Red is the name of a color which has long been associated with courage and sacrifice, love and passion, as well as anger, aggression, and war- to the ancient Romans, the color red was associated with Mars, their god of war, and the planet Mars received its name because of its red color. In many Asian countries, red is associated with fertility and success. As an English surname, Red originated as a nickname for someone who had red hair, or a ruddy complexion. It comes from Old English rēad via Proto-Germanic *raudaz derived from a PIE root word.
Red could also be used as a nickname for Redmund, the anglicized form of Réamann, the Irish form of Raymond meaning “advice protector” or “counsel protector”.
- Redd (English)