Submitted Names Starting with R

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RAABEfPortuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of Rahab.
RAAFAALImGreenlandic
Greenlandic younger form of Râvfaile.
RAAFAELmFinnish
Finnish form of Raphael.
RAAGEmSomali
Means "he who delayed at birth" in Somali.
RAAMAmJapanese
From Japanese 羅 (ra) meaning "gauze, thin silk" combined with 天 (ama) meaning "heavens, sky". Other kanji combinations are possible.
RAAMAHmBiblical
Means "exalted" or "thunder". In the Bible, this is a son of Cush.
RAAMIAHmBiblical
Means "thunder of Yahweh" in Hebrew. This is a minor character in the Bible, a prince who returns from exile in the book of Nehemiah.
RAANUm & fIndian
Raanu was the Agori leader of the Fire Tribe.
RAAVfRussian
Russian form of Rahab.
RAAVIfIndian, Hindi, Hinduism, Kannada, Telugu
Name: Raavi / Raawi रावी... [more]
RAAYmNepali
MEANING - King, royal... [more]
RABADASHmLiterature
The ambitious crown prince of Calormen in 'The Horse and His Boy' by C.S. Lewis.
RABAHmArabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic رَبِحَ (rabiḥa) meaning "to win, to gain, to profit" (chiefly Algerian).
RABASTANmLiterature
Invented variant of Rastaban. This is the name of Rabastan Lestrange, a character in the "Harry Potter" series written by J.K. Rowling.
RABBAHmHebrew
Rabbah, from the Hebrew name "רבה" (Rabbah) means "Great" or "Rabbi"
RABBIYAfPakistani (Rare)
Variant transcription of Rabi'a.
RABEAfGerman, Arabic, Hebrew
Means "little girl" in Hebrew and "spring" in Arabic.
RABEAHfArabic (Rare)
Variant transcription of Rabi'a.
RABEEmAfrican
Variant spelling of Rabi.
RABEKKAHfEnglish (Rare)
A spelling of Rebecca which seems to have been used in the 1600s and 1700s, and was apparently revived in the late 1990s.
RABIAHfEnglish (Rare), Pakistani (Rare)
Variant transcription of Rabi'a which has also seen some usage in the English-speaking world.
RABIATfChechen, Ingush
Chechen and Ingush form of Rabi'a.
RABICANOmLiterature
Means "white tail", derived from Spanish rabo "tail" and Spanish cano "white". The original word described a horse with white hairs in its tail, though nowadays rabicano refers to a certain coat color for horses, specifically in roans... [more]
RABIHmArabic
Variant transcription of Rabih (1) (chiefly Lebanese).
RABIJAfBosnian (Rare)
Bosnian form of Rabi'a.
RABINDRANATHmIndian
First name of poet, Rabindranath Tagore.
RABIYATfDagestani, Avar, Lezgian, Lak
Dagestani form of Rabi'a.
RABIYEfTurkish
Turkish form of Rabia.
RABMAGmBiblical
Rabmag is the name of two figures in the Bible.
RABUNOfJapanese
From Japanese 愛 (rabu) meaning "love, affection" combined with 乃 (no), a possessive particle. Other combinations of kanji characters can also form this name.
RABURIfJapanese
From Japanese 愛 (rabu) meaning "love, affection" combined with 璃 (ri) meaning "glassy". Other kanji combinations are possible.
RABURI-fJapanese
From Japanese 愛 (rabu) meaning "love, affection" combined with 莉 (ri) meaning "white jasmine" or 里 (ri) meaning "village". Other kanji combinations are possible. ... [more]
RACERmEnglish (Rare)
Late Old English, from Old Norse rás ‘current.’ It was originally a northern English word with the sense ‘rapid forward movement,’ which gave rise to the senses ‘contest of speed’ (early 16th century) and ‘channel, path’ (i.e., the space traversed)... [more]
RACEYfEnglish
Created name combining Ray with the acey suffix, found in names such as Casey, Macy, and Tracy.
RACHAMIMmHebrew
Rachamim, Hebrew word for "mercy", which derives from the Hebrew word for womb, (rechem). Also means "compassionate".... [more]
RACHANAf & mKhmer
Means "fine arts" in Khmer.
RACHANEEfThai
Believed to be a Thai title for a queen.
RÂCHÉfJèrriais
Jèrriais form of Rachel.
RACHELAfItalian (Rare), Dutch (Rare), Afrikaans (Rare)
Italian variant of Rachele as well as a Latinate form of Rachel.
RACHIDmArabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi transcription of Rashid (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
RACHIDAfArabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi transcription of Rashida (chiefly Moroccan).
RACHIDEmArabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi variant of Rashid.
RACHITmIndian
Creation or to create. Language of origin: Hindi. Place of origin: India
RACHNILDfDutch
Dutch form of Old Norse Ragnhild. ... [more]
RACIBORmPolish
Polish form of Ratibor.
RACIMIRmPolish
Polish form of Ratimir.
RÁĎAmCzech
Diminutive of Radek and Radim.
RADAfThai
Means "delight" in Thai.
RADAGASTmLiterature
One of the wizards in the books by J.R.R. Tolkien. His name may mean "tender of beasts" in Adûnaic.
RADAMANTmBosnian, Croatian, Romanian
Bosnian, Croatian and Romanian form of Rhadamanthos.
RADAMANTOmItalian, Portuguese
Italian and Portuguese form of Rhadamanthos.
RADAMELmSpanish (Latin American, Rare)
Best known for being the name of Colombian soccer striker Radamel Falcao (b. 1986). The meaning of the name is unknown. It may come from the surname Radamel or even be a hispanicized form of Radomil (via Slavic immigrants).
RADAMESmTheatre
Radamès is a character, the captain of the guard, in the opera 'Aida' (1871). The setting of the opera is ancient Egypt, and the creators of the play likely invented the name to sound vaguely Egyptian by integrating Ra into the name.
RADANmCzech
Radan is short form of Radovan meaning "joyful". Name Days celebrate 14th January.
RADBALDmAncient Germanic
Derived from Old High German rât "counsel" combined with Old High German bald "bold, brave."
RADBERTmAncient Germanic
Derived from Old High German rât "counsel" combined with Old High German beraht "bright."
RADBODmAncient Germanic
Derived from Old High German rât "counsel" combined with Gothic biutan "to offer" or Old High German boto "bid, offer."
RADBRANDmAncient Germanic
Derived from Old High German rât "counsel" combined with Old Norse brand "sword."
RADBURGfAncient Germanic
The first element of this name is derived from Old High German rât "counsel." The second element is derived from Gothic bairgan (bergan in Old High German) "to keep, to save, to preserve", or from Old High German burg "fortress."
RADDAImBiblical, Hebrew
Possibly from Hebrew רָדָה (radah) meaning "to beat down" or "to spread out". This name belonged to the fifth son of Jesse (according to 2 Chronicles 2:14).
RADEGONDAfItalian
Italian form of Radegund.
RADEGONDEfDutch, French
Dutch and French form of Radegund.
RADEGUNDfAncient Germanic, History
Variant of Radgund. Radegund lived in the 6th century AD and was a daughter of Berthar/Bertachar, one of the three kings of Thuringia. She later became the second wife of Chlothar I, a Frankish king from the Merovingian dynasty.
RADENKOmSerbian, Croatian
An elaborate form of Rade.
RADEYAfPakistani
Always happy
RADFRIDmAncient Germanic
Derived from Old High German rât "counsel" combined with Old High German fridu "peace."
RÅDGÄRDfSwedish (Rare)
Modern Swedish form of Radhgärdh.
RADGARDfAncient Germanic
The first element of this name is derived from Old High German rât "counsel." The second element is derived from gardan "to hedge in, to enclose, to fence in" or from Gothic gards "house, garden, (court)yard."
RADGASTmAncient Germanic
Derived from Old High German rât "counsel" combined with Gothic gasts (gast in Old High German) "guest, stranger."
RADGERmAncient Germanic
The first element of this Germanic name is derived from Old High German rât "counsel." The second element is derived from Gothic gairu (gêr in Old High German) "spear", or from garva (garo in Old High German, and gearu in Anglo-Saxon) "ready, prepared."
RADGILDfAncient Germanic
Derived from Old High German rât "counsel" combined with Gothic gild "sacrifice."
RADGISmAncient Germanic
The first element of this Germanic name comes from Old High German rât "counsel." The meaning and origin of the second element is rather uncertain: we know that it comes from gis (the original form was possibly gîs), but we don't exactly know where gis itself comes from... [more]
RÅDGJERDfNorwegian (Rare)
Norwegian younger form of Ráðgerðr.
RÅDGRIDfNorwegian
Norwegian form of Ráðgríðr.
RADGRIMmAncient Germanic
Derived from Old High German rât "counsel" combined with Old Norse grîma "mask."
RADGUNDfAncient Germanic
Derived from Old High German rât "counsel" combined with Old High German gund "war."
RADHAIDfAncient Germanic
Derived from Old High German rât "counsel" combined with haidu "figure, person" (see Adelaide).
RADHAKRISHNAmIndian, Kannada, Telugu
Combination of Radha and Krishna. In Hinduism, the term Radha Krishna refers to the combination of both feminine and masculine aspects of God.
RADHAKRISHNANmIndian
Krishna lord of Hindus and Radha his staunch devotee finally became part of him
RADHARDmAncient Germanic
Derived from Old High German rât "counsel" combined with Gothic hardus (hart in Old High German) "brave, hardy."
RADHGÄRDHfOld Swedish
Old Swedish form of Ráðgerðr.
RADHILDfAncient Germanic
Derived from Old High German rât "counsel" combined with Old Norse hildr "battle."
RADHOUANEmArabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi transcription of Ridwan (chiefly Tunisian).
RADHOUÈNEmArabic (Maghrebi, Rare)
Maghrebi transcription of Ridwan (chiefly Tunisian).
RADIANCEf & mEnglish
From the English word, defined as "the light or heat as emitted or reflected by something" or "great happiness", occasionally used as a given name.
RADIGUNDfLiterature
Variant of Radegund used by Edmund Spenser for a queen of the Amazons in his poem 'The Faerie Queene' (1590).
RADIKmTatar, Bashkir
Derived from Persian راضی‎ (râzi) meaning "pleased, satisfied, happy" (through an Arabic borrowing).
RADINmPersian (Rare)
Persian given name meaning ''chivalrous man''.
RADINAfBulgarian
Bulgarian variant of Radana.
RADIŠAmSerbian, Croatian, Slovene
Derived from the Slavic element rad "care".
RADISSONmEnglish (Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Radisson.
RADIVOJmSerbian, Croatian
Derived from the Slavic element rad "happy, willing" combined with voi "soldier".
RADIXmAncient Roman
Root, base. From the Latin radix, radicis.
RADIYmRussian (Rare), Tatar (Rare)
Variant form of Radik. Also note that radiy is also the Russian word for radium, an alkaline earth metal. The name was used in the Soviet era in reference to scientific progress.
RADLEYmEnglish
Radley is an English name meaning "red clearing". In literature, it's used as the surname of the character Arthur "Boo" Radley of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
RADMANmAncient Germanic
Derived from Old High German rât "counsel" combined with man "man."
RADMARmAncient Germanic
Derived from Old High German rât "counsel" combined with Old High German mâri "famous."
RADMEHRmPersian
Persian masculine name meaning "Generous and radiant, Giving sun".
RÅDMUNDmNorwegian (Rare)
Norwegian younger form of Ráðmundr.
RADMUNDmAncient Germanic
Derived from Old High German rât "counsel" combined with Old High German mund "protection."
RADNERmSoviet
Derived from the Russian phrase радуйся новой эре (raduysya novoy ere) meaning "hail the new era", referring to communism and the Soviet period. This name was used by Soviet parents who were eager to reject traditional Russian names... [more]
RADNEYmAmerican
Possibly a variant of Rodney. Noted bearer is country music artist Radney Foster.
RÅDNYfNorwegian, Swedish
Younger form of Ráðný.
RADNYfSwedish
Swedish form of Ráðný.
RADOmSlovene
Male form of Rada.
RADOALDmAncient Germanic, History
Variant of Radwald. Radoald was the name of a 7th-century duke of Benevento (Italy).
RADOCIECHmPolish
Derived from Slavic rad "care" combined with Slavic tech "solace, comfort, joy".
RADOEmRussian
Means "joyful" in Russian.
RADOGOSTmPolish
Derived from Slavic rad "care" combined with Slavic gost "guest".
RADOJEmSerbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
Derived from rad meaning "work" or "happily".
RADOJKAfSerbian, Croatian
Derived from the Slavic element rad meaning "happy, willing".
RADOLFmDutch, German
Dutch and German form of Radulf.
RADOMĚRmSorbian
Sorbian form of Radomir.
RADOMYSŁmPolish
Derived from Slavic rad "care" combined with Polish myśl "thought" (which is ultimately derived from Proto-Slavic mysliti "to think").
RADOSTfBulgarian, German (Rare)
A usual Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, and Macedonian word meaning "joy".... [more]
RADRICmAfrican American (Rare)
Variant of Roderick. This is also the real name of Rapper "Gucci Mane" born Radric Davis.
RADTRUDfAncient Germanic
Derived from Old High German rât "counsel" combined with þruþ "strength."
RĂDUCUmRomanian
Romanian diminutive of the given name Radu or names containing the name element.
RADUINmFrench
French form of Radwin.
RADUSmMedieval
Recorded in Montenegro in the early 1600s.
RADUŠAfCroatian, Czech, Slovak, Slovene
Croatian, Czech, Slovak and Slovene diminutive of any Slavic feminine name that contains the element rad meaning "happy" or "willing", such as Radana, Radmila and Radoslava. Also compare Raduška.
RADUŠKAfCroatian, Czech, Slovak, Slovene
Croatian, Czech, Slovak and Slovene diminutive of any Slavic feminine name that contains the element rad meaning "happy" or "willing", such as Radana, Radmila and Radoslava. Also compare Raduša.
RADVILĖfLithuanian
This name is derived from rado meaning "found" and viltis meaning "hope."
RADVÍTmCzech
Is a Czech version of Slavic name Radoslav.
RADWALDmAncient Germanic
Derived from Old High German rât "counsel" combined with Gothic valdan "to reign."
RADWARDmAncient Germanic
Derived from Old High German rât "counsel" combined with Old High German wart "guard."
RADWIGmAncient Germanic
Derived from Old High German rât "counsel" combined with Old High German wîg "warrior."
RADWINmAncient Germanic
Derived from Old High German rât "counsel" combined with Old High German wini "friend."
RADYAm & fCzech, Russian
Czech male nickname for Radim and a Russian female variant of Rada.
RAEmFinnish
From the Finnish word "rae" meaning "hailstone" and "grain".
RAEANNEfEnglish
Combination of Rae and Anne.
RÆDGYÐfAnglo-Saxon
Old English cognate of Radgund.
RAEDIEAHKKAfSami Mythology
Raedieahkka was the wife of the superior Sami deity Radien-attje.
RÆDMUNDmAnglo-Saxon
Old English cognate of Radmund.
RÆDWALDmAnglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements ræd "counsel" and weald "rule". It was borne by a king of East Anglia.
RAEENmPersian
means "thoughtful" in persian... [more]
RÆFLImAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse weak side-form of Refill.
RAELEEfEnglish
Variant of Raylee.
RAELLEfEnglish (American)
Feminine form of Rael.
RAEMEEfEnglish (American, Modern, Rare)
Allegedly a feminine form of Rémy.
RAEMONDmEnglish (Rare)
This is possibly modern, and as is a variant of Raymond.
RAETfEgyptian Mythology
Feminine form of RA... [more]
RAEVEENAfHindi
Raeveena is a variation of the Hindi name Raveena, meaning sunny or beauty of the sun.
RAEVENm & fEnglish (Rare)
Variant of Raven.
RAEWYNfEnglish (New Zealand), English (Australian)
A combination of RAE and WYN. Even though it's mostly used in both Australia and New Zealand, it's more often given to girls in the latter country.
RAFAAfArabic
Means "kindness" or "compassion". It is derived from the Quran and is the root for one of the 99 Names of Allah: Ar-Raoof (The Compassionate).
RAFAÄLmTatar
Variant transcription of Rafaäl' (see Raphael).
RAFAÄL'mTatar
Tatar form of Raphael.
RAFAELISmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of Raphael.
RAFAELSmLatvian
Latvian form of Raphael.
RAFA'ILmArabic
Arabic form of Raphael.
RAFAILIAfGreek
Feminine form of Rafail.
RAFAYELmArmenian
Armenian form of Raphael.
RAFELmAragonese, Catalan
Catalan and Aragonese form of Raphael.
RAFELAfAragonese
Aragonese feminine form of Raphael.
RAFÈUmOccitan
Occitan form of Raphael.
RAFFmDutch
Variant of Raf.
RAFFAËLAfDutch
Dutch form of Raffaela.
RAFFEmEnglish
Diminutive of Raphael.
RÁFFOmSami
Sami form of Rafael.
RÄFFUmGerman (Swiss)
Bernese German form of Raphael.
RÁFIfSami
Feminine Sami name, from the word ráfi meaning "peace".
RAFImArabic, Urdu
From Arabic رَفِيع (rafīʿ) meaning "high, elevated, sublime".
RAFIANmIndonesian
An Indonesian masculine name.
RAFIANAfIndonesian
Feminine form of Rafian.
RAFIATUfYoruba
Variation of Rafiah.
RAFIDmArabic
Means "tributary" in Arabic.
RAFIDAHfMalay
Malay feminine form of Rafid.
RAFIELEmSardinian
Sardinian form of Raphael.
RAFIFfArabic
Means "iris" in Arabic.
RAFIKmArabic (Maghrebi), Arabic (Egyptian), Indian (Muslim)
Variant transcription of Rafiq (chiefly Algerian and Egyptian) also used in India.
RAFIKIm & fAfrican, Popular Culture
The Swahili word for "Friend", possibly related to the Arabic Rafiq. This was the name of the baboon mentor of Simba and Mufasa in the 1991 film "The Lion King", which was adapted into a play in 1997... [more]
RAFILAfRomanian (Rare), Various (Modern, Rare)
Probably a simplified form of Raphaela.
RAFIQAHfMalaysian, Indonesian
Feminine form of Rafiq.
RAFITAmSpanish
Diminutive of Rafael.
RAFIULLAHmMuslim
Formed from the Arabic words رفیع (rafīʿ) "high, elevated, sublime" and الله (Allah) "god".
RAFKAfArabic
Variant transcription of Rafqa.
RAFKEf & mDutch
When borne by a female person, this name is a good example of how one can turn a very masculine name (Raf) into a feminine name by simply adding the diminutive suffix -ke to the original name... [more]
RAFNmIcelandic, Old Danish
Old Danish form of Hrafn.
RAFNEYfIcelandic
Icelandic variant of Hrafney.
RAFNHILDURfIcelandic
Icelandic younger form of Rafnhildr.
RAFNKELLmIcelandic
Icelandic variant of Hrafnkell.
RAFOmSpanish
Diminutive of Rafael.
RAFUmFinnish (Rare)
Finnish diminutive of Rafael.
RAGAfJapanese
From Japanese 蘭 (ra) meaning "orchid" combined with 雅 (ga) meaning "elegant". Other kanji combinations are possible.
RAGABmArabic
Means dignity and glory. Also, the seventh Arabic month was named by this name to glorify that month; as fighting was forbidden during it.
RAGGEmOld Swedish, Swedish
Old Swedish form of Raggi or Swedish diminutive of Ragnar.
RAGGImAncient Scandinavian, Old Danish
Old Norse name and byname, from Old Norse rǫgg meaning "a tuft, shagginess".
RÅGGIERDfSwedish (Rare, Archaic)
Swedish former (until the 18th century) dialectal variant of Radhgärdh.
RAGHADfArabic
affluence ; comfort ; ease ; opulence
RAGHAVmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu
From Sanskrit राघव (rāghava) meaning "descendant of Raghu", also used to refer to members of the legendary Raghuvaṃśa dynasty.
RAGHEBmArabic
Means "seeking, aspiring" in Arabic.
RAGHImOld Danish
Old Danish form of Ragi.
RAGHIBmArabic
Variant of Ragheb.
RAGImAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse name and byname, from Old Norse ragr meaning "craven, cowardly".
RÅGIÄHLfSwedish (Rare, Archaic)
Swedish former (until the 18th century) dialectal variant of Radhgärdh.
RAGIBAGHmMedieval Mongolian
Ragibagh (Arigabag) (1320-1328) is regarded as the 11th Great Khan of the Mongol Empire.
RÅGIERDfSwedish (Rare, Archaic)
Swedish former (until the 18th century) dialectal variant of Radhgärdh.
RAGINBALDmAncient Germanic
Derived from Gothic ragin (regin in Old High German) "advice" combined with Old High German bald "bold, brave."
RAGINBERTmAncient Germanic
Means "bright advice", derived from Gothic ragin (regin in Old High German) "advice" combined with Old High German beraht "bright."
RAGINBODmAncient Germanic
Derived from Gothic ragin (regin in Old High German) "advice" combined with Gothic biutan "to offer" or Old High German boto "bid, offer."
RAGINBRANDmAncient Germanic
Derived from Gothic ragin (regin in Old High German) "advice" combined with Old Norse brand "sword."
RAGINBURGfAncient Germanic
The first element of this name is derived from Gothic ragin (regin in Old High German) "advice." The second element is derived from Gothic bairgan (bergan in Old High German) "to keep, to save, to preserve", or from Old High German burg "fortress."
RAGINFRIDmAncient Germanic
Means "peaceful advice", derived from Gothic ragin (regin in Old High German) "advice" combined with Old High German fridu "peace."
RAGINGARDfAncient Germanic
The first element of this name is derived from Gothic ragin (regin in Old High German) "advice." The second element is derived from gardan "to hedge in, to enclose, to fence in" or from Gothic gards "house, garden, (court)yard."
RAGINHELMmAncient Germanic
Derived from Gothic ragin (regin in Old High German) "advice" combined with Old High German helm "helmet, protection."
RAGINHERmAncient Germanic
Derived from Gothic ragin (regin in Old High German) "advice" combined with Old High German hari "army."
RAGINHILDfAncient Germanic
Derived from Gothic ragin "advice" (Old High German regin) combined with Old Norse hildr "battle" (compare Reinhild, Ragnhild).
RAGINOALDmOld High German
Old High German form of Raginald.
RAGINOLFmAncient Germanic
Variant spelling of Raginulf.
RAGINPERTmAncient Germanic, History
Variant spelling of Raginbert. Raginpert was the name of an early 8th-century king of the Lombards.
RAGINTRUDfAncient Germanic
Derived from Gothic ragin (regin in Old High German) "advice" combined with þruþ "strength."
RAGINULFmAncient Germanic
Derived from Gothic ragin (regin in Old High German) "advice" combined with Gothic vulfs "wolf."
RAGINWARDmAncient Germanic
Derived from Gothic ragin (regin in Old High German) "advice" combined with Old High German wart "guard."
RAGIPmTurkish
Ragıp is the Turkish form of Ragheb.
RAGNACHARmAncient Germanic, History
Derived from Gothic ragin (regin in Old High German) "advice" combined with Old High German wachar "vigilant." It might also be a form of Raginher. Ragnachar was a 5th-century king of Cambrai.
RAGNÆLFfOld Swedish
Old Swedish form of Ragnælfr.
RAGNÆLFRfAncient Scandinavian
Old Norse combination of regin "advise", "decision", "might", "power" (of the gods) and ælfR "elf".