Rowe

Rowe comes from an English surname with several possible meanings: it could be a locational name for someone who lived near a hedgerow or a row of houses. It comes from Old English rāw, ræw meaning “row”; it’s also possible that it may have arisen as a medieval form of Roul, the Norman French form of Rolf which comes…

Ravid

Ravid is a Hebrew unisex name meaning “necklace”. Origin: Hebrew  

Reese

Reese is an Anglicized spelling of Rhys, a Welsh male name meaning “enthusiasm, ardor”. Although Rhys is a male name, its spelling Reese has become a popular name for both boys and girls. Reese is also a Welsh surname originating from Rhys. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Male forms: Rhys (Welsh) Rees (Welsh) Reece (Welsh)    

Rossa

Rossa is an Italian word meaning “red”, the feminine singular of rosso (red) which comes from Latin russus (red) derived from a PIE root word. Rossa is the name of several places located in Italy and is also an Italian surname originating from the locational name. Rossa could also be used as a feminine form of Ross, a Scottish…

Revere

Revere is a surname with several possible meanings attached to it: it’s a French surname, a variant spelling of Rivière, Rivoire, or Rivier which mean “river”, likely a locational name for someone who lived near the banks of a river; it could also be derived from Middle English revere, reiver meaning “robber, burglar” from Old English rēafere (reaver; robber; spoiler);…

Rafferty

Rafferty comes from an Irish surname, an anglicized form of Ó Rabhartaigh meaning “descendant of Rabhartach”, Rabhartach being a personal name meaning composed of Old Irish elements rath (bestowal, grant; prosperity; abundance) and beartaigh (cast; brandish), essentially meaning “bringing prosperity”. I’ve also seen it listed as meaning “flood tide”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European    

Rodion

Rodion is a Russian male name, the Russian form of Herodion, a diminutive of Greek Heroides (or Herod) which means “song of the hero” from Greek elements heros (hero, warrior) and oide (song, ode). Nicknames: Rodya (Russian) Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Herod (Ancient Greek) Herodes (Ancient Greek) Herodion (Ancient Greek) Herodianus (Latin)   Female forms Herodias (Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek) Erodiade…

Rumi

Rumi is a Japanese female name with a variant of meanings depending on the kanji used: ru 留 “detain; fasten” + mi 美 “beauty; beautiful” (留美); ru 瑠 “lapis lazuli” + mi 美 “beauty; beautiful” (瑠美); ru 流 “current; flow; stream” + mi 水 “water” (流水); ru 屡 “often, frequently” + mi 水 “water” (屡水); ru 屡 “often, frequently” + mi 三 “three” (屡三) There are other meanings depending on the…

Rosemary

Rosemary is the name of an herb which can be used as an essential oil or in cooking, and symbolizes remembrance. It gets its name from Latin ros marinus meaning “dew of the sea”, apparently because it thrives near the sea. It could also be used as a combination of Rose and Mary.  Nicknames: Rose, Rosie/Rosy, Romy/Romey/Rommy, Mary…

Radha

Radha is the name of a goddess in Hindu mythology, the consort of Krishna, who represents beauty, humanity, and kindness. The name means “prosperity, success” from Sanskrit radha राधा . It’s used as a unisex name in India. Origin: Sanskrit   Variants: Radhika (Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil)