Names Starting with R

gender
usage
Richárd m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Richard.
Richard m English, French, German, Czech, Slovak, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Germanic
Means "brave ruler", derived from the Old German elements rih "ruler, king" and hart "hard, firm, brave, hardy". This was the name of three early dukes of Normandy. The Normans introduced it to England when they invaded in the 11th century, and it has been very common there since that time. It was borne by three kings of England including the 12th-century Richard I the Lionheart, one of the leaders of the Third Crusade.... [more]
Richardine f English (Rare)
Feminine form of Richard.
Richardis f Germanic (Latinized)
Germanic name, possibly a feminine form of Ricohard, though it is likely the second element is gart "enclosure" (being more common as a second element in feminine names). This was the name of the 9th-century wife of the Frankish emperor Charles the Fat. She is regarded as a saint.
Richelle f English
Variant of Rachel or Rochelle, probably influenced by Michelle.
Richie m English
Diminutive of Richard.
Richmal f English (Rare)
Meaning uncertain, possibly a combination of Richard and Mary. This name has been used since at least the late 18th century, mainly confined to the town of Bury in Lancashire.
Rick m English
Short form of Richard or names ending in rick. A notable fictional bearer was Rick Blaine, portrayed by Humphrey Bogart, from the movie Casablanca (1942).
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 Germanic
Derived from the Old German element rih "ruler, king" combined with muot "mind, spirit".
Rico m Spanish, Italian
Short form of Ricardo, Enrico and other names ending in rico.
Ricohard m Germanic
Old German form of Richard.
Rida m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic رضاء (see Ridha).
Riderch m Old Welsh
Old Welsh form of Rhydderch.
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 ar-Ridha, a 9th-century Shia imam.
Ridley m & f English (Rare)
From an English surname that was originally derived from various place names meaning either "reed clearing" or "channel clearing" in Old English.
Rıdvan m Turkish
Turkish form of Ridwan.
Ridwan m Arabic, Indonesian
Means "satisfaction" in Arabic.
Ridwana f Arabic
Feminine form of Rizwan.
Rie f Japanese
From Japanese (ri) meaning "reason, logic" or (ri) meaning "village" combined with (e) meaning "favour, benefit". Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
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.
Rifka f Yiddish
Yiddish variant of Rivka.
Rígán m Old Irish
Old Irish form of Ríoghán.
Rigantona f Celtic Mythology (Hypothetical)
Reconstructed old Celtic form of Rhiannon.
Rígbarddán m Old Irish
Means "little poet of the king", from Old Irish "king" (genitive ríg) combined with bard "poet" and a diminutive suffix.
Rigby m English (Rare)
From an English 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.
Rigmor f Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Scandinavian form of Ricmod, via the Old Danish form Rigmár.
Rihanna f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic رَيحانة (see Rayhana). This name is borne by the Barbadian singer Robyn Rihanna Fenty (1988-), known simply as Rihanna. In the United States it jumped in popularity between the years 2005 and 2008, when Rihanna was releasing her first albums. It quickly declined over the next few years.
Rihard m Slovene
Slovene form of Richard.
Rihards m Latvian
Latvian form of Richard.
Riika f Finnish
Variant of Riikka.
Riikka f Finnish
Finnish short form of Fredrika, Henriikka and other names ending in rika.
Riin f Estonian
Short form of Katariina.
Riina f Finnish, Estonian
Short form of Katariina.
Riitta f Finnish
Finnish short form of Piritta.
Rik m Dutch
Short form of Hendrik, Frederik and other names containing rik.
Rika f Swedish, Dutch
Short form of Fredrika, Henrika and other names ending in rika.
Rīkaharduz m Old Germanic (Hypothetical)
Proto-Germanic reconstruction of Richard.
Rikard m Swedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian variant of Richard.
Rike f German
German short form of Friederike, Henrike and other names ending in rike.
Rikhard m Finnish
Finnish form of Richard.
Rikke f Danish
Danish short form of Frederikke.
Rikki f English (Modern)
Feminine form of Ricky.
Riko f Japanese
From Japanese (ri) meaning "white jasmine" or (ri) meaning "reason, logic" combined with (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
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 pronunciation.
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.... [more]
Rilla f English
Short form of names ending in rilla. It is short for Marilla in L. M. Montgomery's sequels to her 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables, where it belongs to a daughter of Anne.
Rim f Arabic
Means "white antelope" in Arabic.
Rimantas m Lithuanian
From Lithuanian rimti "to calm down" combined with mantus "intelligent" or manta "property, wealth".
Rimas m Lithuanian
Short form of Rimantas.
Rin f & m Japanese
From Japanese (rin) meaning "dignified, severe, cold" or other kanji that are pronounced the same way.
Rina 1 f Italian, Dutch
Short form of Caterina or Catharina as well as other names ending in rina.
Rina 2 f Hebrew
Means "joy, singing" in Hebrew.
Rina 3 f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Possibly from Sanskrit रीण (rina) meaning "melted".
Rina 4 f Japanese
From Japanese (ri) meaning "white jasmine" or (ri) meaning "village" combined with (na), a phonetic character, or (na) meaning "vegetables, greens". Other kanji combinations are possible.
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.
Rinat 2 f Hebrew
Variant of Rina 2.
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.
Rio 2 f Japanese
From Japanese (ri) meaning "white jasmine" or (ri) meaning "village" combined with (o) meaning "center", (o) meaning "thread" or (o) meaning "cherry blossom". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
Ríoghán m Irish
From Old Irish Rígán, itself from "king" (or the derivative ríg "royal") combined with a diminutive suffix.
Ríoghnach f Irish Mythology
Derived from Old Irish rígain meaning "queen". According to some sources, this was the name of a wife of the semi-legendary Irish king Niall of the Nine Hostages.
Ríona f Irish
Either a variant of Ríoghnach or a short form of Caitríona.
Riordan m English (Rare)
From an Irish surname (Anglicized from Irish Gaelic Ó Ríoghbhárdáin), which was derived from the given name Rígbarddán.
Ripley f & m English (Rare)
From a surname that was derived from the name of various English towns, from Old English rippel "grove, thicket" and leah "clearing". A famous fictional bearer is the character Ellen Ripley (usually only called by her surname) from the Alien series of movies, beginning 1979.
Ris m Old Welsh
Old Welsh form of Rhys.
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.
Rīta f Latvian (Rare)
Possibly derived from Latvian rīts meaning "morning". Alternatively it could be a Latvian variant of Rita.
Rita f Italian, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Estonian, Hungarian, Spanish, Portuguese, Latvian, Lithuanian
Short form of Margherita and other names ending in rita. Saint Rita (born Margherita Lotti) was a 15th-century nun from Cascia, Italy. Another famous bearer was the American actress Rita Hayworth (1918-1987).
Ritchie m English
Variant of Richie.
Ritika f Indian, Hindi
Means either "movement, stream" or "brass" in Sanskrit.
Ritu f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi
Means "season, period" in Sanskrit.
Ritva f Finnish
Means "birch branch" in Finnish.
Riva f Hebrew
Diminutive of Rivka.
Rivaldo m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Meaning uncertain, possibly a variant of Rinaldo, possibly influenced by Portuguese rio, Latin rivus meaning "river". A famous bearer is the Brazilian former soccer player Rivaldo Vítor Borba Ferreira (1972-), who is usually known by only his first name.
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".
Rivka f Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of Rebecca.
Rivqah f Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of Rebecca.
Riya f Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
Means "singer" in Sanskrit.
Rıza m Turkish
Turkish form of Ridha.
Rizpah f Biblical
Means "coal, hot stone" in Hebrew. According to the Old Testament Rizpah was one of Saul's concubines. After her sons were put to death by the Gibeonites, she guarded the displayed bodies for five months to prevent animals from eating them.
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.
Rizwana f Urdu, Arabic
Urdu form of Ridwana, 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 "praise, 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
Originally a short form of names beginning with the Old German element hraban meaning "raven".
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.
Robena f English (Rare)
Feminine variant of Robin.
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, Albanian, Romanian, Catalan, Germanic
From the Germanic name Hrodebert meaning "bright fame", derived from the elements hruod "fame" and beraht "bright". The Normans introduced this name to Britain, where it replaced the rare 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.
Roberte f French
French feminine form of Robert.
Robertina f Spanish, Italian (Rare)
Feminine diminutive of Roberto.
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.
Robina f English (Rare)
Feminine form of Robin. It originated in Scotland in the 17th century.
Robrecht m Dutch (Rare)
Older Dutch form of Robert, still sometimes used in Belgium.
Robyn f English
Feminine variant of Robin.
Robynne f English (Rare)
Feminine variant of Robin.
Roc m Catalan
Catalan form of Rocco.
Rocco m Italian, Germanic
Germanic name possibly derived from hruoh meaning "crow, rook". 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.
Rochel f Yiddish
Yiddish form of Rachel.
Rochelle f English
From the name of the French city La Rochelle, meaning "little rock". It first became commonly used as a given name in America in the 1930s, probably due to the fame of actress Rochelle Hudson (1914-1972) and because of the similarity to the name Rachel.
Rochus m German (Rare), Dutch (Rare), Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of Rocco, used in occasionally German and Dutch.
Rocío f Spanish
Means "dew" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary María del Rocío meaning "Mary of the Dew".
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 the boxer Rocky Balboa (played by Sylvester Stallone) in the movie Rocky (1976) and its 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 Old German elements hruod "fame" and rih "ruler, king". This name was in use among the Visigoths; it was borne by their last king (Gothic form *Hroþireiks, also known by the Spanish form 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 Walter Scott's 1811 poem The Vision of Don Roderick.... [more]
Rodge m English
Short form of Rodger.
Rodger m English
Variant of Roger.
Rodica f Romanian
Derived from Slavic rod meaning "fertile".
Rodina f Scottish
Scottish feminine form of Roderick.
Rodion m Russian
Russian form of Ῥοδίων (Rhodion), a short form of Herodion.
Rodney m English
From an English surname, originally derived from a place name, which meant "Hroda's island" in Old English (where Hroda is an Old English 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, Italian and Galician form of Roderick, via the Latinized Gothic form Rudericus. 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.
Rogatus m Late Roman
From Latin rogatus meaning "request, entreaty", in turn derived from rogo meaning "to ask, to request". This name was borne by several early and relatively obscure martyrs and saints.
Rogelio m Spanish
Spanish form of the Late Latin name Rogellus or Rogelius. This was probably related to the Germanic name Hrodger (see Roger), perhaps a remnant of a Visigothic cognate. It has also been suggested that it could be derived from a diminutive of the Latin name Rogatus. Saint Rogellus was a 9th-century martyr from Córdoba.
Roger m English, French, Catalan, Swedish, Norwegian, German, Dutch
From the Germanic name Hrodger meaning "famous spear", derived from the elements hruod "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.... [more]
Rogério m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Roger.
Roghayeh f Persian
Persian form of Ruqayyah.
Rogier m Dutch
Dutch form of Roger (via Old French).
Rohan 1 m Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada
Derived from Sanskrit रोहण (rohana) meaning "ascending".
Rohan 2 f Literature
From the novel The Lord of the Rings (1954) by J. R. R. Tolkien, where it is a place name meaning "horse country" in the fictional language Sindarin.
Rohese f Medieval English
Norman French form of Hrodohaidis.
Rohesia f Medieval English (Latinized)
Latinized form of the medieval name Rohese (see Rose).
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.
Roimata f Maori
Means "teardrop" in Maori.
Róis f Irish (Rare)
Irish form of Rose, or directly from the Irish word rós meaning "rose" (genitive róis; of Latin origin).
Róise f Irish
Variant of Róis.
Róisín f Irish
Diminutive of Róis or the Irish word rós meaning "rose" (of Latin origin). It appears in the 17th-century song Róisín Dubh.
Rok m Slovene
Slovene form of Rocco.
Rokas m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Rocco.
Roko m Croatian
Croatian form of Rocco.
Roksana f Russian, Polish
Russian and Polish form of Roxana.
Roksolana f Ukrainian, Russian
Ukrainian and Russian form of Roxelana.
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, Slovak, Albanian, Georgian, Medieval French
From the Old German elements hruod meaning "fame" and lant meaning "land", though some theories hold that the second element was originally nand meaning "brave".... [more]
Rolandas m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Roland.
Rolande f French
French feminine form of Roland.
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 Old German 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.
Rollie m English
Diminutive 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.
Roma 2 f Various
From the name of the Italian city, commonly called Rome in English.
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).
Romaine f French, English
French feminine 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 including a 7th-century bishop of Rouen, as well as medieval rulers of Bulgaria, Kyiv and Moldavia.
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).
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).
Roméo m French
French form of Romeo.
Romeo m Italian, Romanian
Italian form of the Late Latin Romaeus or Late Greek Ρωμαῖος (Romaios), which meant "from Rome" or "Roman". Romeo is best known as the lover of Juliet in William Shakespeare's tragedy Romeo and Juliet (1596). Shakespeare based his play on earlier Italian stories by Luigi Da Porto (1524) and Matteo Bandello (1554), which both featured characters named Giulietta and Romeo.
Romeu m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Romeo.
Romey f English (Rare)
Diminutive of Rosemary.
Romi f Hebrew
Means "my height, my exaltation" in Hebrew.
Romilda f Italian, Germanic (Latinized)
Means "famous battle" from the Germanic elements hruom "fame, glory" and hilt "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.
Romina f Italian
Possibly a variant of Romana.
Romola f Italian (Rare)
Italian feminine form of Romulus.
Romolo m Italian
Italian form of Romulus.
Romuald m French, Polish, Germanic
From the Germanic elements hruom meaning "fame, glory" and walt meaning "power, authority". This was the name of an 11th-century Italian saint who founded the Camaldolese order.
Romualda f Lithuanian, Polish
Feminine form of Romuald.
Romualdas m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Romuald.
Romualdo m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Romuald.
Romualds m Latvian
Latvian form of Romuald.
Rómulo m Spanish, Portuguese (European)
Spanish and European Portuguese form of Romulus.
Rômulo m Portuguese (European)
Brazilian 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.
Rona 1 f English
Variant of Rhona.
Rona 2 f Hebrew
Feminine form of Ron 2.
Ronald m Scottish, English, Dutch, German
Scottish form of Ragnvaldr, a name introduced to Britain 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, first appearing in 1963.
Ronalda f Scottish
Feminine form of Ronald.
Ronaldinho m Portuguese
Diminutive of Ronaldo. A famous bearer is the retired Brazilian soccer player Ronaldo de Assis Moreira (1980-), who is usually called simply Ronaldinho.
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, Old Irish
Means "little seal", derived from Old Irish rón "seal" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of several early Irish saints, including a pilgrim to Brittany who founded the hermitage at Locronan in the 6th century.
Ronan m Breton, Irish, French, English (Modern)
Breton and Anglicized form of Rónán.
Ronda f English
Variant of Rhonda.
Ronen m Hebrew
Derived from Hebrew רֹן (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 1 f & m Hebrew
Means "my joy" or "my song" in Hebrew.
Roni 2 f English
Diminutive of Veronica.
Roni 3 m Finnish
Finnish short form of Hieronymus.
Ronin m English (Modern)
Variant of Ronan, also coinciding with the Japanese term 浪人 (ronin) meaning "masterless samurai".
Ronit 1 f Irish (Rare)
Anglicized form of Rathnait.
Ronit 2 f Hebrew
Strictly feminine form of Ron 2.
Ronja f Swedish, Finnish
Invented by Swedish children's author Astrid Lindgren, who based it on the middle portion of Juronjaure, the name of a lake in Sweden. Lindgren used it in her 1981 book Ronia the Robber's Daughter (Ronia is the English translation).
Ronne m Frisian
Variant of Roan.
Ronnette f English (Rare)
Feminine form of Ronald.
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.
Roos f Dutch
Dutch vernacular form of Rosa 1, meaning "rose" in Dutch.
Roosa f Finnish
Finnish form of Rosa 1.
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).
Roosje f Dutch
Diminutive of Rosa 1.
Roparzh m Breton
Breton form of Robert.
Roque m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Rocco.
Rorie f & m English
Variant of Rory.
Rory m & f Irish, Scottish, English
Anglicized form of Ruaidhrí. Typically a masculine name, it gained some popularity for girls in the United States after it was used on the television series Gilmore Girls (2000-2007), in this case as a nickname for Lorelai. Despite this, the name has grown more common for boys in America, especially after 2011, perhaps due to Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy (1989-).
Rós f Icelandic
Means "rose" in Icelandic.
Ros f English
Short form of Rosalind, Rosamund and other names beginning with Ros.
Rósa f Icelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese form of Rosa 1.
Rosa 1 f Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Catalan, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Dutch, German, English
Generally this can be considered to be from Latin rosa meaning "rose", though originally it may have come from the unrelated 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 the American civil rights activist Rosa Parks (1913-2005).
Rosa 2 f Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Means "dew" in the South Slavic languages.
Rosabel f English (Rare)
Combination of Rosa 1 and the common name suffix bel, inspired by Latin bella "beautiful". This name was created in the 18th century.
Rosaire m French
Means "rosary" in French.
Rosalba f Italian
Italian name meaning "white rose", derived from Latin rosa "rose" and alba "white". A famous bearer was the Venetian painter Rosalba Carriera (1675-1757).
Rosalee f English
Variant of Rosalie.
Rosaleen f English (Rare), Irish
Variant of Rosaline. James Clarence Mangan used it as a translation for Róisín in his poem Dark Rosaleen (1846).
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 Old German elements hros meaning "horse" and lind meaning "soft, flexible, 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.
Rosalyn f English
Variant of Rosaline. It can also be considered an elaboration of Rose with the common name suffix lyn.
Rosa María f Spanish
Combination of Rosa 1 and María.
Rosamond f English
Variant of Rosamund, in use since the Middle Ages.
Rosamund f English (Rare)
Derived from the Old German elements hros "horse" and munt "protection". This name was borne by the wife of the Lombard king Alboin in the 6th century. The Normans introduced it to England. It was subsequently interpreted as coming from Latin rosa munda "pure rose" or rosa mundi "rose of the world". This was the name of the mistress of Henry II, the king of England in the 12th century. According to legends she was murdered by his wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine.
Rosana f Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish form of Roxana.