
Spanish form of Reuben.
Rubèn m Catalan
Catalan form of Reuben.
Ruben m Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, French, Italian, Armenian, Biblical Latin
Dutch, Scandinavian, 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.