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);…

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)  

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…

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,…