Ramira

Ramira is a Spanish female name, the feminine form of Ramiro, a Spanish and Portuguese form of Ramirus, the Latinized form of a Visigothic name which seems to be derived from Proto-Germanic elements *raginą (decision, advice, counsel) and *mērijaz (renowned, famous, great). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Male forms: Ramiro (Spanish, Portuguese) Ramirus (Latinized Ancient Germanic) Raginmar (Ancient Germanic)  

Remora

Remora is the name of a fish in the family Echeneidae, also known as suckerfish, because they attach themselves to other fish (such as sharks and turtles) and boats. Remora comes from Latin meaning “delay, hindrance”, made up of prefix re- (back, backwards) and mora (delay). The remora actually got their name in the belief that their attaching themselves to…

Ryou

Ryou (also spelled Ryō) is a Japanese unisex name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: ryou 涼 “refreshing; nice, cool” (涼); ryou 遼 “distant; far” (遼); ryou 諒 “reality; fact” (諒); ryōu 凌 “endure; keep (rain) out + u 羽 “feather; plume; wing” (B); ryou 椋 “dragon; imperial”; ryou 椋 “type of a deciduous tree”, also known as a scabrous aphananthe or a muku tree, found in…

Raphaela

Raphaela is a German female name, the feminine form of Raphael meaning “God has healed” from Hebrew Rafa’el. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Raphaela (German, English) Raffaela (German) Rafaela (Spanish, Portuguese, Macedonian) Raphaëlle (French) Raffaella (Italian) Raffaëla (Dutch)   Male forms: Raphael (German, English) Rafael (Spanish, Portuguese, German, Hungarian, Slovene, Macedonian) Rafinha (Portuguese diminutive of Rafael) Rafa (Spanish diminutive of…

Robinia

Robinia is the name of a genus of flowers named after French royal botanist Jean Robin and his son Vespasian, who first introduced the plant in Europe in 1601. Robin is a French surname, a diminutive of Robert which is the English form of Germanic Hrodebert meaning “bright fame”. Nicknames: Robby/Robbie, Rob, Robin Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Robin (English) Robyn (English) Robynne (English) Robina (English) Robena…

Rhea

Rhea is the name of a Titan in Greek mythology, the mother of Zeus and his siblings, and the wife of Cronus. When Cronus swallowed their children after birth for fear of a prophecy in which he would be overthrown by one of them, Rhea managed to save the youngest, Zeus, and had him smuggled away, and in which he…

Reijo

Reijo (pr. ray-yo; Forvo) is a Finnish male name, the Finnish form of Gregory, the English form of Latinized Greek form Gregorius deriving from Greek Gregorios meaning “watchful, vigilant, alert” from Greek gregoros ultimately derived from a PIE root word. Reijo (pr. ray-jo) is also a Japanese unisex name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used (the ones with stars…

Rami

Rami is an Arabic male name and surname meaning “archer, thrower” which comes from Arabic ramy رَمْي (throwing, flinging shooting); or it could be derived from ram (رام) meaning “to aspire,  to wish, to aim at, to dream, to be ambitious”. However, ram (رام) is also a Persian word meaning “tame, meek, docile”. Rami is also from Hebrew Ram (רָם)…

Rhonda

Rhonda is a female given name of uncertain meaning. It could be made up from Welsh elements rhon (pike, lance) and da (good). It’s also possible that it may be derived from Rhondda, the name of a valley and former coal mine in Wales. The meaning behind it is also unknown, though it could mean “noisy”, related to…