ReyermMedieval Dutch, Dutch (Rare) Medieval Dutch form of Reier, which is nowadays a bit more common than Reier itself, but not as common as the modern (variant) spelling Reijer, which is the most prevalent out of the three of them.... [more]
ReyndísfIcelandic Icelandic form of Ragndis as well as a combination of the Old Norse name elements reynir "rowan (tree)" and dís "goddess; woman, lady; sister" or dis "wise woman, seeress; woman, virgin".
ReziamBiblical, Biblical Hebrew From the Hebrew name רִצְיָא (Ritzya) meaning "delight". Possibly from the root רָצוֹן (ratzon) meaning "desire, wish, favor, goodwill". In the Book of 1 Chronicles, Rezia was one of the sons of Ulla, an Asherite.
RhadamanthosmGreek Mythology I am uncertain of the meaning, but it might be etymologically related to Greek adámas "invincible, untamed" or Greek damázo "to overpower, to tame, to conquer." In Greek mythology, Rhadamanthos was a son of Zeus and Europa.
RhadamanthusmGreek Mythology Meaning unknown, probably of pre-Greek origin, but perhaps related to Greek ῥᾴδιος (rhaidios) "easy" and μανθάνω (manthanô) "to learn, come to know". In Greek mythology, Rhadamanthus or Rhadamanthys was a son of Zeus and Europa... [more]
RhainmMedieval Welsh, Welsh From Welsh rhain meaning "stiff" or "stretched out", sometimes interpreted as "spear". This was borne by a son of the legendary 5th-century king Brychan Brycheiniog, and by a 9th-century king of Dyfed.
RhamnousiafGreek Mythology An epithet of the Greek Goddess of retribution, Nemesis, meaning "the Goddess of Rhamnous". Rhamnous was an ancient Greek city and the site of Nemesis' most prominent sanctuary.
RhanisfGreek Mythology The name of one of the band of sixty young Okeanid Nymphs which formed the core retinue of the goddess Artemis. Her name is derived from the word Ψεκας (rhanis) meaning "raindrop".
RhedafAnglo-Saxon Mythology (Latinized) Latinized form of Old English Hrêðe or Hrêða. Rheda is a goddess attested solely by Bede in his 8th-century work De temporum ratione, where she is connected with the month "Rhedmonth" (which is the equivalent of modern day March).
RhemafAmerican (Rare) Derived from Greek ῥῆμα (rhēma) meaning "a saying, utterance, word", literally "that which is spoken", a term used in Christianity to refer to the concept of rhematos Christou "the word of Christ".
RhexenormGreek Mythology Derived from the Greek noun ῥηξήνωρ (rhexenor) meaning "bursting through ranks of armed men (of the enemy)", which consists of the Greek noun ῥῆξις (rhexis) meaning "breaking, bursting, breaking forth" combined with the Greek noun ἀνήρ (aner) meaning "man".... [more]
RhiainfelltfMedieval Welsh Derived from Welsh rhiain "maiden" (originally "queen" from Celtic *r-gan-) and mellt "lightning". Rhiainfellt or Rhieinfellt was the name of a great-granddaughter of Urien Rheged who became the wife of the 7th-century Anglo-Saxon king Oswy of Northumbria.
RhidianmWelsh Possibly a derivative of Old Welsh rudd "red", in which case it is a cognate of Ruadhán. This was the name of an early Welsh saint, remembered in the parish and village of Llanrhidian on Gower.
RhindonmLiterature Used by British author C.S. Lewis in his 1950s fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia. Given to the sword of Peter Pevensie.
RhinefLiterature Apparently from the name of the River Rhine in western Germany, which is ultimately from Gaulish Renos meaning "that which flows". It was used by American author Lauren DeStefano in her 'Chemical Garden Trilogy'.
RhinemEnglish From Middle English Rine, Ryne, from Old English Rīn (“the Rhine”), from Middle High German, ultimately Proto-Germanic *Rīnaz, from Gaulish Rēnos, from a Pre-Celtic or Proto-Celtic *Reinos; one of a class of river names built from Proto-Indo-European *h₃reyH- (“to move, flow, run”).
Rhionm & fWelsh As a masculine name, this is a modern Welsh form of Ryan, or a masculine form of Rhian, coined from Welsh rhi "leader".... [more]
RhipsolaosmAncient Greek Derived from the Greek noun ῥῖψις (rhipsis) meaning "a throwing, a hurling" combined with the Greek noun λαός (laos) meaning "(the) people".
RhiwallonmWelsh Welsh form of the old Celtic name *Rigovellaunos, perhaps meaning "most kingly" or "lord-ruler" (from rhi and gwallon). This name belongs to several characters in the Welsh 'Triads' (11th- to 14th-c.), including a son of Urien "who fought against the Saxons and enjoyed a number of victories"... [more]
RhodamnefLiterature, Late Greek, Greek Derived from Greek ῥόδον (rhodon) meaning "rose". Used in the 'Tale of Livistros and Rhodamne', a love romance written around the middle of 13th century at the imperial court of Nicaea.
RhodopefGreek Mythology, Late Greek Derived from the Greek adjective ῥοδωπός (rhodopos) meaning "rosy-faced, rosy", which consists of the Greek noun ῥόδον (rhodon) meaning "rose" combined with the Greek noun ὤψ (ops) meaning "eye, face, countenance".... [more]
RhodopianusmLate Roman From the Roman cognomen Rhodopianus meaning "from Rhodope". Rhodope was the name of a late Roman and early Byzantine province as well as of a mountain range. In both cases, the name is ultimately of Thracian origin... [more]
Rhythmm & fEnglish (Modern, Rare) From the word referring to metrical movement, derived via Latin from Ancient Greek ῥυθμός (rhythmós) meaning "measured flow/movement, symmetry, arrangement, order, form."
Riamuf & mJapanese From Japanese 俐 (ri) meaning "clever", 利 (ri) meaning "profit, advantage, benefit", 李 (ri) meaning "plum", 栗 (ri) meaning "chestnut", 梨 (ri) meaning "pear", 流 (ria) meaning "current, a sink, flow, forfeit", 理 (ri) meaning "reason, logic", 璃 (ri) meaning "glassy, lapis lazuli", 莉 (ri) meaning "pear" or 陸 (ri) meaning "land", 亜 (a) meaning "second, Asia" or 愛 (a) meaning "love, affection" combined with 夢 (mu) meaning "dream", 武 (mu) meaning "warrior, military, chivalry, arms" or 舞 (mu) meaning "dance"... [more]
RianafJapanese From Japanese 里 (ri) meaning "village", 愛 (a) meaning "love, affection" or 亜 (a) meaning "second, Asia" combined with 菜 (na) meaning "vegetables, greens" or 南 (na) meaning "south". Other kanji combinations are possible.
RianafHungarian (Modern) Derived from Hungarian rianás, a word denoting an ice crack, specifically a thermal crack that forms on ice covering a body of water as well as the event of such a crack forming, typically accompanied by a distinctive sound.
RiánsaresfSpanish From the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary, La Virgen de Riánsares, meaning "The Virgin of Riánsares," the name being a contraction of río Ánsares, the name of a river (now referred to in English as the Riánsares River) which is the main tributary of the Gigüela river... [more]
RibonfJapanese From Japanese 結 (ribon) meaning "tie, fasten, join, organize". Other kanji or kanji combinations can form this name as well. ... [more]
RiborgfNorwegian (Rare), Danish (Rare) Variant of Rigborg. The first element is either from Old Norse ríki "empire, kingdom" or ríkr "mighty, distinguished, rich, mighty". The second element is from either Old Norse bjarga "to help, save", or bjǫrg "help", or from borg "castle, fortification"... [more]
RicmEnglish Short form of Richard, Eric, or names with rick or ric, though it is sometimes used as a stand-alone name.