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)    

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);…

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    

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…

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…

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)  

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…

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,…