René, Renée

René is the French form of Renatus, a Late Roman name meaning "born again" or "reborn" deriving from Latin nascor (born; begotten) from Proto-Indo-European *ǵenh₁- (to produce, beget, to give birth). René is the traditional masculine name used in French while Renée is the feminine form of the name, however in English-speaking countries René is used for both males and females. Rene … Continue reading René, Renée

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Rhian

Rhian (pr. ree-an) is a Welsh female name meaning "maiden" from Welsh rhiain which derives from Proto-Celtic *rīganī- (queen). It could also be used as a short form of Rhiannon meaning "great queen" from Celtic Rigantona. In Welsh mythology, Rhiannon is a major figure in the Mabinogion and has been associated with the Gaulish goddess of horses, Epona. Rhian is also a Welsh male name, … Continue reading Rhian

Ramla

Ramla is an Arabic female name meaning "sand". In Swahili, the phrase piga ramli means "to tell the future", ramli meaning "divination, fortune-telling" in Swahili which is derived from Arabic raml (sand). Origin: Arabic Variants: Ramlah (Arabic)   رَمْلَة (Arabic)  

Rama

Rama is an Indian male name, the name of a reincarnation of the Hindu god Vishnu. He features in an ancient Indian epic poem, the Ramayana, in which his wife Sita is abducted by the demon king Ravana though he rescues her. The name has two possible meanings: it means "dark, dark-colored, black" and it also means "pleasing, charming, … Continue reading Rama

Royce

Royce comes from an English surname which derives from a medieval female name Royse, a variant of Rose, the name of the flower which derives from Latin rosa meaning “rose” via Greek rhodon (rose) which may ultimately be derived from Persian *wrda- (rose), though it may also derive from Proto-Indo-European *wṛdho- meaning “sweetbriar”. Rose was also originally the Norman form of Germanic names beginning with hrod meaning … Continue reading Royce

Rio

Rio has two separate origins and meanings. The first is that it is a Spanish and Portuguese word and place name meaning "river" derived from Latin rivus (brook, small stream) which comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₃er- (to flow, to move). It's also a Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian surname derived from the given name referring to someone who lived near … Continue reading Rio

Robin

Robin is a unisex given name which comes from a medieval diminutive of Robert, the English form of Germanic Hrodebert meaning “bright fame” from Germanic elements hrod (fame) and beraht (bright). It's also the name of a bird as well as a surname derived from the given name. Origin: Germanic Variants: Robyn (English) Robynne (English) f Robina (English) f Robena (English) f  

Regina

Regina comes from Latin meaning "queen", originally used as a title but also used as a female name. Origin: Latin Variants: Regine (German, Norwegian) Reina (Spanish) Regena (English) Régine (French)   Male forms: Rex (Latin)  

Rin

Rin is a Japanese unisex name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: "dignified; severe, cold" (凛); "ethics; morals" (倫); "look to; face; meet; confront; attend; call on" (臨); "jewel; tinkling of jewelry" (琳); "phosphorous" (燐); "design; figured cloth; twill" (綾); "small bell; buzzer" (鈴); "clear water" (潾); Origin: Japanese In hiragana … Continue reading Rin