Submitted Names Starting with R

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Rorik m Dutch (Rare)
Means "famous ruler", cognates from Hrœrekr from the Old Norse elements HRÓÐR meaning "fame" and RÍKR meaning "ruler, mighty, rich" (1)... [more]
Roriko f Japanese
From Japanese 露 (ro) meaning "naked, bare", 李 (ri) meaning "plum" combined with 子 (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Rorisang f Tswana
Means "praise Him (God)" in Setswana.
Roronoa m Popular Culture
Roronoa Zoro is a fictional character in the One Piece franchise created by Eiichiro Oda.
Rós f Irish, Icelandic
Means "rose" in Irish and Icelandic.
Ros m Scottish (Rare), Irish (Rare), English (British, Rare)
Variant of Ross occasionally used in Ireland.
Ros f & m Indonesian
From Indonesian ros meaning "rose".
Rósa f Icelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese form of Rose.
Ròsa f Lengadocian, Provençal, Gascon
Occitan form of Rose.
Rosabeth f English, Filipino (Rare)
Combination of Rosa and Beth.
Rosado m & f Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
From the Spanish word meaning "pink".
Rosafiere f Medieval Dutch
I found it on a Dutch baby name site claiming it is a Dutch Medieval name, possibly from the Late Latin meaning fiery rose.
Rosaleah f English
Modern English variant of Rozalia; also a combination of Rose and Leah.
Rosalee f English (Rare)
English variant of Rosalie.
Rosalette f English (Rare)
Possibly an elaborated form of Rosa or Rosalie.
Rosàlia f Sardinian
Sardinian variant of Rosalia.
Rosalieke f Dutch (Rare)
Usually a diminutive form of Rosalie, seeing as the name contains the Dutch diminutive suffix -ke. However, in some cases, this name can also be a blend of the names Rosa and Lieke.
Rósalind f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Rosalind.
Rosalinde f German
German form of Rosalind.
Rosalint f Old High German
German feminine name with the combination of hruod "praise, glory, honour, fame" and lindi "weak, soft, flexible" or ros "horse" and lindi "weak, soft, flexible" or rós "rose" and lindi "weak, soft, flexible".
Rosalío m Spanish
Masculine form of Rosalía.
Rosalique f Dutch (Rare)
Combination of Rosa or Rosalie with any French name that ends in -ique, such as Angélique and Monique... [more]
Rosaluna f Obscure
Combination of Rosa and Luna.
Rosalynn f American (Rare)
Either a variant of Rosalyn or a combination of Rosa and Lynn.
Rosamaría f Spanish
Spanish form of Rosemary.
Rosamel m Spanish
From the French surname Rosamel, from the combination of rose and mel (French for honey).
Rosamie f English (Rare), Filipino, Louisiana Creole (Rare, Archaic), French (Acadian, Rare, Archaic)
Perhaps a diminutive of Rosamund (compare Annemie, Rosemay), though it is claimed to be a combination of Rose with French amie "friend".
Rosamina f English (Rare)
Combination of Rosa and the popular suffix -mina.
Rosamira f English (Rare)
Combination of Rosa and the common suffix -mira.
Rosamonde f Provençal
Provençal form of Rosamund.
Rosamunda f Italian, Galician, Spanish
Italian, Galician and Spanish form of Rosamund.
Rosamunde f German, English (Rare)
German form of Rosamund, and also an English variant.
Rosanagh f English (Rare)
Variant spelling of Rosana.
Rosanda f Slovene
Variant of Rosana.
Rosane f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of Rosanne or Roxana.
Rosanella f Folklore (Anglicized)
From the French name Rosanie, which is probably an elaboration of Rose. This is the titular character of the French fairy tale 'Rosanella'... [more]
Rosanetta f English (Rare)
Elaborated form of Rosanna or Rosana.
Rosangelo m Italian (Rare)
Masculine form of Rosangela.
Rosanie f Folklore
Probably an elaboration of Rose. This is the name of a princess in the fairy tale 'Ricdin-Ricdon' by Marie-Jeanne L'Héritier. It was also used by the Comte de Caylus for the titular princess in his fairy tale 'Rosanie' (usually known in English as 'Rosanella').
Rosann f English
Variant of Rosanne.
Rósanna f Icelandic
Icelandic adoption of Rosanna.
Rosannguaq f Greenlandic
Greenlandic pet form of Rosa: combination of Rosa and -nnguaq "sweet, dear".
Rosanthe f Literature
Presumably an altered form of Rhodanthe, using the Latin element rosa (compare Rose) as opposed to the Greek rhodon (compare Rhoda)... [more]
Rosaphine f English
Variant of Josephine, influenced by Rose or Rosa.
Rósar m Icelandic
Icelandic combination of rós "rose" and herr "army".
Rosaria f Polish (Rare)
Polish form of Rosario.
Rosarka f Czech
Diminutive of Rosamund.
Rosary f English (Rare)
Various meaning exist for the word rosary.... [more]
Rosaspina f Folklore (Italianized)
From Italian rosa meaning "rose" and spina "thorn, spine", used as a translation of German Dornröschen, the title character of a Brothers Grimm fairy tale (known as Briar Rose in English).
Rosavella f English (American, Modern, Rare)
Modern variant of Rosabella.
Rósberg m Icelandic
Masculine form of Rósbjörg.
Rósbjörg f Icelandic
Icelandic combination of rós "rose" and bjarga "to help, save, rescue".
Rósborg f Icelandic
Icelandic variant of Rósbjörg.
Rosceline f Medieval French
Old Frankish diminutive of Old Saxon hrōth and Old High German hruod "fame".
Röschen f German (Rare)
German diminutive of Rosa 1 and other feminine names that start with Ros- (such as Rosalie), as it has the German diminutive suffix -chen... [more]
Rosci m Catalan
Catalan form of Roscius.
Roscia f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Roscius.
Roscigniew m Polish
Derived from the Slavic name element rasti "to grow" and gnyevu "anger".
Rościmir m Polish
The first element of this name is derived from Polish rościć, which can mean "to claim, to lay claim to" as well as "to sprout". Also compare Polish rosnąć "to grow, to sprout, to increase", Croatian rasti "to grow, to increase" and Czech růst "to grow, to increase"... [more]
Roscio m & f Italian, Spanish
Variant of Rocio.
Rościsław m Polish
The first element of this name is derived from Polish rościć, which can mean "to claim, to lay claim to" as well as "to sprout". Also compare Polish rosnąć "to grow, to sprout, to increase", Croatian rasti "to grow, to increase" and Czech růst "to grow, to increase"... [more]
Rościsława f Polish
Feminine form of Rościsław.
Roscius m Ancient Roman
From a Roman nomen gentile, which was derived from Latin ros "dew" via roscidus "dewy, wet". This name was borne by several ancient Romans, one of them being an ancient Roman actor named Quintus Roscius Gallus.
Roscow m English
Variant of Roscoe. One bearer of this version was the early 20th century Anglican bishop Roscow Shedden.
Rosea f Medieval Latin
Variation of the name 'Rosa' meaning, Rose.
Rosealia f English
Variant of Rosalia.
Rosebay f English
Combination of Rose and Bay.
Rosebelle f English
A combination of Rose and Belle.
Rosebud f English (Rare), Popular Culture
Name of Rosebud Denovo, street activist, and Rosebud the Basselope, a character in the comic strip Bloom County.
Rosedda f Sardinian
Diminutive of Rosa 1.
Rosée f French (Quebec, Rare)
Means "dew" in French, presumably a French equivalent of Rocío.
Roseen f Manx
Manx cognate of Róisín (compare Rosheen).
Rosegold m English (Modern, Rare)
Derived from English rose gold, the name of a gold-copper alloy which is sometimes also used to describe a colour that is golden yet somewhat reddish.... [more]
Rosel f Upper German
Southern German diminutive of Rose and names containing Rose like Rosemarie or Annerose.
Roselani f Hawaiian
Older form of Lokelani.
Roselena f English
Variant form of Roselina.
Róselía f Icelandic (Rare)
Icelandic form of Rosalia.
Roselil f Danish, English
A Danish name occasionally used in English speaking countries as a contraction of Rose and Lily.... [more]
Roselin f & m English (American, Rare), French (Rare)
In the English-Speaking world, this name can be a variant of Rosaline and Rosalyn.... [more]
Rosella f Catalan (Rare)
Directly taken from Catalan rosella "(red) poppy".
Rosello m Italian
Italian masculine form of Rose.
Roselly f Brazilian (Rare)
Brazilian variant of Roselle reflecting the Brazilian Portuguese pronunciation to the French version of Rosella.
Roselore f German (Rare)
A contraction of Rose and Eleonore or Hannelore.
Roselpha f American (Rare, Archaic)
Meaning unknown, perhaps based on similar-sounding names such as Rosella and Zelpha.
Roselyne f French
Variant of Roseline.
Rosemae f Various (Modern, Rare)
A variant of Rosemay, incorporating Mae.
Rosemaj f Swedish (Modern, Rare)
Combination of Swedish ros "rose" and Maj as well as a diminutive of Rosemarie.
Rosemarijn f Dutch
Dutch form of Rosemary.
Rosemay f Various (Rare)
Combination of Rose and May, possibly used as a diminutive of Rosemary or Rosemarie.
Rosemma f English
Possibly a combination of the names Rose/Rosa and Emma. Extremely Rare.
Rosemma f English (Rare)
A combination of Rose or Rosa and Emma.
Rosen m Bulgarian
Derived from Bulgarian росен (rosen) meaning "dittany (a type of flower)". This name is borne by Rosen Plevneliev (1964-), the fourth president of Bulgaria.
Rosen f Cornish (Modern)
Derived from Cornish rosen, the collective form of ros "rose".
Rosena f Bulgarian
Feminine form of Rosen.
Rósenberg m Icelandic
Icelandic variant of Rósberg.
Rosencrantz m Literature
Rosencrantz is the childhood friend of Hamlet from William Shakespeare's famous play, Hamlet.
Rosenkrans m & f Danish (Rare)
Nordic form of the German surname Rosenkranz meaning "rosary".
Rosenrot f Folklore, German (Modern, Rare)
German form of Rose Red, used in the fairy tale 'Snow White and Rose Red' by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm.
Rosenwyn f Cornish (Modern, Rare)
Combination of Rosen and Cornish gwynn "fair, white, blessed". This is a modern Cornish name.
Roseo m Italian
Derived from the Latin adjective roseus "pink, rosy, rose-coloured". A bearer of this name is RJ Rosales (a Filipino artist of Spanish descent). The name seems to originally come from Italy, though, since roseo is an existing adjective there for "pink, rosy" (as opposed to Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries) and because sources list it as a legitimate Italian name.
Rosepetal f English
Referring to the Petals of a rose.
Rosesheba f English (?)
Combination of Rose and Sheba.
Roseta f Provençal
Provençal form of Rosette.
Rosetto m Italian
Italian masculine form of Rose.
Rosewinter f English (Modern)
Combination of Rose and Winter.
Rosewyn f English (Rare), Filipino (Rare)
Probably an Anglicized form of Rhoswen.
Rósey f Icelandic
Combination of the Old Norse name elements rós "rose" and ey "island; flat land along a coast" (which is also often related to the Old Norse name element auja "(gift of) luck; fortune").
Rosey f English
Variant of Rosie.
Rosfrith f Medieval English
Apparently derived from the Old English elements hroð "glory, fame" (or possibly Germanic hros "horse", as found in Rosalind) and frið "peace, happiness"... [more]
Rósfríður f Icelandic
Icelandic combination of rós "rose" and fríðr "beautiful".
Rosh m Biblical
Meaning "Head." Rosh is the seventh of the ten sons of Benjamin named in Genesis 46:21
Rosha f Persian
Means "bright" in Persian.
Roshae f English (Modern, Rare)
Could be a combination of the prefix Ros- (from Rosalind, Rosamund, Rosanne etc.) and Shae.
Roshanee f Hindi, Indian
From Hindi रोशनी (roshanee) meaning "light".
Roshangul f Kazakh (Rare)
Combination of Roshan and Gul.
Roshel m Jewish
meaning:"The Head"... [more]
Roshi f Indian
Means light or candle, similar to Roshni. ... [more]
Ro'shno f Uzbek
Potentially derived from ro'shnolik meaning "a happy and comfortable life".
Rósi m Icelandic
Icelandic masculine form of Rósa.
Rosi f Polynesian, Melanesian
Polynesian and Melanesian form of Rosie.
Rosi f Spanish
Diminutive of Rosalia.
Rosiana f Dutch (Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Feminine form of Rosianus. A bearer of this name was Rosiana Coleners, a Belgian poet from the 16th century AD.
Rosiane f French (Rare)
French form of Rosiana.
Rosiano m Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare), Italian (Rare)
Portuguese form of Rosianus, though in some cases it can also be a blend of Rosa with a name ending in -iano, such as Cristiano... [more]
Rosianus m Late Roman
Extended form of Rosius. A bearer of this name was Rosianus Geminus, who lived in the first century AD.
Rosiebelle f English
Combination of Rosie and Belle.
Rosiina f Finnish
Finnish form of Rosina.
Rosilde f Estonian
Estonian form of Roshild.
Rosiliria f Portuguese (African, Rare)
Possibly from Portuguese rosa "rose" and lírio "lily" (cf. Alíria).
Rosina f German
German short form of Euphrosina, common in the 1700s and 1800s, then almost forgotten and now being revived in recent years.
Rosinés f Spanish
Probably a blend of the names Rosa and Inés. A known bearer of this name is Rosinés Chávez Rodríguez (b. 1997), daughter of Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez (b... [more]
Rosing f Filipino, Tagalog
Diminutive of Rosa 1, Generosa, Milagros, and other names containing or ending in ros.
Rósingur m Faroese (Rare, ?)
Combination of Rós and the Old Norse suffix ingr meaning "son of, belonging to".
Rósinkar m Icelandic (Rare)
Means "tub of roses" in Icelandic.
Rósinkara f Icelandic
Feminine form of Rósinkar.
Rosino m Italian
Italian masculine form of Rose.
Rositza f Bulgarian (Rare)
Variant transcription of Росица (see Rositsa).
Rosius m Ancient Roman
Derived from Latin rosa "rose", though a connection with Latin ros "dew" may also be possible (see Roscius). The best known bearer of this name was the Roman consul Rosius Regulus.
Róska f Icelandic (Modern)
Pseudonym of Ragnhildur Óskarsdóttir.
Röskva f Icelandic
Icelandic younger form of Rǫskva.
Rǫskva f Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Derived from rǫskr "brave". In Norse mythology Rǫskva is a farmer's daughter; Thor takes her and her brother Þjálfi with him as servants when he goes to Utgarðaloki.
Roskva f Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian form of Røskva.
Roslan m Malay
Malay form of Ruslan.
Rosława f Polish
Feminine form of Rosław.
Roslee m Malay
Variant of Rusli.
Rosli m Malay
Malay variant of Rusli.
Roslie m Malay
Variant of Rusli.
Róslín f Icelandic (Rare)
Icelandic form of Roslin.
Röslin f Medieval Jewish, Jewish (Archaic)
Diminutive of Rosa, recorded in medieval Frankfurt, Germany.
Roslin f English
Derived from the place name Roslin belonging to a village in Scotland.
Róslind f Icelandic (Rare)
Contracted form of Rósalind.
Roslinda f Malay, Indonesian
Malay and Indonesian form of Rosalind.
Rosly m Malay
Variant of Rusli.
Rosma f Latvian (Rare)
Possibly derived from Latvian rosme "bustle".
Rósmann m Icelandic (Rare)
New combination of ros 'flower' and maðr 'man'.
Rósmarý f Icelandic
Icelandic adoption of Rosemary.
Rosmerta f Celtic Mythology
Probably means "great provider" from Gaulish ro, an intensive prefix (hence "very, most, great"), combined with smert "purveyor, carer" and the feminine name suffix a. This was the name of an obscure Gallo-Roman goddess of fertility, abundance and prosperity... [more]
Rosmertha f German
Spelling variant of Rosmerta.
Rosmina f Theatre
Possibly a variant of Rosmunda or Romina. This was used by Francesco Cavalli for a character in his opera 'Giasone' (1649).
Rósmunda f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Rosamunda.
Rósmundur m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Rosamund.
Roşna f Kurdish
Means "glitter, shine" in Kurdish.
Roso m Italian
Italian masculine form of Rose.
Rosolina f Italian
Variant of Rosalia.
Rossane f Italian
Variant of Rossana.
Rossano m Italian
Masculine form of Rossana. A famous bearer was the actor Rossano Brazzi (1916-1994).
Rosse m Literature, Theatre
This is the name of a thane in William Shakespeare's Macbeth (also spelled Ross).
Rossello m Italian
Diminutive of Rosso.
Rossend m Catalan
Catalan form of Rudesind (see Rosendo).
Rossie f & m English
A variant of the surname Rossi, a variant of Rosie or diminutive of Ross.
Rossina f Italian (Rare)
Diminutive of Rossa. But it should be noted that there are also cases where this name is a variant of Rosina.
Roßlieb m German (Rare, Archaic)
German calque of Philipp as chosen by Philipp Wackernagel, derived from the Germanic name elements hros "horse" (with modernised spelling) and lieb "kind, dear".
Rosslyn f English (Rare)
Either a variant of Roslyn or, in more recent times, an adoption of the name of Rosslyn Chapel in the Scottish village of Roslin which became famous overnight thanks to the publication of Holy Blood, Holy Grail by Baigent, Leigh and Lincoln in 1982 (and again two decades later when it featured in Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code (2003)).... [more]
Rosso m Italian
Italian form of Russus. A known bearer of this name was Rosso Fiorentino, an Italian painter from late medieval times.
Roßweiße f Theatre
Probably a reinterpretation of Roswitha analysed as hros "horse" and hwit "white"... [more]
Rostan m Occitan
Variant of Rostand.
Rosten m Old Danish
Old Danish form of Hróðstæinn.
Rostevan m Literature, Georgian (Rare)
Georgian sources state that this name is of Persian origin and means "straight, righteous" as well as "wise, sage" and "truthful". This should connect the name to Middle Persian rāst meaning "true, straight, direct" and rastīh meaning "truth", which have evolved into modern Persian as respectively راست (râst) and راستی (râsti).... [more]
Rostimír m Czech
Czech form of Rostimir.
Rostimir m Russian
Derived from Slavic rosts "usurp" combined with Slavic mir "peace".
Rostislava f Bulgarian
Feminine form of Rostislav.
Rosto m Georgian
Short form of Rostom and also of Rostevan in some cases.
Roston f Uzbek
Possibly derived from the Uzbek rost meaning "true, real".
Rostum m Pashto
Means "strong" in Pashto.
Rosty m Russian
Diminutive of Rostislav.
Rostyn m English
Variant of Rosten.
Rostyslav m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Rostislav.
Rosuccia f Medieval Italian, Italian (Rare)
Medieval Italian diminutive of Rosa 1, as -uccia is an Italian feminine diminutive suffix.