Dragon, Earth, Female, Fire, Japanese, Male, Mythological creatures, Nature, R names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

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… Continue reading Ryou

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Male, Moon, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Virtues/Attributes

Rakesh

Rakesh is an Indian male name meaning "lord of the full moon" made up of Sanskrit elements raka (full moon) and isha (lord). Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Etruscan, Male, Mythology, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Roman mythology, Virtues/Attributes

Romulus

Romulus is the name of one of the founders of Rome in Roman mythology, who along with his twin brother Remus were suckled by a she-wolf when they were babies after being abandoned on the orders of their uncle. Romulus later killed his brother (or his followers did) over a dispute on where to build their… Continue reading Romulus

Male, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Roman mythology, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Remus

Remus is the twin brother of Romulus, the mythical founders of Rome in Roman mythology, who was later killed by him over a dispute on where to build their city. His name is of unknown meaning though it's possible that the name possibly means "twin". Remus is also a surname, either from a Germanic given name derived… Continue reading Remus

Female, Japanese, Kin/Family, Male, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Sound, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

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… Continue reading Reijo

Animals, Birds, Crow, Earth, Elements, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Raven, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Rocco

Rocco is an Italian male name which comes from an Ancient Germanic element of uncertain meaning though I've seen several possible meanings for it: Proto-Germanic *hrōkaz (rook, crow), hrok (rest), rohon (to roar, shout). It's also possible that Rocco is a variant form of Rocca, a locational name for someone who came from a place called Rocca, meaning "fortress, stronghold;… Continue reading Rocco

Animals, Arabic, Elements, Emotion/Feelings, Female, Hebrew, Japanese, Kin/Family, Male, Nature, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Sheep, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names, Zodiac

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)… Continue reading Rami

Kin/Family, Male, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Robinson

Robinson comes from an English surname, a patronymic surname meaning "son of Robin", Robin being an English medieval diminutive of Robert, the English form of Germanic Hrodebert meaning “bright fame” from Germanic elements hrod (fame) and beraht (bright). Nicknames: Rob, Robin, Robby/Robbie Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Female, Male, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Rémy

Rémy is the French form of Latin Remigius which comes from Latin remigis, the genitive singular form of remex meaning "oarsman, rower" via Latin remus (oar) derived from PIE root word *h₁reh₁- (to row). It's also possible that it could be derived from another Latin name, Remedius, meaning "cure, remedy". Although primarily used as a male name in France, it's also had some use… Continue reading Rémy

Elements, Female, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Rainey

Rainey comes from a Gaelic surname, an anglicized form of O'Raighne meaning "descendant of Raighne", Raighne perhaps derived from Raonull or Ronald which derives from Old Norse Rognvaldr meaning “powerful advice” or “counsel ruler” from Old Norse elements regin (advice, counsel) and valdr (power, ruler, leader) and a cognate of Germanic name Reynold. Rainey could also be a variant spelling of rainy, an English word referring to weather that is… Continue reading Rainey