RosiusmAncient 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.
RosmertafCeltic 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]
RoßliebmGerman (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".
RosslynfEnglish (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]
RossomItalian Italian form of Russus. A known bearer of this name was Rosso Fiorentino, an Italian painter from late medieval times.
RostevanmLiterature, 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]
RoszpunkafFolklore Polish name for Rapunzel, which is taken from their word for corn salad, also known as the Valerianella plant. This is also how the original German Rapunzel is named... [more]
RótafNorse Mythology Possibly derived from the Old Norse verb róta meaning "to stir, overturn, tear". In Norse mythology, Róta is a valkyrie. She is attested in the Prose Edda book Gylfaginning, where she is mentioned alongside the valkyries Gunnr and Skuld... [more]
RotafLatvian Directly taken from Latvian rota "jewel; ornament, adornment; singing for some early summer morning songs".
RotbaldmAncient Germanic Derived from the Germanic element hrôthi "fame" combined with Old High German bald "bold, brave."
RotbernmAncient Germanic Derived from the Germanic element hrôthi "fame" combined with Proto-Germanic beran or bernu "bear" (bero and bern in Old High German).
RotburgfAncient Germanic The first element of this name is derived from the Germanic element hrôthi "fame." 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."
RotgardfAncient Germanic The first element of this name is derived from the Germanic element hrôthi "fame." The second element is derived from gardan "to hedge in, to enclose, to fence in" or from Gothic gards "house, garden, (court)yard."
RotgastmAncient Germanic Derived from the Germanic element hrôthi "fame" combined with Gothic gasts (gast in Old High German) "guest, stranger."
RotgismAncient Germanic The first element of this Germanic name comes from hrôthi "fame." 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]
RoufuumJapanese From Japanese 朗 (rou) meaning "bright, clear" or 浪 (rou) meaning "wave" combined with 風 (fuu) meaning "wind". Other combinations of kanji are possible.
RougaroumFolklore The name of a werewolf-like creature in Laurentian French. It is derived from standard French loup garou "werewolf" (where loup means "wolf" and garou is a borrowed word from Germanic were-wolf via Frankish garulf).
RougefPopular Culture Means "red" in French, though it can also refer to the type of make-up. A famous fictional bearer is Rouge the Bat, a character in the Sonic games.
RougnedmSouth American (Rare) In the case of Venezuelan baseball player Rougned Odor, his first name is a combination of his grandfather's name, Douglas, and his grandmother's name, Nedia; in keeping with the family custom of giving boys names that begin with the letter "R", the "D" in Douglas was changed to an "R", yielding Rougned.
RouroumJapanese From Japanese 朗 (rou) meaning "bright, clear" or 琅 (rou) meaning "pure" combined with 々, a phonetic character indicting a duplication of the beginning kanji. Other kanji combinations are possible.
RouroushimJapanese From Japanese 浪 (rou) meaning "wave" duplicated and combined with 子 (shi) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
RousseaumAmerican (Rare) Transferred use of the surname Rousseau notably borne by the 18th-century Swiss philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau. A given name bearer was Rousseau Owen Crump (1843-1901), a U.S. Representative from Michigan.
RoyintanmPersian, Persian Mythology, Literature Means "one who has a body of brass", derived from the Middle Persian adjective rōyēn meaning "brazen" (ultimately from rōy meaning "brass, copper") combined with the Middle Persian noun tan meaning "body, person".... [more]
Royintanm & fAncient Persian Transferred use of the surname Royintan. It is a Persian origin surname (رویین تن) pronounced (Royen(strong)+Tan(body/person),defining immortality, Supernatural forces have made certain individuals invincible and invulnerable, In Persian Mythology Royintan is an epithet of Prince ESFANDIAR from 11th-century epic poem Shahnameh written by the Persian poet Ferdowsi.