Color, Female, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Red/Crimson, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

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… Continue reading Rossa

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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);… Continue reading Revere

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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    

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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… Continue reading Rodion

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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… Continue reading Rumi

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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)  

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Rudaba

Rudaba is the name of a figure in Persian mythology, featured in Ferdowsi's Shahnameh. She is the wife of Zal, a legendary warrior and king, and mother of their son Rostam, who also becomes a legendary warrior himself. The name is made up of Persian elements rud رود (river torrent) and ab آب (water), essentially meaning "she of the river" of "she of… Continue reading Rudaba

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Rostam

Rostam is is the son of Zal and Rudaba, a princess of Kabul. He's a legendary hero, the champion of champions, and the hero of the Persian epic Shahnameh. According to legend, his mother Rudaba had a prolonged labor because of his size and Zal was sure she was going to die. He summoned a simurgh… Continue reading Rostam

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Red

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,… Continue reading Red

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Raleigh

Raleigh comes from an English surname, a locational name for someone who came from a place called Raleigh. It either means "red clearing" from Old English elements read (red) and leah (clearing, wood), or "roe deer clearing" from Old English ra (roe) and leah (clearing, wood). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Rawley (English) Rawleigh (English) Raley (English)