D names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Dexter

Dexter comes from an English surname, an occupational name originally used for a female dyer though it's been commonly used as a male given name. Dexter is also a Latin word meaning "right; on the right side" as well as meaning "skillful; adroit" via Latin dextera (right hand) deriving from PIE *deḱs- “right (opposite left) or essentially south”. Nicknames: Dex… Continue reading Dexter

Female, Food, Hebrew, Male, Nature, Persimmon, Place names, S names, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

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… Continue reading Sharon

Arabic, Male, R names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

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… Continue reading Rashid

Animals, Arabic, Female, Horses/Stallions, Nature, Nickname names, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

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… Continue reading Rosetta

B names, Kin/Family, Male, Proto-Semitic, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

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… Continue reading Benjamin

Arabic, Male, R names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

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-… Continue reading Rashad

Animals, D names, Horses/Stallions, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Word names

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… Continue reading Destry

Animals, Deer/Roe, Elements, Fox, Male, Nickname names, Proto-Indo-European, R names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Word names

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… Continue reading Rey

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

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… Continue reading Rex