Submitted Names Starting with R

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Raziye f Turkish
Turkish form of Razia, meaning "satisfied, pleased".
Razmig m Armenian
Variant transcription of Razmik.
Razmik m Armenian
Means "warrior, soldier" from Armenian ռազմ (ṙazm) meaning "battle, war".
Razna f Abazin
Means "silver" in Abaza.
Răzvana f Romanian (Rare)
Feminine form of Răzvan.
Razvigor m Bulgarian, Macedonian
Derived from Macedonian развигор (razvigor) "breeze".
R'chard m Jèrriais
Jèrriais form of Richard.
Rēa f Japanese
Combination of Kanji Characters "麗", and "亜" meaning "Sub". Other Kanji Characters possible. Also, probably a Japanese form of Leah and Rhea.
Rea f & m Japanese (Modern)
This name combines 麗 (rei, ura.raka, uruwa.shii) meaning "beautiful, graceful, lovely, resplendent", 怜 (ryou, rei, ren, awa.remu, sato.i) meaning "wise", 令 (ryou, rei, ren, awa.remu, sato.i) meaning "wise", 玲 (rei, re) meaning "sound of jewels", 礼 (rai, rei, re) meaning "bow, ceremony, remuneration, salute, thanks", 莉 (rai, ri, rei) meaning "jasmine" or 鈴 (rin, rei, suzu) meaning "buzzer, small bell" with 愛 (ai, ito.shii, o.shimu, kana.shii, mana, me.deru, a) meaning "affection, favourite, love" or 亜 (a, meaning "Asia, come after, rank next."... [more]
Reabetswe f Somali
Means "we have been provided for" in Sesotho.
Reagen f & m English (Rare)
Variant of Reagan.
Reaghan f English
Variant of Reagan.
Reaidnu m Sami
Northern Sami form of Reino.
Reakreay m Khmer
Means "happy" in Khmer.
Reaksmey m & f Khmer
Means "light, ray of light" in Khmer.
Realeboha m Sotho
Means "we are thankful" in Sesotho.
Reality f English (Modern, Rare)
From the English word reality.
Realm f & m English (Modern, Rare)
From the English word "realm", ultimately from Old French realme "kingdom".
Réaltán f Irish (Modern, Rare)
Extremely rare (and supposedly newly coined) name meaning "little star" in Irish, from the Irish word réalta, meaning "star", with a diminutive suffix (-án).
Réaltín f Irish (Modern, Rare)
Means "little star" in Irish, from the Irish word réalta, meaning "star", with a diminutive suffix (-ín).
Reaman m Manx
Manx cognate of Réamann.
Reana f English
Variant of Rhianna.
Reana f Japanese
From Japanese 玲 (re) meaning "tinkling of jade" or 麗 (re) meaning "beautiful, lovely", 彩 (a) meaning "colour", 亜 (a) meaning "second, Asia" or 愛 (a) meaning "love, affection" combined with 奈 (na) meaning "apple tree" or 茗 (na) meaning "tea, the tea plant"... [more]
Reanne f English
Variant of Ryanne.
Reanold m Louisiana Creole
French Extraction
Reaotlotla m Sotho
Means "We praise His name" in Sesotho.
Rearea f Polynesian Mythology
The goddess of joy in Tahitian mythology. Her name may come from reʻareʻa, meaning "yellow".
Reasey f Khmer
Means "pile, heap", "fortune, luck", or "beauty, charm" in Khmer.
Reason m & f English (Puritan)
Puritanical name.
Reath m English (Americanized, Modern)
Transferred use of the surname Reath.
Reathrey f Khmer
Means "night" or "night-blooming plant" in Khmer.
Reatshwana f Tswana
Means "we look alike" in Setswana.
Reb f English
Short form of Rebecca or Rebekah.
Reba m Biblical
Reba was one of five Midianite kings killed during the time of Moses by an Israelite expedition led by Phinehas, son of Eleazar according to Numbers 31:8 and Joshua 13:21.
Reba f Indian (Christian), Malayalam
Malayalam form of Rebecca, borrowed from Portuguese Rebeca. Used by Malayalam-speaking Saint Thomas Christians.
Rebakah f American (Rare), Literature
Variant of Rebecca. This name appears in Tamora Pierce's 'The Legend of Beka Cooper' series.
Rêbar m Kurdish
Means "long valley" in Kurdish.
Rêbaz m Kurdish
Means "method" in Kurdish.
Rebbeca f English
Variant of Rebecca.
Rebbie f English
Can be a nickname for Rebecca, but in the case of singer Rebbie Jackson, it is derived from her name Maureen Reilette.
Rebby f English (Rare)
Diminutive of Rebecca.
Rebecker f American (South, Rare, Archaic)
Variant of Rebecca derived from colloquial pronunciation.
Rébeka f Kashubian
Kashubian form of Rebecca.
Rebeka f Japanese
From Japanese 玲 (re) meaning "tinkling of jade", 紅 (be) meaning "crimson" combined with 花 (ka) meaning "flower". Other kanji combinations are possible.... [more]
Rebel f & m English (Rare)
From the Old French rebelle, from the Latin rebellis 'waging war again; insurgent', from rebellō 'I wage war again, fight back', from re- 'again, back' and bellō 'I wage war'.
Reben m & f Kurdish
Means "monk or nun, teacher" in Kurdish.
Rêber m Kurdish
Means "guide, instructor" in Kurdish.
Reberta f English
Variant of Roberta.
Rebi f Japanese
From Japanese 麗 (re) meaning "beautiful, lovely" combined with 美 (bi) meaning "beautiful". This name can also be formed of other kanji combinations.
Rebie f English
Variant of Rebby.
Rebika f Japanese
From Japanese 玲 (re) meaning "tinkling of jade", 美 (bi) meaning "beautiful" combined with 華 (ka) meaning "flower". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Rêbîn m Kurdish
Means "path-finder" in Kurdish.
Reby f English
Diminutive of Rebecca.
Recaredo m Medieval Spanish (Rare)
Medieval Spanish form of Reccared.
Reccared m Ancient Germanic, History
This is most likely a form of Ricarad, though it may also be a form of Ricarid (which is less likely, because the element in Ricarid was rarely used by the ancient Germans)... [more]
Reccesvindo m Italian
Italian form of Recceswinth.
Rece m & f English (American)
Variant of Reece. Rece was given to 14 boys in 2017 according to the SSA.
Recesvinto m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Recceswinth.
Recha f Hebrew, Literature
Derived from Hebrew rekhah "soft; tender; velvety; silky".... [more]
Rechel f Yiddish
Yiddish diminutive of Recha.
Rechiaire m French
French form of Rechiar.
Rechiar m Ancient Germanic, History
Variant of Richar. Rechiar was the name of a 5th-century Suebi king of Galicia.
Rechiaro m Italian
Italian form of Rechiar.
Réchimond m French
French form of Richimund.
Rechina f Aragonese
Aragonese form of Regina.
Rechla f Yiddish
Diminutive of Recha.
Recibor m Polish
Variant of Racibor.
Recine f Turkish (Rare)
Turkish variant of Regina
Recława f Polish (Archaic)
Feminine form of Recław.
Rector m English (Archaic)
Transferred use of the surname Rector.
Réda m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Form of Ridha used in Northern Africa and other French-influenced regions of the continent.
Reda m Arabic (Maghrebi), Arabic (Egyptian)
Maghrebi and Egyptian transcription of Ridha.
Reda m Amharic
Means "he helped" in Amharic.
Rêdan m Kurdish
Means "permission" in Kurdish.
Redar m Swedish
Swedish younger form of Redhar.
Redburga f Anglo-Saxon (Latinized)
It comes from the Anglo-Saxon elements ræd meaning "counsel" and burg meaning "fortress".
Redden m English
Transferred use of the surname Redden.
Reddy m English (Rare)
Diminutive and pet form of Red
Redeemed m & f English (Puritan, Anglicized)
Meaning, "compensate for the faults or bad aspects of (something)." Referring to being redeemed from sin. See also Redemptus, the Latinized variation used by Puritans prior to evolving to the use of the Anglicized variation.
Redenta f Italian
Italian form of Redempta.
Redha m Arabic, Indonesian
Arabic alternate transcription of Ridha as well as the Indonesian form.
Redhar m Old Swedish
Old Swedish form of Hræiðarr.
Redhuan m Malay
Malay form of Ridwan.
Redie m Amharic
Means "my helper" in Amharic.
Redigana f Cornish (Archaic)
Latinized form of Redigon.
Redigon f Medieval English, Medieval Cornish, Cornish (Archaic)
A medieval English vernacular form of Radegund, the name of a 6th-century Frankish queen and saint. In England, a number of churches were dedicated to Saint Radegund in the medieval period.
Redimir m Medieval Slavic
The first element of this archaic name is derived from Proto-Slavic rědъkъ "rare, sparse". Compare modern Russian redkij or redkiy, Croatian rijedak and Polish rzadki, all of which mean "rare, scarce, uncommon"... [more]
Redina f Albanian
Is thought to be the name of an ancient princess.
Rediviva f English (Puritan)
Related to names Renovata and Renata.
Redman m English (American, Rare, Archaic)
Transferred use of the surname Redman.
Redmar m West Frisian
West Frisian form of Radmar.
Redmer m West Frisian
Variant form of Redmar.
Redómir m Kashubian
Kashubian form of Radomir.
Redomir m Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of Redimir.
Redoshi f Western African (?), History
Of uncertain origin. This was the name of the last known survivor of the Transatlantic slave trade, a woman from present-day Benin in West Africa who was kidnapped at about age 12, sold to American slavers and taken to Alabama in 1860... [more]
Redosłôw m Kashubian
Kashubian form of Radosław.
Redouan m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Variant transcription of Redouane (chiefly Moroccan).
Rédouane m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Redouane chiefly used in Northern Africa.
Redouane m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Ridwan chiefly used in Northern Africa.
Redsław m Polish
Contracted form of Redosław.
Reduan m Malay, Bengali
Malay and Bengali form of Ridwan.
Redvan m Crimean Tatar
Crimean Tatar form of Ridwan.
Redvers m English (Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Redvers, originally largely given in honor of Sir Redvers Buller (1839-1908), the general responsible for the "Relief of Ladysmith", which was considered a huge victory for the British, during the Second Boer War.
Redward m Frisian (Archaic)
Archaic Frisian form of Radward.
Redza m Malay
Malay form of Ridha.
Redžep m Bosnian, Macedonian
Variant form of Recep.
Redżina f Kashubian
Kashubian form of Regina.
Redzuan m Malay
Malay form of Ridwan.
Redzuwan m Malay
Malay form of Ridwan.
Redzwan m Malay
Malay form of Ridwan.
Ree f English (American, Rare)
Short form of Marie and other names containing the same sound. A known bearer of the nickname is Ann Marie "Ree" Drummond (1969-), host of the Food Network show 'The Pioneer Woman'... [more]
Reebu m Malayalam
Meaning "man of immense prosperity", this name is central to the southwestern quadrant of India.
Reed m Frisian
Short form of names containing the name element rad "counsel".
Reedik m Estonian
Truncated form of Preedik, itself a variant of Priidik.
Reef f & m English
From late 16th century (earlier as riff ) from Middle Low German and Middle Dutch rif, ref, from Old Norse rif, literally ‘rib’, used in the same sense.
Reegan f & m English (Rare)
Variant of Regan or Reagan.
Reeli f Estonian
Originally a short form of Aurelia, now used as a given name in its own right.
Reelika f Estonian
Originally a diminutive of Reeli, now used as a given name in its own right.
Re'em m & f Hebrew
Means "oryx" in Hebrew.
Reema f Indian, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi
Means "an elongated, narrow opening or fissure" in Sanskrit. This is an epithet of the Hindu goddess Durga.
Reeman f Arabic
Reeman means "2 White Gazelles", one of them called Reem, and Reeman is the name of mountain in Yemen.
Reemt m Frisian, Low German, Dutch (Rare)
Dutch, Low German, and Frisian form of Raymond.
Reemus m Finnish (Modern, Rare)
A Finnish variant of Remus.
Reena f Estonian
Originally a short form of Ireene, now used as a given name in its own right.
Reene f Estonian
Short form of Ireene.
Reenu f Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi
Renu Renuka "atom, molecule, particle"
Reesa f English (Rare)
Either a variant of Risa or an elaboration of Reese. Reesa was given to 11 girls in 2015 according to the SSA.
Reesly f & m English (American)
Newly created name, probably a combination of Reese and -ly
Reet f & m Indian
Reeta f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of Rita.
Reetika f Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Variant transcription of Ritika.
Reetsang m Tswana
Means "pay attention" or "listen" in Setswana.
Reetu f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of Ritu.
Reetu m Finnish
A Finnish diminutive of Fredrik.
Reeva f English (Rare)
Possibly an Anglicized spelling of Riva. This name was borne by South African model Reeva Steenkamp (1983-2013), who was shot dead by her boyfriend Oscar Pistorius.
Reeve m American (Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Reeve.
Refael m Hebrew
From the Hebrew name Refa'el which means "God has healed". Popular name among Israelis.
Refat m Crimean Tatar, Arabic, Bengali (Muslim)
Variant transcription of Rifat.
Refik m Albanian
Albanian form of Rafiq.
Refika f Turkish, Bosnian
Feminine form of Refik.
Refike f Albanian
Albanian form of Rafiqa.
Refill m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse assumed name, from Old Norse refill "strip, shred, narrow piece".
Reford m English (American, Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Reford.
Reformation m & f English (Puritan)
Referring to the protestant reformation and/or the reformation of the heart.
Refrain f English (Archaic), English (Puritan)
From the English word refrain meaning "restrain, repress", which ultimately derives from Latin refrenare "bridle, hold in with a bit". This was one of the rarer virtue names adopted by the Puritans, akin to the more popular Temperance.
Refrayne f English (Puritan)
Used in reference to refraining from sin.
Refugio f & m Spanish
Means "refuge, shelter" in Spanish.
Rega f Telugu
Meaning "Queen".
Rega f Judeo-Spanish
Possibly a diminutive of Regina.
Regai m Shona
Regai means "Let it be, leave it alone"
Regal m English (Rare)
From late Middle English from Old French, or from Latin regalis, from rex, reg- ‘king’.
Regard m English (Puritan)
In addition to the puritan usage, it has also seen usage as a diminutive of Beauregard.
Rege m English
Diminutive of Reginald, though it also might be a Diminutive of Regis.
Rege f Hungarian (Modern)
Derived from Hungarian rege "myth, tale, saga, legend".
Regelinda f Medieval Slavic, Medieval German, German (Modern, Rare)
The name appears to be Germanic, containing the name elements REGIN "advice, council" and LIND "linden tree, lime; shield (made of lime wood); gentle, soft".... [more]
Regenia f English, African American
Possibly an alteration of Regina, perhaps blended with Eugenia.
Regev m Hebrew
Means "piece of soil" in Hebrew.
Reggina f English (Americanized, Rare)
Comes from the Latin word meaning “queen”
Reggy m & f English
Variant of Reggie.
Regica f Croatian
Diminutive of Regina.
Regien f Dutch (Rare)
Dutch form of Régine, with its spelling phonetical in nature.
Regiina f Estonian
Estonian form of Regina.
Regiinná f Sami
Sami form of Regina.
Regimbald m Medieval German
It could mean "Bold advice". It likely comes from the Germanic elements ragin meaning "advice, counsel", and bald meaning "bold".... [more]
Regína f Icelandic, Slovak (Rare), Czech (Rare)
Icelandic form and Slovak and Czech variant of Regina.
Reginaldo m Portuguese, Italian
Portuguese and Italian form of Reginald.
Reginbert m Ancient Germanic
Variant spelling of Raginbert.
Reginbjörg f Icelandic
Icelandic variant of Ragnbjörg.
Reginia f American
Elaboration of Regina.
Reginleif f Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse combination of regin "advise, decision, might, power (of the gods)" and leif "inheritance, legacy".
Reginleifr f Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Variant of Reginleif. This is the name of a Valkyrie in Norse mythology.
Reginmund m Ancient Germanic
Variant spelling of Raginmund.
Reginn m Norse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse regin or rögn "advice." In Norse mythology, Reginn was a son of the dwarf king Hreiðmárr and foster father to Sigurd.
Regino f Esperanto
Means "queen" in Esperanto.
Regintrud f Ancient Germanic, History
Variant spelling of Ragintrud. Regintrud was the wife of Theudebert, an 8th-century duke of Bavaria.... [more]
Reginzo m Medieval German
Hypochoristic form of names containing the name element ragin "advice" like Reinhard.
Règis m Lengadocian, Gascon
Languedocian and Gascon form of Régis.
Regís m Provençal
Provençal form of Régis.
Regis m Provençal, Niçard, English (American)
Niçard form of Régis as well as an English borrowing of Régis in its Anglicized form. This name was borne by American television personality and actor Regis Philbin (1931-2020).
Regitza f Danish (Rare)
Danish form of Richiza.
Regla f Spanish
Means "rule" in Spanish, derived from the title of the Virgin Mary Nuestra Señora de Regla, meaning "Our Lady of the Rule". She is the patron saint of Baní, the capital city of the Dominican Republic.
Reglindis f Medieval German (Latinized)
Name formed of the Germanic name elements REGIN "advice, council" and LIND "linden tree, lime; shield (made of lime wood); gentle, soft".... [more]
Regna f Old Danish
Old Danish variant of Ragna.
Regnald m Old High German
Old High German variant form of Raginoald.
Regnar m Danish
Danish variant of Regner.
Regner m Old Danish, Danish
Old Danish and Danish form of Ragnarr.
Regnerus m Medieval Dutch (Latinized)
Later form of Raginerus, mostly used in medieval times.
Regnier m French
Original French form of Rainier, most likely stemming from medieval times.
Regnild f Medieval English
Possibly related to Ragnhild.
Rego m Esperanto
Means "king" in Esperanto
Regő m Hungarian (Archaic)
Old Hungarian name of uncertain origin and meaning. Theories include a short form of names beginning with the element Reg-.
Regola f Italian (Rare)
Cognate of Regula. It coincides with the regular Italian vocabulary regola "rule; norm".
Regolo m Italian
Italian form of Regulus.
Regor m English (American)
Roger spelled backwards.
Regoulos m Ancient Roman (Hellenized), Late Greek
Hellenized form of Regulus. This name was borne by a legendary Greek saint from the 4th century AD.
Regta f Filipino
Means "warm and sincere" in Ilocano.
Règul m Catalan
Catalan form of Regulus.
Regul m Russian
Russian form of Regulus.
Reguna f Japanese
From Japanese 麗 (re) meaning "lovely, beautiful", 紅 (gu) meaning "crimson" combined with 菜 (na) meaning "vegetables, greens". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Regvita f Lithuanian
The name is of uncertain origin or meaning, possibly a combination of Regina and Vytautas
Rehab m Kashmiri
Meaning "Open-Minded".
Rehan f Armenian
Means "basil" in Armenian.
Rehana f Tswana
Means "we are here" in Setswana.
Rehina f Belarusian, Ukrainian
Belarusian and Ukrainian form of Regina.
Rehoboth m & f Biblical Hebrew
Rei m Albanian (Modern)
Most likely an Albanian adopted form of Ray.
Rei m Biblical Hebrew (Rare)
Means "my companion" in Hebrew. In the Bible, Rei was one of David's most loyal supporters.
Reia f Japanese
From Japanese 伶 (rei) meaning "lonely, solitary" combined with 亜 (a) meaning "second, Asia" or 安 (a) meaning "calm, peaceful". Other kanji combinations are also possible.... [more]
Reianna f English
Variant of Rhianna.
Reiår m Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian dialectal variant of Reidar.
Reičela f Latvian (Modern, Rare)
Latvian adaption of Rachel reflecting the English pronunciation.
Reida f Romansh
Variant of Reta.
Reidmar m Norwegian, Swedish (Rare, Archaic)
Norwegian and Swedish form of Hreiðrmarr.
Reidulf m Norwegian
Norwegian younger form of Hræiðulfr.
Reiel m Norwegian
Norwegian dialectal variant of Reidulf.
Reier m West Frisian (Rare), Dutch (Rare)
West Frisian form of the ancient Germanic name Reginher, which is a variant form of Raganhar (see Rayner).... [more]
Reifnir m Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Derived from reifir ("giver, helper"). This is the name of a sea-king in Norse mythology.
Reifr m Ancient Scandinavian
From Old Norse reifr meaning "friendly, happy".
Reignn f English (Modern)
Variant of Raine or Rain, the spelling apparently influenced by that of the word reign.
Reiha f Japanese
Means "cold feather".