Sharon

Sharon is the name of a biblical place in the Old Testament, as well as the name of several places in the United States and United Kingdom. It means “plain”, referring to a fertile plain though it’s also been connected to Hebrew yashar meaning “straight,” or “to be level”, or that it could come from a…

Rashid

Rashid is an Arabic male name meaning “rightly guided; following the right course” which comes from Arabic root word r-š-d (to go the right way, to follow the right course); it derives from the same root word as Rashad. Rashid is also an Arabic surname originating from the given name. Origin: Arabic Variants: Rasheed (Arabic) Rashed (Arabic) Rachid…

Rosetta

Rosetta is the Italian diminutive of Rosa essentially meaning “little rose”,which comes 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 “fame”, originally spelled Rohese or Roese. Rose is also a short form of names…

Benjamin

Benjamin is the son of Jacob and Rachel in the Bible. His name comes from Hebrew Binyamin meaning “son of the right” or “son of the south” made up from Hebrew ben בֵּן (son) which derives from a Proto-Semitic word; and yamin יָמִין (right (hand), right side; south. Benjamin has also been interpreted as meaning “son of days”, probably referencing the advanced age…

Rashad

Rashad is an Arabic male name meaning “right direction/guidance, right path” which comes from Arabic root word r-š-d (to go the right way, to follow the right course). Rashad is also an Arabic surname. Origin: Arabic Variants: Rəşad (Azerbaijani) Rashid (Arabic) Rasheed (Arabic) Rashed (Arabic) Reşit (Turkish)   Female forms: Rashida (Arabic) Reşide (Turkish)   Rashad-…

Destry

Destry is an English male given name, the English form of Destrier meaning “warhorse”, referring to the horse of a medieval knight. It comes from Anglo-Norman destrer, destrier meaning “warhorse” via Vulgar Latin *dextrarius (led by the right hand) from Latin dextera (right hand) deriving from PIE *deḱs- “right (opposite left) or essentially south”. The meaning comes from being led on the right side…

Rey

Rey is a Spanish male name (and word) meaning “king” derived from Latin rex (king, ruler) via a PIE *h₃rḗǵs (king, ruler) from root word *h₃reǵ- (to straighten, to right oneself; right; just). It could also be a short form of Reymundo, a variant spelling of Raymundo, the Spanish and Portuguese form of Raymond, the English form of Germanic Raginmund meaning “advice protector” or “counsel protector…

Ayman

Ayman is an Arabic male name meaning “right-handed, lucky, blessed” and literally “on the right side” derived from yamin (right, right hand). Origin: Arabic Variants: Aymen (Arabic)     Ayman- أيمن (Arabic)  

Rex

Rex comes from Latin rex meaning “king” derived from PIE *h₃rḗǵs (king, ruler) from root word *h₃reǵ- (to straighten, to right oneself; right; just). Rex is also an English surname, either derived from the given name or as a variant spelling of Ricks, a topographic name for someone who lived near where rushes or reeds grew. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Female forms: Rexa (English) Regina…