Rayner

Rayner is an English male name, an anglicized form of Rainer, a Germanic male name via Old Germanic Raganhar, composed of ragin (advice, counsel) and hari (army), essentially meaning "advisor of the army". Rayner is also an English surname originating from the same source above. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Meaning: advisor of the army Usage: English Variants: Rainer (German) Reiner (German) …

Rollo

Rollo is the Latinized form of Roul, the Medieval English and French form of Rolf which originated from Germanic given name Hrodulf meaning “famous wolf”. Rollo is also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Rudolph (English) Rudolf (German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Slovene, Croatian, Russian, Armenian) Rodolph (French, English) Rodolphe (French) Rodolfo …

Raylen

Raylen is a modern English name, an elaborated form of Ray, a shortened form of Raymond, the English form of Germanic Raginmund meaning “advice protector” or “counsel protector from ragin (advice, counsel) and mund (protector, protection). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Male forms: Raylin (English) Raelin (English)   Female forms: Raylin (English) Raelyn (English) Raelynn (English) Raelin (English) Raelene (English) Raylene (English)    

Reza

Reza is a Persian male name, the Persian form of Arabic Ridha meaning "satisfaction, contentment" and is also a surname originating from the given name. I've also seen Reza listed as a Croatian female name, a shortened form of Tereza, the Czech form of Theresa,  a name of uncertain origin. The name seems to have first been used by …

Ramses

Ramses is an anglicized form of Ramesses, an Ancient Egyptian name meaning "born of Ra" or "Ra is the one who bore him", Ra being the Egyptian god of the sun and a central figure in the Egyptian pantheon; his name means "sun". Ramesses is made up of Egyptian rꜥ-ms-sw- rꜥ (Ra), msj (to give birth to), and sm (him, he). Origin: Egyptian Variants: …

Ryker

Ryker comes from a Dutch surname which seems to be derived from Middle Dutch adjective rike (rich; powerful, mighty); rike is also a noun meaning "realm; dominion" but they both derive from Proto-Germanic *rīks (king, ruler) via a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Riker (German, English) Ryken (Dutch)    

Rhett

Rhett is an americanized form of de Raedt, a Dutch surname which comes from Middle Dutch raet meaning "advice, counsel". Origin: Dutch Female forms: Rhetta (English)   Links: ancestry.com wiktionary Llewellyn's Complete Book of Names by K.M. Sheard  

Regis

Regis comes from French Régis, which comes from a surname meaning "of the king" or "ruler" from French régir (to govern) via a PIE root word; it originated as an occupational name for someone who worked in the king's household. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Régis (French)  

Reginald

Reginald is an English male name, the Latinized form of Reynold, the English form of Germanic Raginald meaning "powerful advice" or "counselor ruler", made up of Germanic elements ragin (advice) and wald (rule). Nicknames: Reg, Reggie Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Reynold (English Raghnall (Irish, Scottish) pr. raynel Ranald (Scottish form of Reynold) Ragnvaldr (Ancient Scandinavian) Ragnvald (Danish, Norwegian, Swedish) Raginald (Ancient Germanic form …

Renton

Renton comes from a Scottish surname, a locational name for someone who came from a place called Renton. The second element comes from Old English tun meaning "enclosure, settlement; town" while the first element may be derived from Old English given name Regna from Old English element regen "to govern". Origin: Proto-Indo-European    

Rudyard

Rudyard comes from an English surname, originally a locational name for someone who came from a place called Rudyard. The second element of the name comes from geard meaning "enclosure; yard" while the first element is either from English rud (red, ruddy) via Old English rudian (ruddy), or from an Old English element meaning "rue" as in the plant. Origin: Proto-Indo-European, …

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 …