Submitted Names Starting with R

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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.
Rosinda f Aragonese
Aragonese form of Rosenda.
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".
Rosman m Malay, Indonesian
Malay form of Rusman as well as an Indonesian variant.
Rosmaniar f Minangkabau
Combination of the name Rosma and the feminine suffix -niar.
Rósmann m Icelandic (Rare)
New combination of ros 'flower' and maðr 'man'.
Rósmarý f Icelandic
Icelandic adoption of Rosemary.
Rosmawati f Indonesian, Malay
Combination of the name Rosma and the feminine suffix -wati.
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.
Rosna f Indonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Roshna.
Rosnawati f Indonesian
Combination of Rosna and the feminine suffix -wati.
Rosni f Indonesian, Malay
Indonesian and Malay form of Roshni.
Rosnita f Indonesian, Malay
Elaboration of Rosni.
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).
Rosser m Welsh
Welsh form of Roger.
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.
Rosula f Various (Rare)
This name is either a diminutive of Rosa or formed from Orsula by metathesis of the letter R.
Rosvilda f Italian (Rare, Archaic)
This name, now extremely rare, comes from the German 'rosen weilt', signifying "wild rose".
Rosvita f Slovene
Slovene form of Roswitha.
Roswietha f German (Rare)
Variant spelling of Roswitha.
Rósý f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Rosy.
Roszko m Medieval Polish
Diminutive of Roch.
Roszpunka f Folklore
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]
Róta f Norse 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]
Rota f Latvian
Directly taken from Latvian rota "jewel; ornament, adornment; singing for some early summer morning songs".
Rotbald m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element hrôthi "fame" combined with Old High German bald "bold, brave."
Rotbern m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element hrôthi "fame" combined with Proto-Germanic beran or bernu "bear" (bero and bern in Old High German).
Rotbrand m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element hrôthi "fame" combined with Old Norse brand "sword."
Rotbryht m English
Old English form of Robert.
Rotburg f Ancient 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."
Rotfrid m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element hrôthi "fame" combined with Old High German fridu "peace."
Rotgang m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element hrôthi "fame" combined with gang "path."
Rotgard f Ancient 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."
Rotgast m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element hrôthi "fame" combined with Gothic gasts (gast in Old High German) "guest, stranger."
Rotger m Occitan
Occitan form of Roger.
Rotgild f Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element hrôthi "fame" combined with Gothic gild "sacrifice."
Rotgis m Ancient 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]
Rotgrim m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element hrôthi "fame" combined with Old Norse grîma "mask."
Røth m Old Danish
Old Danish form of Rauðr.
Róða f Faroese
Faroese form of Hróða.
Rothad m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element hrôthi "fame" combined with Old High German hadu "battle."
Rothanak m Khmer
Means "precious stone" in Khmer.
Rothar m Ancient Germanic, History
Derived from the Germanic element hrôthi "fame" combined with Old High German hari "army." This name was borne by a 7th-century king of the Lombards.
Rothard m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element hrôthi "fame" combined with Gothic hardus (hart in Old High German) "brave, hardy."
Rothari m Ancient Germanic
7th century Lombard king of the house of Arodus.
Róðbjartur m Faroese
Modern Faroese form of Róðbjartr.
Røthe m Old Danish
Old Danish form of Rauði.
Rothelm m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element hrôthi "fame" combined with Old High German helm "helmet, protection".
Rothild f Ancient Germanic
Means "famous battle", derived from the Germanic element hrôthi "fame" combined with Old Norse hildr "battle."
Róðolvur m Faroese
Faroese form of Rudolph.
Röðull m Icelandic (Rare)
From Icelandic röðull "glory, halo, sun (poet.)"
Rotija f Slovene
Short form of Doroteja.
Rotimi m Yoruba
Means "stay with me" or "stand by me" in Yoruba. Sometimes used as a short form for Olurotimi or Oluwarotimi.
Rotji m Nigerian, Ngas
A common name used among the Jos Plateau people of Nigeria. Meaning of the name is "love has come"
Rotker m Old Swedish
Old Swedish variant of Rodger.
Rotlan m Gascon
Gascon form of Roland.
Rotland m Ancient Germanic, Lengadocian, Provençal, Gascon
Ancient Germanic, Languedocian, Provençal and Gascon form of Roland.
Rotman m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element hrôthi "fame" combined with man "man."
Rotmund m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element hrôthi "fame" combined with Old High German mund "protection."
Rotor m Popular Culture
Meaning unknown. The most famous bearer, either in reality or in media, is Rotor the Walrus, from the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series by Archie Comics.
Rotrad m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element hrôthi "fame" combined with Old High German rât "counsel."
Rotram m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element hrôthi "fame" combined with hraban or hramn "raven."
Rotrud f Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element hrôthi "fame" combined with þruþ "strength."
Rotrude f Ancient Germanic, History
Variant spelling of Rotrud. Rotrude of Treves was the first wife of Charles Martel, a Frankish king from the Carolingian dynasty.
Rotshidzwa m & f Venda
Means "we have been saved" in Tshivenda.
Rotstein m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element hrôthi "fame" combined with Old High German stain "stone."
Rotward m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element hrôthi "fame" combined with Old High German wart "guard."
Rotwig m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element hrôthi "fame" combined with Old High German wîg "warrior."
Rotwin m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic element hrôthi "fame" combined with Old High German wini "friend."
Rou m Norman
Norman form of Rolf.
Rou m Japanese
From Japanese 朗 (rou) meaning "bright, clear". Other kanji with the same pronunciations can also form this name.
Roufinos m Greek
Modern Greek spelling of Rouphinos, which is the ancient Greek form of Rufinus.
Roufos m Greek
Modern Greek spelling of Rouphos, which is the ancient Greek form of Rufus.
Roufuu m Japanese
From Japanese 朗 (rou) meaning "bright, clear" or 浪 (rou) meaning "wave" combined with 風 (fuu) meaning "wind". Other combinations of kanji are possible.
Rougarou m Folklore
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).
Rouge f Popular 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.
Rougned m South 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.
Rouhollah m Iranian, Persian
Variant transcription of Ruhullah.
Rouichi m Japanese
From Japanese 朗 (rou) meaning "bright, clear" combined with 一 (ichi) meaning "one". Other combinations of kanji characters can also form this name.
Roukebert m West Frisian (Rare)
Combination of Rouke (a variant spelling of Rauke) with Bert.
Rouko f Japanese
From Japanese 朗 (rou) meaning "bright, clear" combined with 子 (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Roula f Arabic
Variant of Rula.
Roula f Greek
Short form of Stavroula, Petroula, Zacharoula and any other names that end in -roula.
Roulitsa f Greek
Diminutive of Argyro.
Rouma f Japanese
From Japanese 朗 (rou) meaning "bright, clear" combined with 茉 (ma) meaning "white jasmine". Other combinations of kanji characters are also possible.
Roumen m Bulgarian
Variant transcription of Румен (see Rumen).
Roumena f Bulgarian
Variant transcription of Румена (see Rumena).
Roumiana f Bulgarian
Variant transcription of Румяна (see Rumyana).
Roumjong f Khmer
A water plant with a white or purplish flower.
Rounik m Indian (Rare)
sovereign hunter
Rounin m Japanese (Rare)
This name can be used as 浪人 (rounin) meaning "drifter" or "wanderer", i.e. "he who drifts/wanders".... [more]
Roupen m Armenian
Armenian form of Robert.
Roupert m French (Archaic), French (African, Rare)
French variant of Rupert. It has fallen out of use in France, but the name is still used in francophone Africa (albeit rarely).
Roura f Japanese
From Japanese 朗 (rou) meaning "bright, clear" combined with 羅 (ra) meaning "lightweight fabric". Other kanji combinations are possible. ... [more]
Roure m & f Catalan (Modern, Rare)
Means "oak" in Catalan.
Rourke m American
Transferred use of the surname Rourke.
Rourou m Japanese
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.
Rouroushi m Japanese
From Japanese 浪 (rou) meaning "wave" duplicated and combined with 子 (shi) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Rousalie f Norman
Norman form of Rosalie.
Roushi m Japanese
From Japanese 朗 (rou) meaning "bright, clear" combined with 史 (shi) meaning "history". Other combinations of kanji characters can also form this name.
Rousseau m American (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.
Rousso m English
Transferred use of the surname Rousso.
Routa m Japanese
From Japanese 朗 (rou) meaning "bright, clear" combined with 太 (ta) meaning "thick, big". Other combinations of kanji characters can also form this name.
Routh f Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of Ruth 1.
Rouven m German (Modern)
Modern German variant of Ruben.
Rouwayd m & f Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "walking gently" in Arabic.
Roux m & f French, English (Modern, Rare), Popular Culture
From the French word roux meaning "red" used as byname, and later surname (see also Roux), for a red-headed person. As an English names it could be a variant of the feminine name Rue.
Rouza f Silesian
Silesian form of Róża.
Rouzbeh m Persian
Means "lucky, happy" in Old Persian.
Rouzu f Japanese
From Japanese 浪 (rou) meaning "wave" combined with 都 (zu) meaning "capital (city)". Other kanji combinations are possible.... [more]
Rovéna f Hungarian (Modern, Rare)
Hungarian borrowing of Rowena.
Rovena f Albanian, Croatian (Rare), Lithuanian (Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian)
Albanian, Croatian, Lithuanian and Portuguese form of Rowena.
Rovertos m Greek
Variant transcription of Robertos.
Rövşən m Azerbaijani
Derived from Persian روشن (rowšan) meaning "light, bright, clear".
Rovshan m Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Roshan. Also see Rövşən.
Rovshana f Azerbaijani
Feminine form of Rovshan.
Rovzan f Chechen
Derived from Arabic روضة (rawḍa) meaning "garden, flower garden".
Rowaida f Arabic
Means “calm, slowly” in Arabic.
Rowane f English
Feminine form of Rowan.
Rowann f & m Indian (Christian)
Variant of Rowan
Rowanna f English (Rare)
Latinate variant of Rowanne.
Rowayda f Arabic
Alternate transcription of رويدا (Rowaida)
Rowdy m American
A nickname with synonyms such as boisterous or rambunctious. Notable namesake is US Olympic swimmer Rowdy Gaines.
Rowe f & m English
Diminutive of Rowan, Roland, or Rhoda.
Roweno m Filipino
Masculine form of Rowena.
Rowetta f African American
Variant of Rowan with the suffix -etta
Rowie f & m English
A short form of names such as Rowan, Rowena, or Rowanne
Rowin m & f Dutch
Dutch variant of Rowan. A known bearer of this name is the Dutch professional soccer player Rowin van Zaanen (b. 1984).
Rowly m English (Rare)
Variant spelling of Rowley.
Rowynne f English (Modern, Rare)
Feminine variant of Rowan.
Rox f English (Rare)
Short form of Roxana.
Roxa f English
Short form of Roxana.
Roxabella f English (Rare), Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
English cognate of Roxabel (in English-speaking countries) as well as a variant form of Roxabel (in Latin America).
Roxalana f American
Possibly a variant of Roxelana.
Roxán f Hungarian
Variant of Roxána.
Roxan m French
Apparently a French masculine form of Roxane. French musician Thomas Bangalter of Daft Punk gave this name to his son in 2008.
Roxána f Hungarian
Hungarian form of Roxana.
Roxani f Greek
Modern Greek form of Roxana.
Roxano m Spanish, Portuguese
Masculine form of Roxana.
Roxas m Popular Culture
Roxas is a fictional character from Square Enix's video game franchise Kingdom Hearts.
Roxelia f Galician (Rare)
Galician form of Rogelia, although folk etymology likes to treat this name as a variant of Roxeria.
Roxelio m Galician (Rare)
Galician form of Rogelio, although folk etymology likes to treat this name as a variant of Roxerio.
Roxer m Galician
Variant of Roxerio.
Roxeria f Galician (Rare)
Feminine form of Roxerio.
Roxerio m Galician (Rare)
Galician cognate of Roger.
Roxette f Filipino
Diminutive of Roxanne.
Roxi f Various (Modern)
Variant of Roxie and hardly ever used as a legal name in its own right.
Roxil f Literature
From both Bryan Davis's book series, The Oracles of Fire and Dragons in our Midst.
Roxina f South American (Rare), American (Rare, ?)
Variant of Roxana. It may have been modified on Maxina/Rexina.
Roxine f American (Rare)
Variant of Roxane influenced by Maxine.
Roxío f Aragonese
Aragonese form of Rocío.
Roxolana f Aragonese
Aragonese form of Roxelana.
Roxxy f English (Rare)
Rare variant of Roxy.
Roy m Medieval Galician
Medieval Galician form of Roi 1.
Roy m Hebrew (Modern)
Variant and modern form of Roi 2.
Roya f Persian
Derived from Persian رویا (royâ) meaning "dream", of Arabic origin.
Royah f Persian
Means "dream; fantasy; vision" in Persian.
Royd m English
Transferred use of the surname Royd. A known bearer of this name is Royd Tolkien (b. 1969), a great-grandson of the English writer J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973).
Royintan m Persian, 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]
Royintan m & f Ancient 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.
Ro'yob f Uzbek
Means "fulfillment" in Uzbek.
Roys m Literature
Name of a character in a book in the Roys Bedoys series.
Royða f Faroese
Directly taken from Faroese royða "tufa".
Royze f Yiddish
Means "rose" in Yiddish.
Róz f Hungarian
Cognate of Rose, meaning "rose flower".
Róža f Sorbian
Sorbian form of Rosa. Róža Domašcyna (*1951) is a Sorbian poet and translator.
Róża f Kashubian
Kashubian form of Rosa 1.
Roza f Persian, Urdu
The Persian word meaning "fast, fasting". Used as another term for the Arabic "Saum" meaning "fasting", which is one of the Five Pillars of Islam.
Rózabella f Hungarian
Combination of the names Róza and Bella, meaning "beautiful rose".